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Thursday 13 August 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

The Clubhouse is now open and Members may now invite guests.
Members and guests will be expected to comply with the Club's Covid 19 charter for the maximum safety of their fellows and staff.
Please wear a mask when inside the clubhouse except when seated. Maintain a distance of at least 1m from other people.
In the grounds gatherings should be of fewer than 10 people (including children).

 

 

Club House at Villarceaux
Clubhouse at the Golf de Villarceaux - le Chateau du Couvent

 

Golf Section members participate in various golfing and social activities:

  • Two weekends away each year (one in the Spring and another in the Autumn), the next ones will be at Tours Ardée in April and Roncemay towards the end of September.
  • Various competitions during the year at Villarceaux for Section Members: monthly competitions in various formats, an annual matchplay knockout competition over the summer, and also and 'eclectic' competition - the players recording their best scores for each hole over a maximum of 6 rounds, the President's cup and monthly competitions  The Section also sponsors two 'open' tournaments at Villarceaux, the Spring Cup in May and the Autumn Vase in September/October.

See below for the Section membership fees.

The section has negotiated with the Villarceaux committee an attractive membership package, which gives us essentially all the benefits of full-time membership for the price of a normal weekday only membership rate (see below). There is currently no joining fee in order to join Villarceaux as a SAC member. For information more information, please email . We can also arrange for you to visit and play at Villarceaux so you can discover its delights for yourself.

For more information about the life of the Golf Section, please visit the SACGolf Web site.

Head of Golf Section: Frédéric Thiriet

Email:

Special offer at Golf de Villarceaux
for members of the Standard Athletic Club

Members of the S.A.C. can take advantage of special arrangements at Villarceaux, i.e. 7-day membership for the cost of a 5-day membership.

There are also reduced rates for under 25’s and under 35’s

NB All golfers should have an FFG licence
Ask any Golf Section Committee Member for further details

Children - Free for Members

Children under the age of 18 play for free providing one of their parents is a full-time member of Golf de Villarceaux

Golf School - Free for Members

Villarceaux Children

The junior golf school welcomes children from the age of 3. Depending on the age and level, children can participate in free hour-lessons on Wednesdays/Saturdays/Sundays. The Villarceaux pros, Damien & Franck ensure that this is a fun and popular activity for all the kids.

Junior Club - Free for Members

Villarceaux children's clubroom

Welcomes children between the ages of 3 to 12 from September 1st to July 14th every Saturday and/or Sunday. It is located under the eaves of the clubhouse where 1 or 2 activity leaders take care of the children from 10h30 to 18h00. Activities include arts and crafts, storytelling, nature walks as well as playing on the pitch and putt. Kids can go along to the junior club at any time of day and also have the option of lunching together for just €10 each.

 

Bar and Restaurant

Villarceaux Bar & Restaurant

The restaurant offers a wide variety of food and wine.  A set menu and a large choice of dishes from the “à la carte” menu ensure that there is something for everybody, from snacks at the bar to a three-course meal at the restaurant.  Hot food is available until 3pm.  The restaurant also boasts an outside terrace with a scenic view over the 9th and 18th greens. 

 

What SAC members say about the Golf de Villarceaux:

"A great opportunity for all the family to get involved in golf, and at a very good price."

"We look forward to our Sundays at Villarceaux – as a couple, we can enjoy a game of golf followed by a leisurely lunch while our daughter plays and lunches with her new friends at the junior club and enjoys her golf lessons with the golf pro."

"Villarceaux has been very welcoming to us as SAC members. The tournaments and social activities are great fun and we always look forward to the next event."

 

Section Membership

Golf Section Membership including Villarceaux: 45 Euros (plus the Villarceaux Subscription)

Ordinary Membership of the Golf Section is just 25€ a year (over 18, under 18s pay a nominal 10€). Section members can participate in our:

  • Golf weekends
  • Flagship competitions (Spring Cup & Autumn Vase) at a reduced green-fee (25€)
  • Annual matchplay competition
  • Monthly section competitions
  • Dinners and other events

More information

Please contact one of the Golf Committee members for more information (Sue Hall, James Moore, John Greenwood, Claude Jacques, Joan Cosgrove, Frédéric Thiriet) or email .

We can also arrange for you to visit and play at Villarceaux so you can discover its delights for yourself.

Golf Weekends

Section members and their guests and friends have two golfing weekends a year, one in the Spring and another in the Autumn. Normally they are about a two-hour drive from Paris, with accommodations arranged in the nearest available hotel, often on the course itself. For Friday arrivals there's usually time for a friendly round (and course reconnaissance)  before dinner and Saturday's competitions - the net Stableford Kiwi Cup (presented by Judy and Alan Kerr in about 1985), and the Dean Scratch Trophy presented by Andrew Dean. On Sunday there usually a friendly scramble, or on can participate in the local Club's Sunday competition.), the next ones will be Roncemay towards the end of September and Omaha Beach next April.

 

 

Golf News

Golf News - some dates

Conditions at Villarceaux are good! The Summer Eclectic should have started (6 cards between now and August 31 midnight!).The Autumn Vase is planned Saturday 12 September. And aurtrumn golf weekend will involve a trip to the Golf de Vaugouard from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. (Form attached to the main article) 

Golf News: Business is booming!

Three events are planned for the SAC golfers: June Monthly Competition (next Saturday 6th), Summer Eclectic (July/August) and (potentially) Mixed Matchplay (now to October). 

Golf Clubs Open

Yes, golfers are now free to chase that little ball around the countryside. Villarceaux in particular for our Section Members, but also other local courses such as Feucherolles, Noisy, Haras Lupin, and Jardy are also opening shortly if not today. 

Golf News - AGM Friday 17 January 2020

After a review of the year's activities and the perspectives for 2020 Sue Hall, outgoing Section Head, announced that, after some 20 years of service to the Section, including several years as Chair, she would be standing down from the committee and not seeking reelection.
The remaining members of the committee, John Greenwood (Treasurer), Joan Cosgrove (Hon Sec), Claude Jacques (Competitions), James Moore, and Frédéric Thiriet all stood for re-election and were duly voted in. John McCallum was voted in as a new member of the committee.
Frédéric Thiriet was nominated Chairman to replace Sue and promises to carry on her good work in the future. Most weeks he's up at the Club for Sunday Brunch and would be delighted to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about Villarceaux or the Golf Section.

Coming soon

15 Aug 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs LFP CC
16 Aug 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs KTA CC
22 Aug 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Lille LFLCC
24 Aug 2020
English Camp SSWP
29 Aug 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Valenciennes Vipers
31 Aug 2020
Golf Summer Eclectic Ends
04 Sep 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Shepway Stragglers (20/20) (UK Tourists)
05 Sep 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Shepway Stragglers
06 Sep 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Shepway Stragglers
12 Sep 2020
Golf Autumn Vase
12 Sep 2020
Snooker Master Class
18 Sep 2020
Golf Weekend at Vaugouard
20 Sep 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Le Croq Sportif
26 Sep 2020
Snooker Master Class
04 Oct 2020
03:00PM -
AGM