Rendez-vous at the Biarritz “le Phare” golf course
Originally, it was called the British Golf Club. Taking advantage of the Basque coast, in 1887 the British wanted to recreate England in a small corner and play their favourite sport on the plateau of Phare de Biarritz: the area which surrounds the lighthouse (the “Phare”).
In 1988, the architect Willie Dunn, created an 18-hole course. The Biarritz “le Phare” golf course was born, taking its name from the lighthouse itself, and the surrounding area.
A top 8 French favourite
Since then, the course has made a reputation for itself. Its most recent recognitions are 3rd best kept golf course and 4th best greens (Golf Magazine / October 2015 “listing of favourite golf courses of the French”)
Biarritz is a truly great place to golf: the Biarritz le Phare golf course is now part of Golf Pass, consisting of the top 8 French favourite golf courses.
- 18 holes | 84 acres | 5402m | Par 69
This stunning 18-hole course is perfected integrated on the sea front, with a mix of both natural and urban surroundings. The difficulty - just like its beauty – is clear on this hilly Basque coast golf course.
This is a technical and very sporty course, and definitely not an easy win! Built upon a sandy terrain, note the 70 bunkers to contend with. The greens are fast, and the rough is very slight.
The pleasant climate makes for a great game on this course at any time of year.
- Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa (5 star)
- Residence de tourisme Mer & Golf in Anglet (3 star)
The Biarritz Cup and 17 professional European circuit tournaments are hosted at the Biarritz le Phare golf course.
Other nearby activities
- Spa treatment
- Boutiques in the centre of town
- Biarritz’s large beach
- The Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum)
When to visit?
Closed on Tuesdays, except during Christmas and Easter school holidays, and during the months of July and August.
Station: 2.7 miles
Airport: 1.2 miles
Autoroute (highway/motorway): 3.4 miles
Golf de Biarritz le Phare
2 avenue Edith Cavell
Tel: + 33 (0)5 59 03 71 80