Golf in France - the Golf Course of Montcombroux

The gorgeous 200 acre site surrounding the castle in Montcombroux – Vieux Bourg located in the Bourbonais Provence and close to le Donjon is perfectly suitable land area for building a challenging golf course. Golf course architect Bruno Steensels from Master Golf International took in account the natural elements of the site and the topography when designing the course with the main goal being to make as little changes to the existing land area as possible to protect the natural environment.

The design

The main goal of the golf course architect, Bruno Steensels, was to create a “strategic” golf course. One which can be enjoyed by beginners but also challenges more advanced players. Golfers of different levels with different handicaps will be challenged through different aspects of the golf course.
The course will consists of two 9-hole courses (par 36). The first tee and the ninth green of each course will be near the castle and the clubhouse. The distance of an 18 hole round will be 6500 meters.

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While playing a round of golf you will be able to enjoy nice features of the land area such as an old bridge, a levie and there are several small streams which will need to be crossed to reach the next hole. Maintaining and protecting the unique ecological aspects of the area is a priority when developing the course.
On the central square near the golf course you will find putting to practice before starting your round of golf. Practice greens including bunkers will be available near the driving range for practicing chip and pitch shots.

The use of water for maintaining the golf course and retention are currently being strictly regulated. When building the golf course it is accounted for that sourcing water from the soil is becoming more and more difficult. Drinking water is also more difficult to supply and the cost of water is increasing. Therefore the course is being build with grass types that need little watering but will maintain in great condition.
On several locations on the golf course there will be ponds which will used during the drought periods to water the course. During these periods the ponds will slowly drain and will naturally be filled by rain when the drought is over. Designing the course with landscaping such as ponds will help maintain the course is great shape throughout the year and allow the course to be open more days throughout each year and will hopefully avoid having to close the golf course.

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Phasing of the course

Both the homes and the golf course will be build in phases. The first phase of the golf course will consist of 9 holes which will be build around the castle and near phase 1 on the homes which is the ‘Les Camiers’ neighborhood.
Construction of the second 9 hole course will be started when construction on the second residential neighborhood , ‘Les Chauvets’ located to the North are being build.



 

Golf in France - the Golf Course of Montcombroux

Golf in France

The gorgeous 200 acre site surrounding the castle in Montcombroux – Vieux Bourg located in the Bourbonais provence and close to le Donjon is perfectly suitable land area for building a challenging golf course. Golf course architect Bruno Steensels from Master Golf International took in account the natural elements of the site and the topography when designing the course with the main goal being to make as little changes to the existing land area as possible to protect the natural enviroment.

Click here for a layout of the golf course.

Golf in France - the Golf Course of Montcombroux

Golf in France - the Golf Course of Montcombroux