Golf: Three New Resorts Around The Greens

Two remarkable hotels have just opened on the courses of L'Isle-­Adam and Mazieres-en-Gatine. And Puerto Cancun, Mexico, will benefit from a vast complex inaugurated this November 1st.

By Denis Lebouvier

Posted on November 3, 2019, at 10:00 pm

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In Isle-Adam, The Domaine des Vanneaux

After, in particular, the rehabilitation of LutetiJean-Michel Wilmotte continues his work along the fairways of the golf course of L'Isle-Adam (Val-d'Oise), forty-five minutes north of Paris. The architect had already designed the clubhouse layout, giving a very contemporary life to rustic farm buildings. In the spirit of a traditional farmhouse in a courtyard,

Le Domaine des Vanneaux offers spacious, uncluttered rooms with balconies, overlooking a large patio, a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, and spa. Before enjoying this winter, the jacuzzi in front of one of the five chimneys, the Zen atmosphere of the new establishment is based on the simplicity of design, the choice of refined materials with walnut cladding or bold muted colors. The elegance is set on the gastronomic table La Plume of the young chef Pierre Meneau, open on weekends, which aims from now on a first star. A recognition already solidly cultivated by theL'Isle-Adam golf course inaugurated in 1995 on a drawing by American architect Ronald Fream. With a hilly and wooded terrain, the course treats its solid technical reputation with impeccable maintenance.

Nine new holes are among the short-term projects of Chinese owners (the Hong Kong-based Hong Kong-based investment fund First Hong), Domaine des Vanneaux Hotel Golf & Spa MGallery by Sofitel (Tel: 01.34.08.40.60; Accorhotels.com ). 67 rooms including 8 suites, 2 restaurants - La Plume and Le Piaf - 1 bar, 1 outdoor pool, 1 spa with fitness room. Rooms between 250 € and 350 €, suite between 600 € and 800 €.

Golf ofL'Isle-Adam (01.34.08.11.11; Golfisleadam.com ). 18 holes, par 72, 6,188 m. 20% discount for resort residents: green fee 79 € on weekends, 60 € on weekdays.

Near Niort, The Resurrected Castle

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The Chateau du Petit Chene renamed Alexandra Palace, is classified as a historical monument. It re­opened its doors in June 2019.

 

On the Petit Chene golf course in Mazieres-en-Giitine, the 17th-century castle became the Alexandra Palace hotel. Purchased in 2015 by American billionaire Zaya S. Younan, the historic monument suffered a serious fire at the beginning of its renovation before celebrating its opening this summer. A 5-star hotel with 20 rooms in the style of Grand Siecle and a remarkable restaurant run by chef Ludovic Dumont, in a setting of 70 hectares of parkland and ponds.

Alexandra Palace (Tel .: 05.49.05.44.73; HotelalexandraPalace.com. Room from 130 €. Green fee from 39 €.

In Mexico, A Majestic Creation

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At 15 minutes from the beautiful course of Puerto Cancun, signed Tom Weiskopf, the Majestic group opens on November 1st a new address: 338 rooms are located in the Elegance Club for adults, enjoying the vast spa in front of the coral reef. To celebrate the event, the first guests will enjoy a massage and a lobster dinner.

Greens du Monde (Tel .: 04.94.55.97.77; Greensdumonde.com ). From € 3,522, with flights, 7 nights "all-inclusive" at the Majestic Elegance Playa Mujeres, 3 green fees.