You’ll be charmed by the Rebetz golf course in Picardy Vexin, less than an hour from Paris, with its 12th-century castle, old farmhouse, and soothing greenery including more than 15,000 trees stretching as far as the eye can see. Picture yourself discovering this beautiful park in one of the small buggies that roam the greens. No special clothing or shoes are needed: just trousers, a top with a collar if possible, and a pair of trainers. Equipment is provided for those who don’t bring their own clubs and there are lessons for beginners –who are very welcome. For more experienced players, this 18-hole golf course, which ranks among the very best in France, offers courses for different levels. A course lasts an average of four hours, during which you’ll walk about 10km. This is a vast site where you’ll always feel far from the madding crowds!