This natural paradise, home to countless bird species, is located 25 km to the north of Lyon. Le Gouverneur is one of France's largest golf resorts and the biggest in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It boasts two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course, set in beautiful, natural grounds extending over around 330 hectares. This is a resort with a unique heritage; within the grounds lie the Château du Breuil and its dependencies, which date from the Middle Ages. Yet despite its rich history, Le Gouverneur has not been afraid to move with the times. The resort offers a 4-star hotel with 53 rooms, including 8 suites, which is is part of the Hôtels & Préférence group.
Le Breuil - 18 holes: 6,578 metres - par 72
Montaplan - 18 holes: 5,880 metres - par 71
La Soche - 9 holes: 2,365 metres - par 34
Architect: Didier Fruchet, Thierry Sprecher and Tom Wil (1992)
Aqua driving range with 50 bays.
• Low season on weekdays and weekends (1st November to 31st March): €65
High season on weekdays and weekends: €81
Chairman: Philippe Dalloz
Golf Director: Germain Ruste
Accommodation Manager: Laure Dalloz
Restaurant Manager: Julien Guironnet
Proshop Manager: Carole Giroud
Reception: Elsa Alix - Patricia Meinier
Green keeper: Christophe Prevalet
Caddie master: Savin Dimonte
Chef: Fabrice Michel
Château Du Breuil
01390 MONTHIEUX, FRANCE
GPS: 45°58'00.4"N 4°55'56.9"E
Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 26 40 34
A46 exit at Les Echets, Saint-André-de-Corcy, Monthieux. A42 Exit at Pont-d'Ain, Chalamont, Villars-les-Dombes, Lapeyrouse, Monthieux A6 exit at Villefranche/Saône, Ars, Ambérieux-en-Dombes, Monthieux
Open all year round
La Table du Gouverneur offers regional food, using produce from the Dombes and the nearby regions of La Bresse and Beaujolais. The restaurant keeps alive the area’s rich culinary heritage, which owes so much to the expertise of local farmers and winemakers.
Le Gouverneur restaurant is proud to serve the region’s delicious traditional cuisine.
Open every day from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Brunch on the last Sunday of the month.
Tel. +33 (0)4 72 26 42 00
Set within the largest golf club in the Lyon region, Le Gouverneur Hotel is imbued with its own special charm.
A historic house full of character, this 4-star hotel boasts 53 rooms and suites and is located just 25 minutes from Lyon. It’s a real haven of peace, surrounded by pristine countryside.
A well-known conference and events venue, its 7 rooms can hold up to 150 people.
Le Gouverneur Golf Club has a huge aqua driving range with covered bays, large grass platforms, an approach green and a large putting green.
Its facilities also include two training holes - a par 4 and a par 3 - with a wide range of long- and short-game situations, which are mainly used for teaching.
Four-time French champion and international team runner-up in 1984, Corinne Soules is one of the most successful women to have played on the European circuit. Her pupils have included Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, the only female French player to have won a Grand Slam, young players such as Charles Levitte, the French junior champion in 2005, as well as golfers of all levels.
One of the region’s most experienced instructors. Lamberto Capoccia is one of the Rhône-Alpes’ golfing icons. He coached Eric Chaudouet, the former PGA president and now treasurer in the region. He spent 20 years as an instructor at Lyon Golf Club, then worked as Training Director at Evian Golf Club before joining the team at Le Gouverneur.
Patrick spent 9 years on the professional circuit before becoming Training Director at Mont d’Arbois Golf Club in Mégève. Before joining the team at Le Gouverneur Golf Club, he also worked as team technical director at Lyon Golf Club before moving to Isle d’Abeau and Mionnay Golf Clubs where he worked as an instructor. After experience on different tours, he qualified as an instructor in 2011. His arrival at the club coincided with the reform of the golf school.
Clément Martin settled in Lyon in 2010 so that he could dedicate himself entirely to golf. He played as an amateur and as a member of the GCL teams for 4 years, gaining experience as an individual and team player in regional, national and international competitions. Clément qualified as an instructor in late 2015 and is a member of PGA France and the Rhône-Alpes chapter PGA.
Germain Ruste joined the team at Lyon Golf Club in 2001 before moving on to the FFG Pôle Espoirs in Montpellier. He was part of the French team which placed third in the 2002 European Championships, finished in the last 16 of the Match Play individual European Championship in Scotland and reached the quarter finals of the French Junior Championship.
Germain settled in Lyon to play at Le Gouverneur in January 2004. In 2005, he became a professional player. He played on a variety of different tours. In 2008, he developed his game during a seven-month course in Australia. Driven by a strong desire to share his expertise with others, Germain Ruste decided to devote himself to teaching in 2010. He obtained his diploma in June 2011 and joined Le Gouverneur Golf Club in 2014. Germain Ruste is now sharing his experience with golf lovers at Le Gouverneur. Come and work on your technique and see how fast you progress at this friendly, relaxed club.