Golf de l'Isle Adam
In need of nature? The 200-hectare Isle-Adam golf course, set on a heritage site filled with undulating valleys and woods, will fulfil all your expectations. Set a stone’s throw from the public Isle-Adam forest, it is also only a few kilometres from the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, an open-air Impressionist “museum”.
Designed by the American architect Ronald Fream, this 18-hole course is as beautiful as it is technically challenging. As you follow its circuit of sloping greens, windy flats and dizzying raised tees, you’ll soon get into the swing of its alternating narrow holes and wide fairways.
Technique and relaxation
Brace yourself at hole 3 for the course’s tricky uphill climb and dogleg, which are followed by the imposing bunkers of holes 4, 13 and 16. Your reward after all that effort? The exceptional panoramic views from hole 7 and hole 14 – the longest one on the circuit.
At hole 18, you can make a detour to the handsome club house – a former farm, renovated and now endowed with a beautiful interior garden and a superb terrace that overlooks the course. Its Gault & Millau-listed restaurant serves delicious gastronomic meals, all prepared in-house.
The cherry on the cake? Golfboards are on offer, enabling you to “surf” the fairways as you travel easily from one tee to the next.