Le Gouverneur Golf Club, one of the largest golf courses in France

golf du GouverneurAt the heart of La Dombes, wildlife paradise of a thousand meres and home to innumerable species of birds, Le Gouverneur Golf Club boasts one of the largest golf courses in France and the largest in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region – located just 25 km north of Lyon. Within an area of protected nature spanning 330 hectares, the club offers 45 holes; two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course, suitable for seasoned and novice golfers alike.

It has an impressive heritage, with the Breuil Castle and grounds dating from the Middle Ages, steeped in history yet firmly anchored in the 21st Century. It also has a 4* hotel and a gourmet restaurant. A truly special and well-protected destination, a must see!

The courses: 45 holes!

Le Gouverneur hosts two magnificent 18-hole courses, Le Breuil and Le Montaplan, as well as a 9-hole learner course and an aqua driving range with 40 tees. The lengthier, more challenging course Le Breuil will captivate experienced players. Le Montaplan, named after the farm which belonged to the estate, is more suited to intermediate players. Both courses are worth playing, as much for their outstanding natural beauty as for the golfing challenge.


  • A golf school (4 instructors)
  • An aqua driving range (40 tees, including 15 covered tees)
  • Courses available

Accommodation at the 4* Domaine du Gouverneur Hotel Resort

Chambre supérieure à l'Hotel Golf du Gouveneur

Just 25 km north of Lyon, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Gouverneur Resort boasts a 4* hotel, part of the Hôtels & Préférence range, with 45 rooms and 8 suites in a chic and authentic style. A uniquely pleasant setting for total relaxation!

  • Animals admitted (extra charge)

Stay at the Domaine du Gouverneur Hotel


Terrasse putting et pergola golf du Gouverneur

For golfers and non-golfers alike, the La Table du Gouverneur restaurant always has its doors open. Come and sample its simple yet flavoursome cuisine, beautifully presented in a modern setting with light, relaxing colours.

  • Traditional restaurant
  • One dining room
  • One terrace
  • Open to the public from 12 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 9.30 pm

Discover la Table du Gouverneur


pisicne domaine du gouverneur

An outdoor heated pool, open from May to September, is available for hotel guests, as well as a fully equipped gym.

What’s more…

  • Tennis courts
  • Pro shop
  • Indoor changing room
  • Golf events
  • Seven seminar rooms


Practical information

Opening hours

From 06/01 to 20/12.


From Lyon: A46 direction Villefranche/Paris, exit n°3
From Bourg-en-Bresse: RD1083 direction Lyon/Villars les Dombes/St André de Corcy/Monthieux
From Geneva: A42 exit Pont d'Ain/Chalamont/Villars les Dombes
From Paris: exit Villefranche sur Saône/direction Bourg en Bresse/Villars les Dombes

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