Ryder Cup course added to Brittany Ferries’ 2016 golf breaks menu

It may be more than two years away, but a taste of the 2018 Ryder Cup near Paris could be something for amateur golfers to experience for themselves this summer. For 2016, Brittany Ferries has added Le Golf National and a selection of top courses and stunning hotels around the Ile-de-France, to its popular golf break menu.

Golf packages, which generally include three or four nights away, include ferry sailings, hotels and negotiated course fees. All arrangements are made via the dedicated golf desk for participants. As well as recommended itineraries, the experienced team can put together bespoke packages for those who wish to go a little off-menu with experts able to provide advice and assistance for individuals or groups.

“While September’s Ryder Cup focus will turn to Minnesota, it won’t be long before the global golfing spotlight shines on France,” said Graham Ruth Brittany Ferries director of golf. “We’ve worked hard this year to introduce a series of packages around Paris, conveniently accessed by our ferry services to Caen and Le Havre. Le Golf National is probably the jewel in the crown and we are delighted to give our guests the chance to experience a taste of Ryder Cup 2018 for themselves.”

As well as the new packages, Brittany Ferries continues to offer a wide selection of suggested golf breaks at courses throughout Brittany, Normandy, the Loire and other regions of France, as well as golf breaks to Northern Spain. With sailings from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to five ports of arrival in France and to Bilbao and Santander in Northern Spain, there’s more time to relax with a cabin and fine food on board, enjoy the golf on arrival and spend less time at the wheel driving to courses.

“The Brittany Ferries golf desk makes all the arrangements for your group, so the only thing you need to concentrate on is improving your swing,” added Graham Ruth.

Example golf tours for 2016 include:

  1. Versailles from only £408pp 2 nights on board, 2 nights B&B and 3 rounds
  • Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • On arrival travel to Golf de Courson for your first round, before travelling to Hotel le Versailles where you will stay for 2 nights
  • Play a further 2 rounds at Golf National and Golf de Rochefort
  • Sail overnight from Caen to Portsmouth with cabin, arrive the following morning
  1. Deauville from only £286pp, 1 night on board, 3 nights B&B and 3 rounds
  • Sail overnight from Portsmouth to Caen with cabin, arrive the following morning
  • Drive along the coast and play the Deauville course before heading to stay 3 nights at the Hotel Continental, Deauville
  • Play further rounds at St Julien and Beuzeval
  • Sail late afternoon from Caen to Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries is once again inviting golfers to come and play in one of its tournaments. These events have been organised for the past 15 years and welcome club professionals with groups, mixed and individuals. The programme includes:

  • Northern Spain 11th – 15th September: Now in its 11th year this challenge combines great golf with a relaxing cruise to Santander.
  • Plymouth Corporate Event 22nd – 25th September
  • Brittany Autumn Challenge 27th – 30th October

For more on golf and Brittany Ferries visit: www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/golf

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About Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries is a passenger car and freight service operating from eleven ports, linking four countries: UK – France, UK – Spain and Ireland – France. The company was set up by a collective of French farmers as a freight-only operator, running from Roscoff in Brittany to Plymouth with the first crossing taking place on 1 January 1973, the date the United Kingdom joined the EEC (forerunner to the EU).

The aim then was to bring French agricultural products to a wider British market. However, the service quickly developed into an operation carrying hundreds of thousands of British tourists, eager to experience the delights of Brittany and Normandy. Today Brittany Ferries is the market leader on the Western Channel for passengers and for freight. It is also a leading supplier of ferry-inclusive motoring holidays to France and Spain. Further information can be found by visiting: www.brittanyferries.com.

 

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Christopher Jones on 02392 402 965 or 07917 540 878 or Christopher.jones@brittanyferries.com

Nigel Wonnacott on 02392 402 943 or 07833 446 729 or Nigel.wonnacott@brittanyferries.com