Dylan Dethier
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  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

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  • Architects

    Tom Simpson
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Course Overview

Tucked away in a nearly impossible-to-find forested location 40 miles north of Paris is a low-key heathland design that is utterly charming and utterly private. A bold start that features a 475-yard par-4 and a 225-yard par-3 give way to gentler, though strategically rich holes that were favorites of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, a frequent visitor. Don’t miss Morfontaine’s nine-hole Valliere course; its green contours are as dazzling as the City of Lights itself. (Photo: Dylan Dethier)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 1, par 4, 458 yards. The opening hole is a primer for all the tree-lined bliss to come — a beautiful dog-leg right sets you up for an approach to a green framed by a bunker on the front left.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The setting at Morfontaine is like one from a fairytale, beginning with a drive along a stone-walled road to get to the entry gate, where, after a bit more driving, you are finally treated to the sight of the ivy-covered clubhouse.
  • Insider tip

    Make time for the nine-hole Valliere course, a gem that was built in 1911, pre-dating the big course by 16 years.