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Tours Golf Club, Indre-et-Loire (37). (1911 - 1973)

Golf Club de Tours, as it was originally known, began in 1911.

It had a 9-hole golf course designed by Louis Decorges near the centre of Tours on the Grand Aucard Island on the Loire.


Tours Golf Club, Indre-et-Loire (37). View of the clubhouse and course.

View of the former clubhouse and course.


Following WW2 the secretary at the nine-hole Golf Club de Tours (telephone 785) was Miss L Price, the professional was W Cunningham. Course records were; amateur, J Bourin, 68; professional, W Cunningham, 72. The station at Tours was 15 minutes away. There was an electric trams service from Tours to the course every seven minutes. Visitors’ fees were; 20 francs per day, 100 francs per week and 200 francs a month.

From the mid 1950s and through the 1960 the address was given as Golf Club de Tours, Saint Symphorien. There was a membership of 250. The professional was A Caudron. The amateur course record was still held by J Bourin, 68. The nine-hole course had a SSS of 74. Visitors’ fees were; 350 francs a day and 1, 500 francs per week. Sunday play was allowed.

In the early 1970s membership had risen to 375. The nine-holes (x2) measured 5,740 meters the SSS was now 71.  

With the inevitable surge of urban development and the increasing number of members the club needed to find a more suitable site.

In 1971 with the help of its founder members and the support of the town of Tours it was able to make a move to its current location at the Chateau de la Touche Estate in Ballan-Miré. The club became the Golf de Touraine.

The old course was finally abandoned in 1973.


Tours Golf Club,  Indre-et-Loire, France. The former clubhouse.

The clubhouse Tours. Postally used 16th December 1915? Authors Collection.


Tours Golf Club,  Indre-et-Loire, France. The clubhouse and course.

The clubhouse and course.


Tours Golf Club,  Indre-et-Loire, France. The clubhouse terrace.

Tours Golf Club, the clubhouse terrace.


Tours Golf Club,  Indre-et-Loire, France. Players on the former course.

Golfers on the former Tours course.


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