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On (and in) the green at St Junien Golf Club

On (and in) the green at St Junien Golf Club

You might be forgiven for regarding today’s golfing world as something of an industry, but for a classic example of a more purist, down-to-earth approach look no further than the Golf de Saint Junien, a delightful 18-hole course between Chabanais and Limoges, beside the verdant vastness of the Parc Naturel Régional Limousin-Périgord...


The Course

True to its geographical location, the 18-hole course (with a par of 72 and a round-length of some 5516m) enjoys a setting of great natural beauty. The first nine holes have wide undulating fairways with strategically placed bunkers and water hazards, while the remaining holes, becoming narrower, are more technical, since they require significantly more accurate tee-shots. In more general terms, it’s true to say that on many holes you’ll be playing from high-placed tee-boxes onto well-guarded greens. You’ll also soon discover one of the great advantages which characterise golf in the Limousin: peace and quiet on the course, so it goes without saying that for most of the time there will be no waiting queues and no tee-times (you can simply show up and play). In fact, if you wish you can play nine holes, have lunch, and finish the remaining holes – many regulars like to do just that. 

Golf Lessons

The club offers a range of lessons and golf clinics, which means that beginners and existing players of all levels are able to benefit from instruction courtesy of top French player Bertrand Cornut. 

Also on site

The course also offers both putting and chipping greens, a driving range, practice bunker, etc. The site was designed around a 19th century manor house, which is now an elegant 3-star hotel whose 22 spacious rooms include two specially adapted to welcome guests with reduced mobility. In an adjoining barn-conversion is a welcoming restaurant/bar. In addition to chef-prepared traditional meals (served on a shaded terrace in fine weather), snacks are available anytime.

Nestled discretely beside the 11th hole is a group of spacious, fully-equipped 2- and 4-bedroom villas for sale or rental. Designed to accommodate 4 or 6 persons, they are available on a serviced basis if required, with comparable comfort levels to those of the hotel. Completing the package are a swimming pool and a conference room. 


The Golf de Saint Junien’s charming, back-to-nature style offers a relaxing, unpressured environment plus a few technical challenges along the way. It also has a new management team, while ‘Evergreen’, a group of English players offering a warm welcome for all confirmed golfers or beginners, holds twice-weekly friendly competitions (every Monday and Thursday) with a 15€ reduction on your first green fee. As a further bonus, new members are offered some very attractive tariffs – Individuals 550€ 7/7; Couples 900€ 7/7. 


 Find out more...

Golf de Saint Junien,
les Jouberties, 87200 Saint Junien

T: 05 55 02 96 96

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