Golf d'Hardelot 'Les Dunes'
Golf d'Hardelot 'Les Dunes', Hardelot, France, 62152
19 reviews of Golf d'Hardelot 'Les Dunes'
One of the best courses I have ever played. I have been there every year since 2005. The setting is beautiful and the course is a great test
Don't be put off by some of the negative reviews. Yes the course is shorter, but you'll find some of the prettiest golf holes you're likely to come across. Played April 2012, with 16 or us, and never saw another sole on the course.
Played there in July with a golf tour and loved the changes. OK a bit shorter now but in superb condition. All the other guys on the tour want to re book for next year and the majority are all low handicappers.
Used to be a good course, and one I enjoyed playing. BUT it has now been converted into a long pitch and putt by recent changes - avoid - I will never go back.
Great course, great challenge. The first few holes are in the woods then you move into the dunes and it just becomes fantastic. High dunes and well thought out holes but you need a course planner as you don't no where the fairways go but this adds to the fun.
The club house is small but nice and the food was good but they did shut early and forced us out, oh well can't win them all.
Challenging, excellent greens, well placed bunkers but to have seven par 3's does not quiet satisfy the appetite for a full round. Club house facilities are good too, with good choice of beverage and food.
A course that has been fantastic for many a year is sadly no longer. Reduced by a couple of thousand yards to make way for some glorious houses, resulting in the course being a bit of a joke. Now has 7 par 3's & a par of 67, actually only 4500 mtrs off the yellows. So if you have played this in the past, like me you will feel both sad & cheated, if you have never played it, please don't bother, stick to Les Pins.
We four brave golfers regulary play both the Dunes and Pines around mid May and what brings me to think that the Dunes is the better of the two, is the simple personal challange of loosing fewer golf balls. Saying that all four of us have never had a bad experience. Excellant all round would recomnd to all golfers.
Really enjoyed this course.
Its very undulating and a buggie is essential if you intend to play a second round over at Les Pins on the same day.
Some excellent holes with good variation. It was presented in immaculate condition with fairways and greens fantastic. A good test for golfers of all handicaps.
I would play this course again on any future visit.
Like its neighbour, Les Pins, this is an excellent course although of the two I definitely think Les Pins is the superior due to Les Dunes having several slightly contrived short par-4s. Despite that I still think a great deal of the course.
As with Les Pins the course is in excellent condition. Might be worth considering a buggy as layout is pretty undulating. Not that many dunes on the course though!
Disappointingly, for a French course the food and service in the clubhouse was very mediocre.
Played in summer 04
Found it to be a very testing course with alot of drives up hill and down dale. Doglegs galore. Greens were in excellent condition, definitely a course for people who can hit straight. Alot of reloading!!!
Stayed at Le Touquet- great base for golf holidays to the area
Played in sunshine in November course in fine nick. This course rewards acurracy and course management. Trouble occurs not just of the tee but all the way to the hole take chanches and you either be rewarded or cost a shot all in all highly recommended and a pleasure to play.
Played both Hardelot courses over the weekend and agree that this is the better of the 2. More undulating than Les Pins which offers fantastic views down the fairways to the greens (the 18th is just a beautiful finishing hole.) For the time of year that we played (end of October) the course was generally in good condition, with both the fairways and greens in good nick. The tees were however not up to the standard of the rest of the course, both in their condition or general appearance.
A quick review for Les Pins:
Very similar to Les Dunes but flatter in places and a few more blind drives. The club needs to be careful that the course does not get over played as in places in was looking a little worn (tees and greens.) Car Park was 80% full of British cars and very busy (Round took 4 3/4 hours). Changing rooms were okay but bar area was small and a little dated, one at Les Dunes is much better. Les Pins is still a great course but if I had to pick out of the 2 I would go for the Dunes.
I played this course earlier this month on a fine sunny day and, apart from my 3 friends, there were only 8 others on the course (all Brits!). I believe that it gets far busier as the season progresses.
The staff were friendly and the green fees very modest for the quality of the course.
The course was in excellent condition and, despite being lined with countless tall pine trees, balls that tried to escape from the fairways (we didn't mishit any - honest!) were relatively easy to find.
The holes were sometimes difficult, but fair (apart from a par 3 on the back 9, where only one of us holed out in less than 5!).
We can't wait to get back to try 'Les Pines', the course that is adjacent to this one.
I played this course yesterday, and it was excellent.
My score wasn't quite so impressive, primarily as a result of not reading the greens too well (both speed - very quick - and line), and also a 7 on a very tricky par 3, but I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
I also agree with the earlier comment that the 18th is impressive, but be warned that even a mediocre second shot can run and run.......there is a lake at the bottom of the fairway on the left of the green!
I can't wait to go back and try 'Les Pins' that is next door.
I have now played this course on a number of occasions. It has always been in excellent condition and proves to be a brillant test of golf. The course is well set out and I would recommend a course planner so that you can understand the layout of each hole. Finally get to the 18th what a beautiful hole to finish on! Good luck!
If you play to a reasonable standard, you will enjoy this course. The downside is that if you're not, you will return to the bar a broken man! There are a lot of blind drives to the 18 holes, so if you are not at the top of your game, take PLENTY of ammunition. It looks and plays like it is a lot more established than it is, and there are some terrific holes. On the day we played, the course was also swamped with Brits, (no bad thing in itself, but it seemed there was hundreds of them)and were they SLOW, which spoilt it for us. One girl in the clubhouse had to be the most ignorant woman in France, but her aside, everyone else seemed very helpful.
Played both Hardelot courses end September this is by far and away the better of the two.
A lot of blind drives and interesting holes make this a really super course. Fairways in very good nick despite attrocious local weather conditions.
Local Hotel du Parc pricey by French standards but a nice three star hotel.
very helpful with bookings and the course in good condition in October
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