Pre-Tour Normandy and Brittany Golf Journey

September 19-26, 2018

Package Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodations at the Deauville Hotel du Golf, Normandy
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Grand Hotel, Dinard, Brittany
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails and dinner
  • Dinner on one evening at the Deauville Hotel du Golf (drinks not included)
  • 4 rounds of golf with confirmed tee times 
  • 1 Calvados liquor tasting visit of Calvados distillery
  • Transportation throughout by luxury coach and driver
  • Professional guide and entrance tickets for your visit to D-Day sites (full day) and Mont Saint Michel (2 hours)
  • Fully Escorted by a Premier Golf representative and French / English speaking guide
  • Airport Meet and Greet
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Meals (except those mentioned above), drinks, tips and other personal expenses
  • Electric golf carts
  • Driver gratuity

Price:

  • $3,670 per person based on double occupancy / $5,305 single occupancy

Prices are based on a minimum of 16 persons and on current exchange rates which are subject to change/currency fluctuation until a deposit has been received. If the group drops below the minimum of 16 persons then the price will fluctuate depending on the final number of people due to amortized costs such as transportation.

Payment Terms

  • $1,000 per person - Non Refundable Deposit due at time of booking
  • Final due on or before July 15, 2018

Please note that all payments are NON REFUNDABLE

ACCOMMODATIONS

Deauville's Hotel du Golf BarriereDeauville’s Hotel du Golf Barrière, a luxury four star hotel overlooking Deauville, with an informal friendly ambiance in a handsome and typical Norman architecture dated from the early 20th century. The golf course surrounds the hotel, making the Hotel du Golf the perfect golf resort situated within 10 minutes from one of the most famous French shopping areas (Deauville) and 30 minutes from the magnificent Honfleur painters’ port.


Grand Hotel Du Dinard is a prestigious four star hotel with an architecture dating back to the Second Empire which overlooks the sea and faces the ramparts of Saint-Malo. Close to the beaches and just one stone’s throw away from the Casino, the Grand Hotel du Dinard has all the charms of a typical seaside resort and was a favourite destination for aristocratic families during the 19th century.

GOLF DESCRIPTIONS

Deauville Golf Course

Deauville Golf CourseOverlooking Deauville’s bay, golfers play just outside the windows of the Grand Hotel at Deauville Golf, an old and challenging course designed by Tom Simpson. A large variety of trees such as oak, elm, ash and apple (symbol of the Calvados country) surrounds the fairways, where there are still remains of a wall of the Marquis de Lassay’s castle. Deauville is one of the most exclusive golf courses in Normandy where many foreign golfers come from all over the world to enjoy golf, relax and …gamble at the famous casino.


Etretat Golf Course

Etretat Golf CourseSituated at the top of Etretat’s cliffs and overlooking the world-renowned natural arches in the cliffs (Aiguille Creuse), this outstanding golf course is considered one of the most spectacular in Europe.

Like authentic links, Etretat Golf Course offers windy conditions and dreadful gorse surrounding some of the fairways.  It requiries long and straight iron shots, representing a tough challenge for all golfers. Even after you have reached the green, difficulties remain with the up and down slopes and the flagsticks bending in the gusts.


Dinard Golf Course

Dinard Golf CourseDinard is the second oldest golf course in France. Set along the shore, this traditional links course designed by Willie Dunn in 1887 has conserved its Scottish design. Even though the course’s length appears short (par 68, 5,700 yards), the wind coming from the ocean makes it much longer. Club selection at Dinard is a permanent challenge for players who have to know how to play any type of approach shot. On this exciting course offering spectacular views of the ocean and the Emerald coast, wisdom and accuracy are the key aspects of the game.


Pleneauf Golf Course

Pleneauf Golf CoursePleneuf is a superb seaside golf course with breathtaking views of the sea from most of the holes. The fairways are pretty wide for the tee shots, but when the wind blows (and it always blows), keeping the ball in play becomes the priority. The fast greens are well defended by numerous bunkers thoughtfully placed. A few holes are set along the beach including the eleventh, an outstanding par 5 whose back tee is placed on the hilliest part of the course and overlooks the whole coast.

SIGHTSEEING

Wednesday, September 19

Sightseeing en route to Normandy

Monet's gadens in GivernyVisit Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, a wonderful promenade in the flower paradise of the impressionist master. The house, made of pink crushed brick, is where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926 and once again has its colourful décor. Visitors can admire the collection of Japanese prints of the master as well as the huge Nymphéas studio which contains the Foundation’s shop.  The gardens have been replanted as they once were:  the rectangular Clos Normand offers from Spring to Autumn the palette of varying colours of the painter-gardener who was “ecstatic about flowers”. Lastly the water garden with its famous Japanese Bridge, its azaleas and its pond has once again become that basket of sky and water which inspired the pictorial universe of the water lilies.


