Abbeville Golf Club Picardie
18 Hole Parkland Yardage/Meters 6524/5924 Par 73
Abbeville Golf golf course is set in the heart of Picardie directly
on the Baie de Somme, which is famed for its Natural trails and one
of the greatest birds watching spots in the world.
Abbeville has a serious laid back approach to the game and the late
starting times at the weekends emphasizes this. They open at 9am at
the weekends though you will see members on the course well before this
The course is both interesting and well kept with some spectacular
holes especially the final hole a 150 metre par three.
The start of the back nine at Abbeville contains three par five's on
the trot and is no relief from the very undulating front nine.
With only three buggies available these MUST be booked early.
The 11th green is close enough to the club house to seek refreshments
but don't give up there as the Double Dog Leg 17th is well worth the
visit and is a warm up to the best hole (18th).
Clubhouse facilities are basic but adequate and the bar/pro shop area
add to their laid back approach and there is a spacious Driving Range.
Because of the lack of other golf courses in the area (Belle
Dune Golf Club 45 miles/St Saens Golf Club 60 miles) this
course receives very little tourism and is unspoiled by the 'supermarket'
golf on offer further north.
Short description about each hole at Abbeville Golf Club:-
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Hole 1- 326m-Par 4
An undulating start, as this hole is all-uphill. Aim for the large
tree behind the flag. This hole is shorter than it looks.
Hole 2-140m-Par 3
A fairly straight forward par 3. However, the green is narrow and
long. If the rough is uncut then hit make sure you are straight.
Stroke index two and mean if you are not long enough for the slight
left hand dogleg. Again, like all the first five holes, the rough
is long and 'Wheaty'.
Downhill now! If you can catch a big draw here then you can go for
the green. Don't be long!
The first, and easiest, par 5. A very straight uphill hole. On your
third shot to the green take an extra club, as it's longer than you
A dramatic dog leg right and its almost a 90 degree turn. If you are
a big hitter you can take out the corner but don't be short as its
Look at the bunkers on the left! The fairway slopes towards them and
you ball will end up somewhere close. Take a 5-6 iron and be short
A great looking Par 3 and a very hard green to hit. You can't be long,
left or right so be straight.
A dramatic par 4. All downhill, so again get the driver out. He who
Another sloping fairway, so if you are not long you will be left. Rake
these bunkers as you will visit them again on the next hole. Out of
bounds to the right just to confuse you.
The start of the trio of par 5s. This one is narrow and when you do
finally make the green you will find that even narrower. Beware the
bunkers on the left, as you may have just visited them on the 9th.
The best thing about this hole is the green is close to the clubhouse.
A short par 5 and very straight. If you have the energy then get the
driver out again.
Don't get confused here! Play the 13th and not Hole 13b (like I did).
A spectacular overhead looking par 3. Only take a Pitching wedge!
It will reach the green. Trouble to the right hand corner.
A lake hugs the left hand side here. Don't look at the 11th hole flag
as it can get confusing. A very wide fairway as its shared with the
An uphill par 4. Don't get the driver out as you will be too long
and end up in the long rough.
A double dogleg par 5 that you will not enjoy. Unless you par it rather
like the author did. Try and stay right from the big tee marker as
this will help with the 2nd and 3rd shots.
A lovely finishing hole that has a surrounding lake. From the tee
you can see all the hole and all the folks watching from the club
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