Granville is a true links course – perhaps the only one in France to have retained a pure duneland track. It stands alongside the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland providing a golf course true to the origins of the game. In recent years, the club has made a concerted effort to restore the natural links quality of the course by reseeding with carefully chosen grass varieties and by refurbishing the bunkers. The course celebrates its centenary in 2012 but the original design of Colt and Allsion still provides a stern test – especially if the wind blows. There are some spectacular tees giving views over the whole course and far beyond over the sea to Jersey. There are several plateau greens in true Colt style and many of the greens have dramatic slopes with banks behind allowing all manner of shots to be played.