Royal Golf Club, Ben Slimane
A lake. An immense lake inhabited by perch and ducks stretches the length of the golf course. Hundred-year-old cork oaks, pine trees, eucalyptus and pastures that abound with flowers grow here as freely as if they were growing in English parklands.
Five holes are dominated by water, a powerful element in the hands of an architect like David Coen. Especially the eighth, a par 3 of 180 meters which requires a high degree of calm mastery to reach the green, situated on a charming little island planted with papyrus. At the ninth - and final hole, if your ball has strayed into the shrubbery on the left you might meet a few small snails, the emblem of the club.