France, Brittany: Gastro Golf

Brittany is one of those destinations that offers so much more than golf. France is always a great place to visit for great cuisine and beautiful wines, but throw in some stunning tracks and you have a perfect recipe for a fantastic weekend

Golf in Brittany, France, Golf Travel, Golf Holidays

Perhaps not an obvious choice for a golfing vacation, particularly in high summer. But then why bother with ultra-busy Spain and Portugal when you can have satisfyingly affordable, wonderfully serene fairways in a range of tracks from links to parkland to American-style - all just an hour's flight from the UK? Thrown in some of the planet's finest seafood and wine and it's not hard to appreciate why Brittany refreshes the parts other weekend golf breaks just can't reach. From youthful tracks rapidly becoming must-play courses to great hotels with first-rate practice greens and ranges - invariably with a backdrop of forest and lake. Read more...

James Mason is a senior contributor for Golf Monthly magazine and editor of and has producing destination and equipment reviews for Golf Monthly, Greenside, and Middle East Golfer magazines. He has also produced destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer and Qatar Airlines. James was captain of Coventry university golf team and now plays off a 5 handicap.