Taking advantage of Les Bordes re-opening to visitors (only during the winter time), I went to play the course with a couple of friends. The weather was ugly on the way to the course but got lucky as we stayed dry and got to experience one of the best courses in the world with stunning fall colors.
Each hole is very unique and the entire course challenging. If you shoot 79 or less from the back tees, you have your name and your flag on the wooden board in the clubhouse, and my friend, shooting a 77 has now his name there!
Strategy is very important at Les Bordes, and is the execution. 6 to 8 is one of the best stretches of holes I have seen with each hole being very different. Water in definitely in play in no less than 12 holes, so make sure to be on top of your game... Or carry lots of balls. I did not find the course to be unplayable to be honest, but it requires lots of rounds to have the proper strategy.
Overall, we had a fantastic time, and lots of souvenirs to think about! A must play when visiting the region (Chambord, the famous castle is very near by too).