Thursday, September 20

Sightseeing - Visit and shopping in Deauville

Deauville, lady of the French coast and its most glamorous seaside resort, symbolizes elegance, prestige and sophistication. This sea side town of 5,000 people has been a fashionable place since the first century. Its lovely harbor has become an international meeting centre for all sorts of pleasure boats. In addition to being a terrific place for shopping, Deauville is also famous for its beaches, casino and magnificent racetrack.

Tasting Visit of a Calvados Liquor distillery - Château de Breuil

Chateau de BreuilNestled in a verdant setting in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, the Château de Breuil is one of the finest examples of the region's architectural heritage. The Château de Breuil stands proud amidst a vast parkland with hundred-year-old trees. Built in the 16th-17th centuries, many a noble family has resided there, such as the Bouquetots, the Montgomerys and the Bences.  Today, the Château de Breuil is also one of the region's most prestigious Calvados distilleries (established in 1954). It offers visitors guided tours and vintage Calvados tasting sessions every day of the year.


Friday, September 21

Full day guided Tour of the Normandy Beaches

Omaha Beach NormandyVisit the D-Day Beaches including Omaha Beach, one of the bloodiest beaches on June 6, 1944, Pointe du Hoc, symbol of courage of Colonel Rudder’s 225 rangers, the American cemetery, Sainte-Mère Eglise and its hanging paratrooper, as well as Utah Beach.
 

Sainte Mère Eglise

Sainte Mere EgliseOn 18th June 1940 the Germans entered Sainte-Mère. Then, on June 5, 1944 811 C47 planes dropped 14,238 men onto the shores establishing a bridgehead at Sainte-Mère. The town was liberated that same day just before midnight. At 4:30 the following morning the landing began at the Madeleine in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. 22,000 men and 1,800 vehicules swarmed onto the beach and established a liaison between Utah and Sainte-Mère. The Church square was made famous by the film "The Longest Day" and its hanging paratrooper. It also was the first town to be liberated. You can visit the monuments commemorating the parachutists of the 82nd and 101st Airborne and the site of "La Fière" memorial to the parachutists.

American Cemetery

American Cemetery Omaha BeachThis 172.5 acre cemetery overlooks Omaha Beach. It contains the graves of 9,387 soldiers killed during the Normandy Campaign. A chapel, a memorial and a Garden of the Missing pays tribute to their memory. The Visitor Centre pays homage to the courage and competence shown during Operation Overlord and the liberation of Europe, as well as to the sacrifice of those who are now resting in this place.


Saturday, September 22

Sightseeing - Etretat and Honfleur

Deauville White CliffsLocated 40 miles from Deauville, this romantic beach village is known worldwide for its white cliffs, its roman and gothic church and its market place. It was also a cultural area where artists such as Monet, Manet, writer Guy de Maupassant and composer Offenba spent time.

Sightseeing in Honfleur and its famous painters’ port, with its colourful fishing boats and timber-beamed houses, which has been a haven for artists since the beginning of the Impressionist period, will also occur.


Sunday, September 23

Monte Saint Michel & Cancale

Monte Saint MichelGuided visit of Mont Saint Michel with its impressive Romanesque and Gothic abbey and the abbey church, as well as the Merveille, a 13th century three-story collection of rooms and passageways, built around and on top of the Monastery. Also visit the Museum about the “Birth of the Bay” situated close to Mont Saint Michel.  The “Maison de la Baie” explains the history of the Bay on an audiovisual tour. It helps you understand the astonishing natural phenomena which have given the Bay its unique character.

Cancale

CancaleCity of "Flat Oysters", Cancale faces the Mont Saint Michel. It is a small, picturesque fishing port renowed for its oyster farming and beautiful landscape. Enjoy a walk on the beach, sea activities and savor the most delicate French flat oysters.


Monday, September 24

Sightseeing - Dinard & Malo

Not only are there walks along the seafront amid superb scenery, sports and leisure activities, entertainment, sea trips and trips along the River Rance to enjoy, but also the simple pleasures of the beach and bathing in the summer, and bracing walks when the air grows cooler. After a good walk to work up your appetite, why not make yourself comfortable in one of the many restaurants or crêperies.

Saint MaloSaint Malo is a fortified city built in granite rock known for its castle, the cathedral of Saint Vincent, its 14th century ramparts which overlook the sea, and famous corsairs.


Tuesday, September 25

Sightseeing - Cap Fréhel

Cap FrehelAt the very end of 300 acres of wild land is one of Brittany’s most impressive sites. 70 metres above the sea, Cap Fréhel offers a breathtaking panorama from the “Pointe du Cotentin to the “Ile de Béhat”.


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