Les Bordes, Loiret
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|Intercommunality||Val d'Or et Forêt|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Claude Redon|
|Area1||24.02 km2 (9.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||45042 /45460|
|Elevation||112–150 m (367–492 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Les Bordes is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. It is the site of Les Bordes golf course, ranked the number one golf course in Europe and in the top 10 courses in the world.
Originally conceived by Baron Marcel Bich of Bic pens and razors fame, the Les Bordes golf course is built on what was previously his 1,700-acre (690 ha) hunting estate. The Les Bordes golf course was the first course designed and built in France by Robert von Hagge and Rick Baril.
The Les Bordes golf course and surrounding hunting estate land was purchased in 2008 by an international consortium led by Tony Jimenez and is now being developed into a resort with a hotel, private properties and activity amenities.
A second 18-hole golf course is to be built at Les Bordes, the last golf course ever designed by Robert von Hagge.
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