Integrated into the 183 hectares Pont Royal Estate and realized on a calcareous ground, under the eye of the project manager David Krause who later became first director, the course is inspired by the American “technical routes” by combinning special grass mixtures for the sake of unique, stronger seeds, better adapted to playing and growing on a sand substrate. Thus at Pont Royal the formula of the greens and tee boxes is simple: 100% penncross. The fairways are composed of 25% ryegrass and 75% fescue.
Originally financed and operated by LONDON METROPOLITAN, Pont Royal later became the property of the Pierre & Vacances group, which in 1998 was sold to the American company SUNCHASE.
In 2000 the Golf club has 140 members and at the initiative of Messrs. H. FAHLBUSCH, J.-P. CARRE, M. O’SHEA, C. SINTES, D. LEUBA, F. MEYER, T. VOLLALOKKEN, more than 100 members became part owners on April 3, 2001, with the concern of preserving the golf course and its exceptional environment.