Two French projects set for completion by the end of 2013

Two French projects set for completion by the end of 2013
By Sean Dudley

Golf course architect Robert Berthet is set to complete two new projects in France before the end of 2013.

Based in Paris, Berthet has been working at two clubs in his native France during 2013 – Golf Club de Coulondres in Languedoc-Roussillon, and Maudétour-en-Vexin Golf Club in Val-d’Oise.

Nine new holes at the course at Coulondres are set to open in October, complementing the existing 18 holes at the course, which were originally designed by Don Harradine.

Future ideas for the club include a transformation of the front nine of the 18 hole course, though no formal plans have been laid out or a date set by the owner.

Work is also set to be completed at Maudétour-en-Vexin Golf Club before the end of the year, with 18 new holes scheduled to open in the spring of 2014.

One interesting feature at the Maudétour course is its use of ‘land art’ landscaping. Artist Helene Picardi has been working alongside Berthet to create land art installations which line the course, built from millstone blocks uncovered when constructing a lake for water storage. 

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