27 octobre 2022
Gil Hanse's new European course is part of a dream golf experience
Three gates. For security, sure. To keep desirable wildlife (stags) in and undesirable (wild boars) out, more accurate. Mostly, though, the three black gates at Les Bordes Estate serve a more psychological purpose for the members and guests lucky enough to enter them.
The gates peel back at a seemingly intentionally slow rate, as if to compel you to appreciate the distinct divide between the outside world and the 1,400-acre estate 90 minutes south of Paris you’re about to enter.
After you pass through, take note of the Gil Hanse-designed New Course on your right and the white sand beach on your left. As you wind through the immensely vast, secluded property—nearly double the size of Central Park—spot the stables over your left shoulder, equipped with a petting zoo and equestrian park. Hanging your final right turn, that idyllic pond on your right is where you can trade your clubs for a fishing rod.
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