Lyon Golf Club is a previous host to the French Open and often rated among France’s best golf courses.   Opened in 1919, it is also one of the most prestigious with two good courses and a renowned restaurant. 30 minutes to the east of Lyon, the courses are laid out over an enormous expanse of land and feature a terrific use of water and woodland. Les Sangliers is the “big course” and measures over 7200 yards off the Championship tees but you can knock off a thousand yards if you play from the yellows. Les Brocards is a little shorter with less water but just as good. Both courses are flat and quite American in design but there’s also a little heathland to overcome.  One to remember.