Founded by the British in 1887 and designed by a Scot (Tom Dunn) Dinard is a truly classic links. With pot bunkers and tight lies on rolling fairways edged with gorse and heather, this is a must play.
Not the longest, at a little over 5,800 yards, it is nevertheless an unpredictable and intricate challenge. Small, well defended greens mean you have to be on your mettle to score well, especially when the wind blows, which it usually does.
At St Briac sur Mer, just outside the fashionable seaside resort that gives the course its name, Dinard boasts also a truly distinctive Art Deco clubhouse, where you can relax post round and drink in the fabulous views across the course and along the Emerald Coast. And, as an added bonus, it’s handy for the ferry terminal at St Malo.