Golf de Reims is a parkland course in the Champagne region of France. In case you forget where you are – maybe as a result of drinking too much of the local produce? – every hole is named after a Champagne house.
In the heart of Champagne’s vineyards and only 15 minutes from Reims, designed by Tom Simpson in 1928, the first 9 holes were completed in 1973 by Michael Fenn, giving birth to a magnificent British inland 18-hole course. The Clubhouse at Golf de Reims, nestled in the Château des Dames de France, welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and invites you to enjoy a tasteful cuisine around the fireplace or in summer in the shade of secular plane trees.
This tree-lined parkland layout will test most facets of your game, and should provide a round with plenty of enjoyable golfing challenges.
The opening two and final two holes are on the original plot of land, the remainder of which has been turned over to a practice area.
The holes through the forest section tend to follow a similar pattern – straight, medium-length par 4s through an avenue of trees and without fairway bunkers.
Exceptions include the 9th, a late-turning right dogleg over a lake, and the 12th, a par 3 of 162 yards at its maximum, played over a pond.
The course’s defences rely a lot on the subtle undulations of the greens. There are some tough greens such as 14th where the putting surface is like an upturned saucer with bunkers front right, front left and on left flank of green.
Golf de Reims is part of the Golfy network.