Bayeux-Omaha-Beach-Golf 4**** Golf Stars offers two 18-hole courses very different from each other. The course La Mer dominates the village of Port en Bessin and offers a view of the English Channel, the second, Le Manoir, (Par 71 of 5863 meters) is more hilly and walks between woods and ponds. Open since 1981 in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, 14 - Calvados in Normandy.
Onsite: hotel and hotel residence. Originality of golf, each hole bears the name of a soldier, General, Colonel known and recognized!
Message from golf:
"Omaha Beach is the name used by the Allies during the Second World War to designate one of the 5 beaches of the Normandy landings (Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, Utah Beach, Gold Beach and Sword Beach). On June 6 at dawn, after an aerial and naval bombardment of the Allies on the positions of the Germans, the 1st American Division ("Big Red One", an experienced unit) reinforced by a regiment of the 29th Division (which had never fought it) will land on this beach.
The landing of the first wave took place three hours before high tide. This was essential in order not to throw the landing craft on the obstacles at the top of the foreshore and to give time to the specially formed combined engineer, navy and infantry teams, who arrived with the former.
The golf course was created in 1986 by Guy Dupont and designed by the architect Yves Bureau who has built many courses in France and abroad. The Golf d'Omaha Beach is located by the sea, at the gates of Bayeux, a few kilometers from the landing beaches and the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-mer where Steven Spielberg shot some scenes of the film "Saving Private Ryan".
Its 36 holes offer two different sites: La Mer which takes you to hole n°6 where the green overlooks Port-en-Bessin.Le Manoir whose holes sink through the Normandy countryside and its groves. So it's up to you! "
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