A mild climate, a unique maritime coastline and exceptional massifs, the Côte d’Azur has everything to please. And for golf enthusiasts, the region is not lacking in assets, offering multiple courses. There are about thirty golfing facilities, from Grasse to Monaco, via Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Accompanied by our experienced drivers and on board our luxurious and comfortable vehicles, head for the Côte d’Azur and its most beautiful golf courses to swing.
The Monte-Carlo Golf Club
This century-old golf course, created in 1911 and redeveloped in 1983 by the committee, is located between the sky and the sea, at an altitude of 900 metres. Thus, it overlooks the Principality of Monaco. This green paradise welcomes your drives and offers technical and varied difficulties. With 18 holes, over 6004 metres, par 71, its infrastructure consists of a practice range, a putting green, a pitching green and a practice bunker.
The Riviera Golf de Barbossi
Inaugurated in 1991, this jewel of the Côte d’Azur was designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, an American architect. Located in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, in the heart of the Bay of Cannes, this golf course is an open-air museum. The Domaine de Barbossi acquired it in 2008 and its owner, who fell under the spell of this place, has brought it back to life and made it an exceptional site.
Nestled in a green setting, this golf course is an oasis of peace and serenity. It is also the only golf course on the Riviera to exhibit a permanent collection of contemporary sculptures. Indeed, to the delight of golfers, 22 varied and original creations have been installed all along the course.
Technical difficulties, tactical choices and strategic challenges are all part of the game. On 5461 meters by 71, the pleasure of the game and of the walk will undoubtedly enchant you.
The Golf de Saint Donat
Located in Grasse, 20 minutes from Cannes, this golf course is also the creation of Robert Trent Jones Junior, accompanied this time by the Benedetti Group. A 24-station driving range, a 9-hole compact course and 3 practice greens make up the 6031-metre par 71 course. Wooded landscapes, talented instructors, the delightful La Closerie restaurant and a 100 m² Proshop further enhance the superb facilities.
The Golf Opio Valbonne
Located between Cannes and Nice, this 220-hectare estate is one of the oldest golf courses on the French Riviera. Positioned as one of the jewels of the Riviera, it has captivated the most uncompromising golfers in Europe. Designed by the English architect Donald Harradine in 1966, it offers authenticity and relaxation.
With its exceptional geographical and climatic location, the course was renovated in 2002 and 2012. Only a few minutes from the region’s most beautiful shores, in the shade of century-old trees, this 18-hole golf course is pleasantly criss-crossed by valleys. There is even a Gallo-Roman aqueduct.
The Old Course Cannes Golf Links
Located in Mandelieu-la-Napoule and nestled in the heart of a hundred-year-old pine forest, facing the Lérins Islands and the sea, the Old Course Cannes Golf Links is a magical site, with an enchanting setting. This mythical golf course is the oldest on the Côte d’Azur. It was created in 1891 by the Grand Duke Michel of Russia. It was then frequented by all the European crowned heads. Its two courses offer a total of 27 holes, in the middle of 74 hectares and 4000 pine trees. The historic and authentic golf course even has an original feature: to reach holes 3 and 13, you have to cross the coastal river Siagne on a ferry.
The Victoria Golf Club
Located in the commune of Valbonne and close to the Sophia-Antipolis technology park, the Victoria Golf Club is set in a sumptuous environment. This 9-hole course, rated 3 stars by Golf Stars, is also located not far from all the major cities of the Côte d’Azur and the Nice Côte d’Azur international airport.
Initially known as Golf du Val Martin, it was born 30 years ago thanks to the pencil stroke of Michel Gayon, a renowned French architect. He also designed courses in Tunis, Dakar and La Baude between 1986 and 1994. The Victoria Golf Club, first operated by a former rally driver, Jean-Claude Andruet, was later sold to the Benichou family.
A true haven of peace, this golf course is prized for its undulating 9-hole course, but also for its friendly atmosphere. Nestled in a natural setting, along 2342 metres, the course is both excellent and fun. Indeed, it offers, by its diversity of difficulties of play, the opportunity to all golfers of all levels to progress technically. Moreover, it is defended by bunkers and water features, which gives it peace, quiet and serenity.
Between two swings, take advantage of the estate’s restaurant to share a moment of gustatory pleasure, around tasty dishes and refreshing cocktails.