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With a combination of four very different nine hole loops, there's a rich variety of golf at Omaha Beach and a wealth of history and culture. La Mer has holes named after Second World War figures (including Churchill, Eisenhower and De Gaulle). With spectacular views of the D-Day landing beaches and a poignant memorial near the gun emplacements at the back of the sixth green, this course offers Le Bocage (Hedgerow), L'Etang (Pond) and the most recent section, Le Manoir (Manor), to make up a terrific sporting test with different challenges either along the coast or in rich rolling countryside. Be sure to sample calvados, the famously delicious and powerful brandy made from the apples growing in the orchards you'll see on some of the inland holes. Free trolley hire when playing this course.

Situated between St Malo and Combourg, Des Ormes is set in a 370 acre estate surrounding a 16th century château. The domaine also houses a family friendly resort with campsite, hotel, log cabins and even tree houses (look out for them on your way round). The course cuts through mature woodland, with beautiful flowerbeds and delightful lakes adding a sense of style in keeping with the setting. The course isn't particularly long but there's certainly no shortage of subtlety. The club house was originally a farm building and oozes character, but if the sun's out be sure to enjoy a drink or bite to eat alfresco on the terrace in front of the château.

Chris lived at 8 Rawling Road in Bensham in a typical upstairs Tyneside flat.  He opened the glossy black door to a very dark stairway.  We walked up and stared in wonder at the custom wallpaper made up of pictures from fashion magazines (likely the influence of his then girlfriend, Christine, who also lived there) and pages chosen from the music papers.  We'd never seen anything like this.  It was glorious and just got better: at the top of the stairs was a page with the dates for the ill fated Sex Pistols Anarchy tour in 1976.  Like the night we expected to see Treatment Room play, we were excited again!  But again, we were to be heavily deflated.  Before we had even sat down, Chris broke it to us: "The band's split up."  We were deeply shocked.  Chris played for time and made mugs of instant coffee in very fashionable red mugs.  We both asked for our customary four sugars.  He was concerned, "Four sugars?  That's like drinking melted Mars Bars!"