These two world-class courses and high-end training centre regularly welcome the world’s best golfers. They combine the authenticity of Provence with the sophistication of the Côte d’Azur, in a stunning series of fairways lined with cypress, cistus, rosemary, myrtle and lavender. The spa is accompanied by a lush garden and works of art. Beautiful!
In the morning you’ll be chasing the birdie in the middle of scrubland, oaks and century-old umbrella pines, warmed by the sun reflecting off the River Endre. By afternoon, you’ll forget the bogeys and aches and pains on a bed pummelled by underwater jets. It’s the best mix of Provence and the Côte d’Azur...
Domaines de Saint-Endréol
Get up on the heights of Bandol with the Mediterranean as your partner and an encouraging audience of rabbits, marmots, seagulls and ducks who invite themselves onto the course. Sensory escape and relaxation is guaranteed at the spa, which is also family-friendly.
Dolce Frégate Provence
Players come from across the continent to tackle this American-style course, designed by the Dye brothers and notoriously hard to master. Each hole is an adventure – made thrilling by the many dunes, a four-metre-deep bunker and Europe’s longest green, measuring 69 metres. Destress in the sauna before invigorating your muscles under a seven-litre stream of cold water.
Barbaroux Hotel Golf and Spa
The second hole of this course is nicknamed the ‘Jump of the Angel’ (Le Saut de l’Ange), one of most spectacular par 3’s in the world. Designed by American architect Robert van Hagge in 1993, fragrant wafts of Provençal olives emanate from this famous course. In an intimate setting, the spa offers other types of scents dedicated to well-being including an aromatic scrub with spices, papaya purée or monoi noni.
Royal Mougins Golf Resort Hotel
Situated between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, this course offers a unique panorama of the bay of Saint-Raphaël and the Massif de Maures. Once the golf’s in the bag, you switch continents by entering the spa, which honours the healing rituals of China, Japan and India.
Golf de Roquebrune Resort