The Golf Barriére de Deauville is undoubtedly one of France’s foremost golf courses, having been a major player in French golf since its original design was unveiled in 1929. It is therefore one of the oldest courses in France, and boasts a prestige that few others in the nation can match. For a full and comprehensive exploration of all that French golf has to offer, a trip to Golf Barriére de Deauville is a must.
Some of golf’s greatest minds have gotten their hands on the Golf Barriére de Deauville over the years, and the intricate and testing design very much reflects that. Tom Simpson created the initial course layout in 1929, before Henry Cotton renovated it in 1964. Cotton expanded on Simpson’s original theme of a challenging golf course without water hazards. The carefully chosen placement of a quantity of bunkers in protective defensive positions greenside on most holes is where the fun is found at Golf Barriére de Deauville. The greens play with a lot of quickness too, so your short game will be given a thorough examination here.
The absence of water is notable, but it does not detract from what is a very visually impressive parkland course. This course consists of twenty-seven holes, nine designed by Simpson and the other eighteen by Cotton, and the wide fairways and treacherous greenside bunkers create a wonderful battle for those who like to battle a course strategically. Golf Barriére de Deauville has maintained its reputation and following for all these years by being an exciting round of golf.