Story 11: Swinging on the golf course
The Deauville golf course: the sea as a horizonFabrice Rambert

Golfers love inDeauville
for its four golf courses and the surrounding area.
There are courses of all styles, green and flowery,
signed by the greatest architects and the most surprising inspirations
the most surprising inspirations.

Golf Barrière Deauville


Recognized as one of the most beautiful in France, the Barrière Deauville Golf Course offers the privilege of swinging on the heights of Deauville, with the sea and the Auvergne countryside as its only horizon. Manicured fairways, fast and winding greens, aesthetic research, colorful plantings and rigorous maintenance make this course a high ranking competition site for amateurs and professionals. In an environment of 70 hectares, the architects Tom Simpson and Henry Cotton designed two courses: the Lucien Barrière (9 holes - 3038 m) and the Diane Barrière (18 holes - 5951 m). A true Championship Golf Course, the Barrière Deauville Golf Club has welcomed many champions such as Gary Player, Tony Jacklin and Peter Fowler. The Barrière Deauville Golf Academy complements the golfing offer with high-level teaching and technology, for beginners or those who wish to improve their skills during courses and private lessons.

The Barrière Deauville Golf Club, one of the most beautiful in FranceFabrice Rambert
The Barrière Deauville Golf Club, one of the most beautiful in France © Fabrice Rambert
Golf Barrière Saint-Julien


In the heart of the Pays d'Auge, the Barrière Saint-Julien Golf Club is located on a 90-hectare estate, beautifully landscaped and maintained, with apple trees in bloom. Its architects, Alain Pratt and Bill Baker, have designed two courses in a totally British spirit: "Le Vallon" (18 holes - 6035 m), a championship course, where numerous water features meander mischievously along the fairways and greens, and "Le Bocage" (9 holes - 2258 m), aptly named for the quality of its landscapes, designed for less experienced players. Here you can try to surpass yourself in order to achieve the perfect shot. To improve one's game, individual, couple or group lessons as well as training courses are taught by Stéphanie Dallongeville, professional player for 25 years on the European circuit where she won many trophies.

Le Vallon, championship course at Golf Barrière Saint-JulienDR
Le Vallon, championship course at Golf Barrière Saint-Julien © DR
Deauville Golf Club


For a swing in the forest, head to the Golf de Deauville Saint-Gatien and its 140 hectare estate. Since 1988, the golf course welcomes players from all over the world on three courses of great visual variety, alternating between the forest and the Seine estuary. First, "La Vallée" (18 holes - 2977 m), which requires golfers to be precise and to have a complete technical knowledge to deal with the uneven terrain, the forest, the obstacles and the natural water sources. On the course of "La Bergerie" (9 holes - 3198 m), players slalom between flowering rough and large clumps of fir trees. The course cuts through the rounded curves of the valley and is more classical in appearance, but no less technical. The last of the three, "La Chapelle" (9 holes - 2956 m) is an excellent test, with shorter but very technical holes, where the strategy of play prevails. Dedicated to teaching, the five-hole "Parcours Vert" is ideal for adult novices and juniors of the NextGen Golf School of Saint-Gatien.

Deauville Saint-Gatien Golf Club, between sea and forestDeauville Saint-Gatien Golf Club
The Golf of Deauville Saint-Gatien, between sea and forest © Golf de Deauville Saint-Gatien
Admiralty Golf


A haven of peace and nature,Admiralty Golf is unlike any other. Its architect, Bill Baker, has created a superb championship course between ponds, vast greens and groves; swans and migratory birds have even found refuge there. A true outdoor museum, the "Parcours des Arts" (18 holes - 6089 m) owes its name to the monumental contemporary sculptures that line the course. The difficulty comes from the seven ponds and the atypical bunkers directly involved in the game. A change of scenery is guaranteed with the "Parcours des Étangs" (9 holes - 1982 m), ideal for initiation or practice. Winding between ponds, it requires rigor and precision to place yourself well. The most original? The "Parcours des Étoiles" (9 holes - 2155 m), which lights up at night to continue playing golf even when the sun goes down: a new and unique experience in Europe.

The Parcours des Arts, a true open-air museumAdmiralty Golf
The Parcours des Arts, a true open-air museum © Admiralty Golf
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Golf Barrière

Le Mont-Canisy,
Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 14 24 24
Two courses (9 and 18 holes), driving range (20 covered and 40 uncovered), equipment rental, putting green, practice bunker, approach green, pro-shop and clubhouse.

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Golf Barrière

La Briqueterie,
Phone : +33 (0) 2 31 64 30 30
Two courses (9 and 18 holes), driving range
(10 covered and 20 uncovered), equipment rental, putting green, practice bunker, approach green, pro-shop and club-house.

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Deauville Golf Club

Chemin de la Mue,
Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 65 19 99
Four courses (two 9-hole courses, one 18-hole course and one 5-hole course dedicated to teaching) and clubhouse.

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Route de Pont-L'Evêque, RD 278,
Phone : +33 (0) 2 31 14 42 00
Three courses (two 9-hole courses and one 18-hole course), covered driving range (42 stations) and grass driving range, pro-shop, sauna, reception area and clubhouse.

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Residence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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