The weather gods were predicting downpours but despite this a 5:30am start following by a twisty drive through Alsace countryside and we arrived in La Largue just as the raindrops stopped to fall. Batteries charged with a quick shot of espresso and it was off to the first tee, all of us still bundled up in rain gear – not quite sure how the day might unfold.
For me La Largue was a completely new course and combined with a 30% discount on the green fees (many thanks Hau-Kit!) even the propect of the weather and a one and a half hour drive didn’t dampen the interest to check it out. The clubhouse is nestled into a tree covered hillside and you get glimpses of it from various vantage points during the course, always with some menacing bunkers in eye shot as well. I’m happy to say I only hit “the beach” once on the day – on the 18th which ended as a blob anyhow.
The course rating, at least for us high handicap’ers, is forgiving – but it needs to be – the course is challenging with many holes penalising any mis-hit or slice. But with 4 blobs and a few lost balls I still managed to sneak into the buffer zone courtesy of a net par and 4 bogeys – phew.
For me the 10th and 18th are the holes I will remember best with their stunning backdrops and challenging green positions. I can recommend the local speciality – Flammküchen – at the club house if you decide to rest your weary bones after the ups and downs on course. Definitely one to try and I’m sure we’ll be back – thank you La Largue for a great day of golf and thank you to the golf gods for blessing us with sun towards the end of the round! Click on any of the photos to see the full album