Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6186
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6186 yards
Yellow 72 5945 yards 72.4 135
Blue 72 5511 yards
Red (W) 72 4806 yards 72.5 129
Scorecard for Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 73.8/139 421 342 168 420 503 437 359 315 212 3177 524 396 249 393 148 614 481 379 404 3588 6765
Yellow M: 72.4/135 396 322 168 402 503 437 359 296 198 3081 489 357 229 393 147 573 467 363 404 3422 6503
Blue W: 76.7/149 396 322 143 342 468 406 338 267 171 2853 474 322 201 365 131 544 433 327 378 3175 6028
Red W: 72.5/129 348 261 107 342 398 344 262 226 147 2435 474 322 162 309 131 497 373 262 290 2820 5255
Handicap 13 10 8 4 15 2 17 12 6 14 5 1 3 11 7 18 16 9
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 35 5 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 4 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 2015
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April - October
Architect Tom Doak (2015)

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa
Walking Allowed Yes

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Handicap 15-19
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Fantastic Tom Doak Design

The third of the courses played on the Signature Pass is one a bit further out (45 minutes from Bordeaux) called Grand Saint Emilionnais. This course was designed by Tom Doak on a fantastic piece of rolling inland turf and was the brainchild of the Morgue DÁlgue family. Gaetan and his son Andre spent a lot of time looking for the correct piece of land and were determined not to waste it with an average layout. They have succeded in spades.

From the moment the course comes into view you know it's something special. The charmingly warm "clubhouse"sits high on the hill with spectacular views over the first and eighteenth as they lead you away on a delightful golfing journey.

You can see so much of Doak's influence particularly on the superb green complexes that are, by and large, small in size but created with "Barnbougle"type undulations that make getting on the right level or section of green a must. A lot of the greens are unbunkered with some raised and others protected by water or grassy swales.

Unfortunately the course has been badly battered from a fairway condition by the European weather but there's plenty of grass cover if inconsistent. If you look past that to the design of the course you cant help but feel you are playing something pretty special.

There's enough width off the tees but, as on all good courses, hitting to the correct side of the fairway to set up an easier approach is rewarded. There are some terrific short par fours that allow risk/reward play and the par three collection are fantastic with a lazy 220 metre monster thrown in for good measure - I parred it!

The green speeds were much slower than we are used to so made putting tougher particularly from below the hole but that's something you should learn pretty quickly. The rolloing nature of the land means you will play a lot of sidehill and uphill lies so those that like to work a ball will really enjoy it.

We met the owner, his wife and daughter in law after the round in the clubhouse with walls adorned by posters from every Trophee Lancome ever played. Enjoying a slightly chilled red from St Emilion overlooking the course post round made us wish we had time to grab a cart and do it again with the course knowledge learned the first time round.

A truly fantastic golf course and experience that anyone travelling to the Bordeaux area should seek out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good

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