Glitzy resorts and glamorous islands are often the reason why tourists choose France as their vacation destination. However, sandy beaches, romantic views and French croissants are not the only reason why this country is one of the most popular ones among travelers. As you might know, golf is extremely popular among the French, and fans of this sport all around the world are coming to the land of the Franks to play a round of golf in some of the most attractive locations on the planet. If going to France is on your to-do list, here are some of the best golf courses you should consider visiting.
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
Amazing hotels and two 18-hole golf courses known for great maintenance are waiting for you between Provence and French Riviera. Terre Blanche Hotel is situated just an hour away from Cannes and is highly appreciated amongst the golfer community. In the past five years, it always scored very high in the annual Golfers Choice Awards, and two years ago it even won first place.
With beautiful and well-taken care of lawns, you’ll be inspired to hire professional lawn care experts to achieve the same beautiful look.
Golf De Saint Endréol
If golf is your passion and you happen to find yourself near Nice, Marseilles or the beaches of the South of France don’t skip the opportunity to check out Golf De Saint Endréol. Each and every one of the 18 holes is completely unique and offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Visitors are often impressed by the 13th hole since it combines elevation change and water with its drop onto a waterside green. The course is hilly which can represent a challenge, but it is suitable for all levels of play. Therefore, even if you are a golfing noob, get yourself equipment for golf players and check out one of the most popular courses in Europe.
Golf Country Club De Cannes Mougins
If you are looking for a perfect getaway from the busy beach or traffic jams, Cannes Mougins Golf & Country Club surrounded by the Southern Alps is the place where you can shut the rest of the world out and lose yourself in a game of golf during a few hours. The course is located next to the Valmasque Nature Park and the dedicated team of gardeners maintains it perfectly. Since the greens are able to face every season, the course looks amazing all over the year. After the round of golf you can have a drink at the clubhouse.
Golf International Pont Royal
Golf International Pont Royal is the only course in France designed by architect Severiano Ballesteros. The Pont Royal golf course was opened in 1992 and it’s highly famous for its panoramic views of the Alpilles, the Luberon, the Durance Valley and the Trévaresse massif. The 18-hole course is open to tourists and golfers of all levels, so everyone can enjoy it.
Le Château de Taulane
Tucked in between seven lakes this 18-hole golf course has many things to offer both to the beginner and pro golfers. Le Château de Taulane was designed by Gary Player and is situated at 1000 meters altitude. The course itself offers a magnificent view of the mountain range and since it is located high in the mountains, taking a buggy is recommended.
Golf De Roquebrune Resort
Amazing golf course, a gourmet restaurant and a luxurious spa – Roquebrune has it all. Located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, this five-star resort offers you an unforgettable experience in a peaceful place between land and the sea. While enjoying a round of golf you will be able to check out a breathtaking panorama on the bay of Saint-Raphaël and the Massif des Maures. The course has 40 bunkers and six water hazards so you will probably lose some balls.
Although you may be excited to test your skills on some of the best courses in France, make sure you have all the information before you head out the door, since some of the courses are closed during the winter.