Investment continues to drive new rankings success at Le Touquet Golf Resort and Golf d’Hardelot
• Golf Digest ranks France’s No.1 links, La Mer, among France’s 10 Best Courses
• Top100golfcourses’ 2020-2021 French course listing positive for all four 18-hole layouts
• Le Figaro recognises Le Touquet Golf Resort’s La Mer among France’s Top 10 Courses
(Le Touquet, France ) As a multi-million Euro investment programme continues across Le Touquet Golf Resort and Golf d’Hardelot, the sister venues enjoy new success in course rankings from both Golf Digest, the world’s most widely read golf publication, as well as popular website, Top100golfcourses.
Le Touquet Golf Resort’s La Mer course, already acclaimed as France’s No.1 links, has been further decorated by Golf Digest, ranking it among France’s 10 Best Courses (8th). A 1,700+ strong group of Golf Digest raters from North America and a panel of 350 golf enthusiasts from around the globe helped put together the latest and most comprehensive country-by-country list.
This ranking coincided with Top100golfcourses’ release of its new French course listing, which revealed rises for three out of four of the 18-hole courses across the two Opal Coast venues.
Golf d’Hardelot’s Les Pins held its position at 7th while its sister course Les Dunes climbed four spots to no. 60. At Le Touquet Golf Resort, La Mer also moved up one spot to secure 9th and La Forêt jumped five places to finish 44th.
France’s Le Figaro also recognised Le Touquet Golf Resort’s La Mer course among its Top 10 national jewels.
These latest accolades come as work on France’s No.1 links, La Mer, has seen all but one of its greens entirely reseeded with bent and fescue grass, making them less susceptible to disease and requiring less irrigation and fertilizer.
Charles Debruyne, Golf Director at Le Touquet Golf Resort, said: “Our courses continue to make headlines around the world as must-play layouts that offer very unique experiences to our visitors.
“We are always very grateful for any accolades we receive and Golf Digest’s ranking is a strong endorsement of what we offer on La Mer. With continued work to improve the greens and provide golfers with consistent playing surfaces, we remain determined to restore the classic 1930s Colt & Alison course to its best.”
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About Le Touquet Golf Resort
Le Touquet Golf Resort is home of France’s #1 links course, La Mer. The classic 1931 Harry Colt and Charles Alison design with its ‘lost holes’ have now been exquisitely restored. La Mer secures a Top 20 ranking in Golf World magazine’s most recent listing of Continental European Golf Courses and 29th in Top100GolfCourses.com’s Continental European listing. Europe’s most fashionable resort of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and 1930s, Le Touquet remains an iconic destination blending elegant style and architecture with wide, open sandy beaches, surrounded by pine forest. Today, with the contemporary comforts and hospitality of a new architect designed clubhouse and a boutique style hotel at Le Manoir, Le Touquet Golf Resort and its three courses is ushering in a new golden age of European golf travel.
About Golf d’Hardelot
Golf d’Hardelot is 10 minutes from the centre of Neufchâtel-Hardelot on the north east coast of Pas-de-Calais, France’s northernmost department. It boasts two superb 18-hole courses, Les Pins and Les Dunes. Meandering through dunes and forest, these two sand-based layouts offer great fun for all levels of player.
Les Pins was designed by Tom Simpson and opened in 1931. It features at no. 39 in Golf World magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses of Continental Europe ranking and 22nd in Top100GolfCourses.com’s Continental European listing.
Les Dunes was opened in 1991. Designed by the late Paul Rolin and Jean Claude Cornillot, it has also undergone significant restoration work to offer a contrasting golfing challenge, while catering for the increasing demand from international golf visitors.
About Open Golf Club
Open Golf Club is a leading international golf management group, based in France. Founded in 1987, it now provides services to 50 golf clubs in six countries in Europe, including France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy.