A 9-hole golf course two hours from Paris • Swing Féminin

With its synthetic greens and its unique management method in the territory, the urban golf course of Soissons aims to be sporty, fun, educational and accessible to everyone all year round. Initiation sessions will be provided by the coach of golf champions, Arnaud Guarrigues.

©Golf of Soissons

Accessible to beginners and experienced players.

Easy and quick to access (on foot, by bike or by car) from the city centre, the Soissons golf course offers the possibility of playing a course in less than 1h30. It has a practice of 240 m, or 20 positions including 10 covered, a putting green of more than 500 m2 and a chipping green of more than 400 m2.

Its latest-generation synthetic turf greens and departures characterize this compact golf course, ideal for perfecting your game in optimal conditions all year round. Synthetic is a stable product that does not suffer the impact of the seasons, producing the identical sensations of a real green. The driving speed and the quality of the terrain are the same all year round, whatever the weather conditions (cold or extreme drought).

The 9-hole double-start course respects the natural design, the relief and the flora of the land, while defending the main golfing principles. On 12 hectares, on the banks of the Aisne. The natural setting allows for natural irrigation without automatic watering, to provide a sustainable and economical course. Always in an ecological dimension, the Soissons golf course does not use any fertilizers or phytosanitary products.

Accessible to both beginners and experienced players, the Soissons golf course has several flag locations for each green, so that you never play the same course.

Different configurations are possible:

  • Pitch & Putt: 800m par 27
  • Benchmark II: 1m in 300
  • Benchmark I: 1 m out of 500
  • Junior benchmarks according to age categories.
Soissons: a 9-hole golf course near Paris

©Golf of Soissons

The creation of urban and educational golf aims to democratize the practice of this most widespread individual sport in France. The City of Soissons is already experiencing a craze for this sporting discipline among the youngest, with the establishment of EPS Initiation Golf teaching within the Lycée Léonard de Vinci for 15 years.

The Pitch & Putt golf course in Soissons pays particular attention to young people and schoolchildren, with a cycle of 3 golf initiation sessions by Arnaud Garrigues, former coach of champions Victor Dubuisson, Matthieu Pavon and Lyonnais Sébastien Gros. According to Arnaud, “The objective of this cycle is to allow children to learn about this sport by discovering the fundamental techniques, safety and behavior”.

To take full advantage of the city of Soissons and its golf course, the Best Western Plus Hôtel des Francs offers 70 rooms, ideally located in the heart of the city, opposite the Saint-Jean des Vignes abbey, as well as a gourmet restaurant Relay of the Vines.

For more information on accommodation, click here.

About the Grand Soissons Tourist Office:

It is in the heart of the first capital of France, Soissons, that the Tourist Office of the Greater Soissons Agglomeration welcomes its visitors. The territory of Grand Soissons is accessible by train or by car and is located one hour from Paris. The territory has 28 municipalities and just over 52 inhabitants. It is characterized by a rich and diversified heritage. To help future visitors prepare for their stays in the area, advisers are also available on the site: https://www.tourisme-soissons.com

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