Within a radius of about 30 kilometres (except for the Isola 2000 Golf and the Vievola Golf Club)
you will find a dozen of beautiful Golf Courses.
In 1891, after visiting St-Andrews in Scotland where he discovered the joys of Golf, the Grand Duke Michael of Russia decided to build the first golf in Mandelieu between the sea and a river called the Siagne. The Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course was designed by Harry Colt. The course is set in under beautiful and immense pine trees. During your game you will need to cross the Siagne river on a little boat. The 9 hole course is the authentic creation of the Grand Duke Michael of Russia with its magnificent Normandy style club House.
OLD COURSE : 18-holes / Par 71 / 5651 m - GRAND DUC : 9-holes / Par 33 / 2118 m - Men's Handicap : 24 / Lady's Handicap : 28 - Practice : 30
Address : 265 Route du Golf - 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Tel 33 (0) 4 92 97 32 00 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 49 92 90 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Signed by the american Robert Trent Jones Senior, this very technical course isn't very wide, 5,444 m, par 72. It contains several difficulties, notably on certain approaches to the greens which are hard to negociate. Quiet game in the first part with the return decidedly more demanding. Watch out for : the architectural quality of the installations.
Course of 18-holes - Par 72 - Golf course 5444 m - Handicap: 36 - Practice: 36 _ Open all year - access for the disabled
Address : 802 Av. des Amazones - 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Tel 33 (0)4 92 97 49 49 - Fax 33 (0)4 92 97 49 42 - email@example.com
Saint Donat was one of the first courses in this region with so-called "modern" architecture. The world famous Robert Trent Jones Jr moulded this magnificent golf course into a variety of shapes, making intelligent use of existing vegetation and topography, contouring the flatter areas without ever overdoing things.
The result is a very precise layout, where the meanders of a small river come into play on half a dozen or so holes. A good number of bunkers and groups of trees form some distinctly worrying hazards often placed close to some interesting and varied greens.
At Saint Donat Golf Course, emphasis should be on technique and caution in the choice of club, not on length, although after a period of adjustment all players can enjoy a round of golf here, as long as they are not over ambitious. While the first ten holes are rather flat, the last eight offers hilly encounters with a few very spectacular holes.
Course of 18-holes - Par 71 - Golf course 6031 m - Handicap: 35 - Practice: 30
Address : 270 route de Cannes - 06130 Grasse _ Tel 33 (0)4 93 09 76 60 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 09 76 63
The Grande Bastide golf course is one of the Côte d’Azur’s most famous. It is situated at the heart of the region of perfumes, at the foot of the hills of the Niçoise hinterland. Blending perfectly with it’s environment, it offers magnificent views of Grasse, Opio and Châteauneuf de Grasse.
Designed by Cabell Robinson, once a partner of Robert Trent Jones Senior, the course is essentially comtemporary. It offers the golfer wide-open fairways and greens protected by numerous bunkers and water obstacles.
Course of 18-holes - Par 72 - Golf course 6105 m - Handicap: 35 - Practice: 8
Address : 761B Chemin des Picholines - 06740 Châteauneuf-Grasse _ Tel 33 (0)4 93 77 70 08
In 1923, the Cannes Country Club was founded by a group of illustrious gentlemen such as Aga Khan, Prince Pierre of Monaco and Baron Edouard de Rothschild.
In 1978, two talented golf architects, Peter Allis and Dave Thomas, delivered a completely redesigned and rejuvenated golf course. In the course of the 80s, Cannes-Mougins was the one and only private golf course on the French Riviera. Between 1980 and 1994, it was also the great stage for the prestigious Cannes Open, an important event of the European Tour (some winners’ names are very famous such as Jean Garaialde, Greg Norman, Severiano Ballesteros, and Ian Woosnam).
Now famous for the quality of its course and infrastructures, Cannes-Mougins Golf & Country Club has become the ultimate location, on the French Riviera, for golfers of Europe and the rest of the world.
Course of 18-holes - Par 72 - Golf course 6263 m - Handicap: 35 - Practice: 20
Address : 175 Av. du Golf - 06250 Mougins _ Tel 33 (0)4 93 75 79 13 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Course of 18-holes - Par 71 - Golf course 4511 m - Handicap: 36 - Practice: 30
Address : 1379 Route d'Antibes - 06410 Biot _ Tel 33 (0)4 93 65 08 48 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 65 05 63
The lastest golf built in the region, the golf of Isola 2000 is also the heighest golf course of Europe. This mountain course of average length is very technical due to its uneven topography and at an altitude of more than 2000 m : differences in level, ravines, small valleys, larchs, ... But for the one who doesn't look for the performance and play the security, the course will reveal very pleasant, with views on the Argentera Massif, Mercantour park and Isola 2000 Valley.
Course of 18-holes - Par 69 - Golf course 5035 m - Handicap: 0 - Practice: 15
Address : Centre administratif - 06420 Isola 2000
Tel 33 (0)4 93 23 29 29 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 23 17 92 - email@example.com
Created in 1895 by Lord Ashcomb, Valescure Golf, traced in a stone pine forest, is the more ancient in all the Var, and the 5th in France.
Course of 18-holes - Par 68 - Golf course 5005 m - Handicap: 0 - Practice: 15
Address : Avenue de Valescure - Route des golfs
Tel 33 (0)4 94 82 40 46 - Fax 33 (0)4 94 82 41 42 - firstname.lastname@example.org
In the heart of Azur Coast, Opio Valbonne Golf has an exceptional climatic and geographic situation, being sheltered from the wind and very sunny, and offers magnificent views on the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. In a splendid natural park of 220 ha, the course, designed in 1966 by the master of english architecture Donal Harradine, has seduced the most exigent european golfers looking for authenticity and detente.
Course of 18-holes - Par 73 - Golf course 5782 m - Handicap: 35 - Practice: 52
Address : Route de Roquefort-les-Pins - 06650 Opio
Tel 33 (0)4 93 12 00 08 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 12 26 00 - email@example.com
Designed in 1987 by the architect Michel Gayon, the course is quite technical and offers all the traditional difficulties for a game of golf. The course is defended by ponds and bunkers and it demands you play straight and true to avoid valleys, slopes, and the surroundings woods.
Course of 9-holes - Par 34 - Golf course 2384 m
Address : Domaine du Val Martin, Chemin du Val Martin - 06560 Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis
Tel 33 (0)4 93 12 23 26 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 12 07 41 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Close to the Vallee des Merveilles, the Golf course is a rustic, mountain 18 holes course, with an exceptional environment of unspoiled nature can provide. Alain Rougeot, architect.
Course of 18-holes - Par 63 - Golf course 3706 m - Men's Handicap: 35 / Lady's Handicap: 0 - Practice: 14
Address : Hameau de Vievola - 06430 Tende
Tel 33 (0)4 93 04 88 91 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 04 78 86 -) email@example.com
THE MONTE CARLO GOLF CLUB
Created in 1911 and redesigned in 1983. At 900 meter altitude, a veritable golfers paradise awaits you with 18 unique and contrasting holes between the sky and the sea with views stretching to the French and Italian Rivieras, satisfaction guaranteed.
Course of 18-holes - Par : 71 - Golf course : 5700 m - Men's Handicap: 32 / Ladys Handicap : 35 - Practice : 14
Address : Route du Mont Agel - 06230 La Turbie
Tel 33 (0)4 93 41 09 11 - Fax 33 (0)4 93 41 09 55 - firstname.lastname@example.org