What better place in the world is there to play golf in the morning, sample wine in the afternoon and enjoy a gourmet meal in the evening? France combines sunshine with beautiful scenery, quaint villages and a laid back attitude. Throw in some stunning courses with great food and wine and you have yourself the perfect recipe for a memorable golf vacation. With Continental Europe’s first golf course and twenty one of the top 100 golf courses in Europe, who could come to this entertaining country without their sticks?
Below we have selected a few of the leading
golf courses in France. Although these are some of the most famous and popular
golf destinations in France, there are plenty others to choose from. For more information on how you can customize your
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SAMPLE OF LEADING FRANCE GOLF COURSES :
This course is certainly deserving of its top 50 Continental Europe ranking. It is an exclusive club which welcomes visitors for a full day golf experience. This challenging course is an excellent test with waterfalls, huge boulders, island greens, sculpted fairways and massive bunkers. Its high slope (145) perfectly indictates how challenging this course can be.
A truly unique experience. Set 3,000 feet above the principality of Monaco, standing on the 14th tee you can overlook Monte Carlo and the Mediterranean including both the French and Italian Rivieras. The layout is a parkland style with lush fairways and small greens.
This sumptuous parkland course has hosted the Cannes Mougins Open 14 times. The club facilities are set in a magnificent stone wall estate overlooked by an 18th century oil mill and surrounded by oaks, pine-trees and fields of jasmine. It rewards those who can move the ball either way off the tee.
A Robert Trent Jones, Jr. layout which rewards accuracy rather than distance. Molded using the natural contours to make an undulating 18 holes where accuracy will prevail over strength, Saint- Donat is a modern design with water hazards in play on 10 holes, coupled with many bunkers placed around well-shaped greens.
Taulane Golf Club
Set at an altitude of 3,200 feet in the hills of Castellane, this course is located in a natural setting of seclusion and tranquility. Gary Player designed a layout which makes great use of the surrounding countryside and landscape, varied and challenging.
Undulated fairways make Barbaroux a very demanding course. Designed by Pete Dye, the course plays to a length of 6600 yards. Iron shots will generally prevail to remain on narrow and bumpy fairways, and accuracy is required to reach the pin on the large and shaped greens.
Fregate Golf Club
Fregate is one of the few golf courses on the French Riviera offering opportunities to take drives out towards the Mediterranean Sea. Panoramic views are stunning and the testing relief is a constant challenge for any golfer. Set in the famous Bandol vineyards, Fregate is one of the most outstanding courses of the Riviera.
Considered as one of the most spectacular golf courses in Southern France, St. Endreol is set among the Roquebrune Mountain, while the River l'Endre meanders through century old parasol pines. The course has impeccably maintained fairways sculpted by the multiple facets of this varied landscape, creating the perfect experience for all level of play.
Medoc Les Chateaux
This course has a links feel with wide fairways, lined with broom and heather. Tall pine trees line its fairways, but its small shaped greens offer the most difficult obstacle to a good score. In keeping with the region where Medoc resides, the course uses wine bottles as 150 meter markers!
Located West of Bordeaux and close to the Atlantic, this is a fun, but challenging course. One of the most famous surf spots in Europe also offers a superb golf course with its pine-shaded fairways. The advanced golfer will enjoy the challenge of this demanding course with its scattered traps, water hazards, and its challenging undulated greens.
Moliets Golf Course
Preserving the ocean-facing pines, this superb championship course has five holes along the ocean front. The wide fairways are carved out of the pine forest and the small dunes. Tough bunkering protects the greens, with three of them requiring blind approaches.
Biarritz la Phare
Biarritz le Phare is the second oldest golf course and is built in the British tradition. Facing the Atlantic Ocean and the lighthouse, this flat and tireless course offers the best quality of fairways and greens in the region.
Seignosse Golf Course
Seignosse threads its way through pine trees and cork-oaks, over steep undulating terrain and daunting water hazards. The narrow fairways and sloping greens surrounded by water hazards require constant accuracy and good course management.