This course was the brainchild of Baron Marcel Bic, who chose a site for it in the picturesque Sologne region of the Loire River Valley, where once French royals and nobles built their chateaus as refuges from the sweltering capital during the summer months. Les Bordes, which was constructed toward the end of the twentieth century, is a fine addition to this lovely historic landscape. The course itself is quite demanding, or as the locals say, tres technique, with water hazards providing a large part of the challenge on most of the holes. Following a recent change in ownership, the club has now become an exclusively members-only establishment. High-end housing is taking shape on neighboring lands, and a five-star hotel is in the works, but the members of the club have been assured that this development is not going to alter the natural feel of Les Bordes.
Robert von Haage