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Riding high at Domaine des Forges Golf Club

Riding high at Domaine des Forges Golf Club

The Domaine des Forges Golf Resort is among the best-known courses in western France, and its readily accessible location between Poitiers, Niort and Parthenay puts it squarely in the sights of golfing aficionados from Belgium, Holland and across the Channel. But for the most part it’s the region’s own golfers who get to benefit from the Domaine’s comprehensive range of facilities... 

The Course

Generally considered to be relaxing yet challenging, the 27-hole course unfolds among a leafy, landscaped setting of some 110ha, so there’s no shortage of relaxing peace and quiet. As for the challenges, you’ll find a good range of slopes, ponds and bunkers, along with some magnificent but unpredictable greens. The starting point for all courses is close to the clubhouse, and each requires a different level of ability. Overall it’s pleasurable for golfers with little practice, and if you don’t have a GVB (golf proficiency certificate) but do have a minimum handicap, you’ll feel most welcome.



Golf Lessons

Lessons are available from a resident English pro – highly recommended for anyone thinking of becoming a golfer, or for seasoned players keen to raise their game. During summer holiday periods, special 5-day Kids’ Clinics are organised for 7 to 15 year-olds.

It’s perfect for golfing parents, who can enjoy a relaxing round each day, while their children learn the basics of golf from a pro in the mornings (and lay the foundations of a good technique), before letting off steam during two hours of other sports activities in the afternoon.

Also on site

The clubhouse is also home to a pro-shop selling a good selection of clothing and golf equipment covering different price ranges. Equipment hire is also available, and the reception team and resident pro will be happy to advise you. Among the many other amenities is La Bergerie – a bar/
restaurant opening for breakfast (9am to 11am), lunch or dinner. There’s a relaxed atmosphere whatever the season, with a fireplace in winter,
and a summer terrace overlooking the golf course. For opening times, see

As the Golf Resort title suggests, la Domaine des Forges welcomes not only day-visitors, but also offers some interesting opportunities for those wishing to invest in a holiday villa. Four traditionally designed developments (styled by a French architect) feature comprehensively equipped properties, all well insulated and finished to a high standard, making them ideal for relaxing breaks, with the option for owners to let them to offset the cost of their investment.


The Domaine des Forges has made a lot of friends among the region’s golfers, and with its great location, friendly atmosphere and comprehensive range of on-site facilities and services, it’s easy to see why.




Find out more...

Golfresort Domaine des Forges, 79340 Les Forges
T: 05 49 69 91 77
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