St Malo Golf Club In northern Brittany a fair few miles to the south of St Malo in a small town called Le Tronchet
A 27 hole parkland layout with lots of water hazards including a river that is crossed on two holes! A pretty course with some very picturesque holes. There are a good few trees but they are not all that much in play. The fairways are quite generous and some of the holes quite long so it calls for some lusty hitting. The scene is set on this course by the first tee shot which is over a quite impressive lake. The carry is probably only a 100 yards or so depending upon the tee position but calls for a steady nerve on your first shot of the day. The 16th is my bête noir with the second shot played across the river and over the rocks the other side and the green beyond. The main problem on this hole is that from the back tee, you may be at 3 wood distance to make the carry!
The clubhouse is comfortable with good dining and a terrace looking across to the 18th green. There is also a hotel within the clubhouse complex which offers good value double rooms with a mezzanine floor for accompanying kiddies. There are superb views from the rooms over the course, the lakes and the river.
Favourite hole: the par 3 sixth is a drop hole over the river. It’s a beauty and sticks in my mind from the first time I played it with my son Daniel, then aged about 12, who managed a birdie!
Best medal round: 91 during the Foussier team event on 09/07/05.