Golf, where the grass is always greener

CITY GOLFERS

What a pleasure to find a golf course in the city! 

The Bordeaux metropolitan area has three:

  • Golf Bordelais in the suburb of Caudéran with 18 holes
  • Bordeaux-Lac golf course, with two 18-hole courses and a pitch & putt in a green setting
  • Golf de Pessac, with its fairways set among pine trees and ponds on a 120-hectare estate, just a few minutes from the airport. Facilities: an 18-hole course, a 9-hole course, and a pitch & putt.
Golf de Pessac  

IN THE HEART OF PRESTIGIOUS VINEYARDS

Head for the Médoc, with its great wines and endless beaches. The 18-hole Margaux course winds through 45 hectares of forests and ponds, with lovely views over the estuary.

The Entre-Deux-Mers also has an 18-hole golf course in Cameyrac, with a particularly friendly atmosphere.

And, finally, the Graves & Sauternes golf club has a lovely, 18-hole course.

FOCUS ON THE GOLF DU MEDOC

Two courses. 36 holes. That means 36 different bottles of wine. You got it, each hole is sponsored by a different chateau. You will be spoilt for choice. Here you can combine the pleasure of wine-tasting and golf playing… now, that is the best of both worlds!

The Grand Prix Schweppes PGA, held here every year, gathers the best professional players, both male and female, from the entire country. Located to the north of Bordeaux, two courses are on offer: “Chateaux” designed by Bill Coore and “Vines” designed by Rod Whitman (Bill Coore’s assistant during the creation of the first course). The Chateaux course was allocated position number 15 out of 100 by Golf World for the best continental European golf course and the site itself was classified as France’s number one golf course in 2014.

The Golf du Médoc’s bonus point goes to its luxury package. We are talking about its four star hotel with 90 rooms and a spa with a heated swimming pool, hammam, sensorial shower and two massage rooms. There is also a seminar space and an ultra-modern training centre.

Golf Medoc Resort  

A BRAND NEW GOLF CLUB!

THE GRAND SAINT-EMILIONNAIS GOLF CLUB

The Grand Saint-Emilioonais golf club has added the icing on the cake to the regions golfing offer. Inaugurated in October 2015 after over fours years of construction work, the site has already been picked up by Golf Magazine USA and Golf World UK. The proud owner of the 102 hectare golf course (250 acres!) is the Mourgue d’Algue family who has collected over 80 national and international titles over four generations. For the pioneering golf enthusiast, Gaëtan Mourgue d’Algue, who founded the Trophée Lancôme, his project is “not only the realisation of an entire family’s dream, but also an opportunity to put all the different facets of the sport in the spotlight”.

The course is a beauty in itself. It is sketched into the surroundings of Saint Emilion- a breathtaking commune classified as a Unesco heritage site. The site’s internationally reputed architect Tom Doak once said, “My goal is to make the most out of this magnificent site without ever changing its inherent beauty”. The vines stretch out into the horizon like tight knit braids amongst the woodland and meadows and two elements act as the site’s crown jewels: one, a 19th century ruin in the heart of the domain and the other, a château peering over the tree canopy on the high ground once belonging to the philosopher Montaigne.

This site wins the eco-friendly bonus: the greens are completely sustained by rainwater collected in two artificial lakes and the turf is low on water consumption and fertiliser! Thumbs up!

Golf de Saint-Emilion