Sir Nick Faldo’s 1st French project: Golf de Val-Grand

By: November 25, 2021

I must admit I have not heard anything in the last 12 years about Golf de Val-Grand (25 km from the center of Paris). Maybe not by accident. Sir Nick Faldo was asked to rejuvenate and re-energize Golf de Val-Grand‘s 18-hole golf course.

The Faldo Design team will

  • introduce a complete redesign of all 18 green complexes to USGA specifications,
  • reprofile numerous fairways and playing strategies of holes, as well as
  • inject new energy into the bunkering (80 bunkers).
Golf de Val-Grand's lakes and streams will add visual excitement to Sir Nick's design

Golf de Val-Grand‘s golf course’s lakes and streams will continue to have an important role.

In addition to the course, the project will also champion playability and growing the game with the inclusion of a premium golf academy facility, featuring cutting-edge technologies as well as a nine-hole short course to support and catalyze players’ development.

This aligns with the proposed 4 sets of tees and open fairways, which will further encourage progression and invite new and experienced players to enjoy the venue together.

Golf de Val-Grand’s future plans

The club wants to create a holistic leisure facility with enhancements also penned for the clubhouse, a small village of
lodges, swimming pool, spa, and tennis courts, as well as upgrades to its renowned and highly regarded restaurant.

The course construction is set to begin in the second half of 2022, with ground-breaking planned for July, before growing in begins in the Spring of 2023 through to early May 2024 where the first players are then expected to tee off.