Inaugurated in 1909, the Fontainebleau golf course is one of the oldest in France.
The golf course designed by Tom SIMPSON and improved by Frederic George HAWTREE and his son Martin, both English golf course designers. It is located in the Fontainebleau forest, near the town, on the ancient imperial hunting ground.
Its narrow fairways are bordered with various species of trees such as pines silver birches, wild cherries, beeches and centenary oaks. It is very well equipped with 103 fine sand bunkers and also, dense outcrops of brooms, lilacs, ferns and wonderful jennets, which makes the course so attractive and difficult. And, according to the seasons, a symphony of colours and smells awaits you.
Due to its sandy ground, the ground is soft and is perfectly playable at any moment however bad the weather conditions may be. Its Norman style clubhouse is decorated with tree frescoes painted by Paul TAVERNIER, member of the Barbizon school.
A great traditional golf club, many golfers consider Fontainebleau as one of the best in Europe. In 2001, it was ranked by the Golf European magazine readers, as number 1 in France and is classed 17th in the Golf Word Top 50 Continental golf courses.
Crédits Photos : Alexis Orloff / Golf de Fontainebleau