Les Bordes (New)

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Les Bordes (New)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Gil Hanse/Jim Wagner
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Gil Hanse and team cut formidable bunkers into the sandy environs and the art is having your tee balls and approach shots skirt past them. Central hazards abound and numerous rounds are required to sort through the design asks. Most of the greens are open in front and many are at grade with their surrounds, presenting countless run-up shot opportunities that dovetail with the bouncy playing conditions derived from the sandy soil underneath. This design is one for the ages — literally — as it’s ideal for both youngsters and aging golfers alike. Too few modern courses meet that criterium, but this one est parfait. (Photo: Brian Richardson)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    The 15th, a drivable par-4, is quintessential Hanse/Wager, blending together the challenge of the land’s firm, sandy soil with the excitement of a make-or-break shot.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    Bring your appetite with you. France is the motherland of fine-dining, and there are 15 Michelin-recognized restaurants within a 40-minute drive of Les Bordes in any direction.
  • Insider tip

    Your golf experience at Les Bordes doesn’t (or shouldn’t!) end with your round on the New Course. Also leave time for Hanse and Wagner’s other gem on property, the short course, or zip around to the Old Course for another 18.