The pedigree of Le Touquet Golf Resort, home to France’s No. 1 links course*, has been recognised in an influential ‘Top 100 Golf Resorts of Continental Europe 2018’ ranking that sees it enter the Top 20 for the first time.
Recognising the successful transformation of the historic resort, experts at Golf World Magazine said the renovation work at Le Touquet Golf Resort had ‘transformed the entire visitor experience’, and by opening up the stunning dunescape it has ‘restored its original grandeur and revealed its original personality’.
It’s position at No. 20 in the new ranking was underpinned by the exquisite restoration of La Mer (The Sea) Course, including the recovery of four of Harry Colt and Charles ‘Hugh’ Alison’s original holes lost to the dunes during WWII.
The resort has received industry-wide praise since its ambitious renovation project began in 2011 and has also culminated in the rebirth of the charming Le Manoir Hôtel as a modern, boutique establishment as well as the construction of a new, striking architect-designed clubhouse.
Laurent Boissonnas, Chief Executive Officer at Le Touquet Golf Resort, said: “It is hugely encouraging to see the wealth of positive feedback and accolades we are receiving and it also underlines the important steps we have taken to position the resort as one of Europe’s must-visit golf destinations.”
Le Touquet Golf Resort provides 45 holes of outstanding golf surrounded by a natural landscape of sand dunes, pine forests and big skies.
Only an hour’s drive from the Eurotunnel’s Calais Terminus along the A16, it is an easily accessible destination for golfers from the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands, as well as the rest of France.
In recent months it has also claimed ‘Redevelopment of the Year 2018’ from Golf Inc. in the USA, seen rises in La Mer’s position in both Golf World Magazine and Top100golfcourses.com rankings, and Le Manoir Hôtel has been voted ‘France’s Best Golf Hotel’ for the second successive year by readers of the UK’s biggest-selling golf magazine, Today’s Golfer.
* Golf World magazine (UK)