Golf de Fontainebleau
Tucked in the heart of Fontainebleau Forest, only five minutes from the Renaissance and Classical marvel that is the Château de Fontainebleau, the Golf de Fontainebleau is the epitome of English-style “old course” elegance.
Opened in 1909, this exceptional itinerary, created by the British architect Tom Simpson, is one of the oldest and most handsome courses in France, revered for its superb circuit and narrow fairways bordered by silver birches, beeches and ancient oaks, with a landscape that changes according to the season.
A walk in the woods
Playable year-round, thanks to its sandy terrain, the Golf de Fontainebleau is a treat for the eyes as well as a formidable circuit. Its raised tees, sandstone rocks, thick copses of heather and broom, tricky slopes and 103 bunkers all require highly strategic playing.
The surrounding Fontainebleau Forest offers a further challenge – but in return offers a majestic backdrop. At hole 3, take a moment to enjoy the exceptional view before tackling its basin-shaped green. Hole 9, meanwhile, offers a chance to take a short break, to admire the magnificent timbered club house, built in the Normandy-style. If you’re there towards the end of your day, why not linger and admire the frescos by artist Paul Tavernier? Do note that at weekends the club is members only.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 9 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday.
- Par 72
- Copyright images:
- Alexis Orloff
- Golf de Fontainebleau