Golf in France never fails to surprise and amaze visitors. The country’s hospitality, however, is as exemplary as always, as is the mouthwatering cuisine. Combine the three elements and visitors will find all the ingredients for an unforgettable trip. If you’re looking for some advice on your next golf trip, we’re here to help. Here are five of the very best golf hotels that the country has to offer.
Despite boasting two exceptional courses, Terre Blanche is far more than just a world-class golf facility. This slice of Provençal heaven is one of France’s top resorts, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, luxurious spa and beautifully situated five-star hotel.
Look no further than ‘Le Faventia’ for a taste of authentic French cuisine. The Michelin star restaurant uses seasonal and local produce to create refined and elegant gastronomy.
Terre Blanche is also home to an award-winning spa.
With a comprehensive and luxurious spa menu, time in this peaceful cocoon will leave you feeling soothed and refreshed.
Do you love your wine? Looking to test your skills over one of France’s best courses? Or just in need of some rest and relaxation? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
With a golf course ranked as among Europe’s top ten beautiful courses in Europe, it’s is unsurprising that Le Kempferhof enjoys a truly remarkable setting. Situated in preserved woodland, the resort lies on the banks of the River Rhine.
Even better, one of France’s most enticing cities, Strasbourg, is just fifteen minutes away.
The chateau and its charming restaurant is the ideal place to unwind after a day on the course. Nonetheless, the vintage quality is not just reserved for the wine. Consistently rated as one of the greatest courses in France, the Robert von Hagge oozes charm. Be sure to bring plenty of balls however, for the designer has a particular fondness for water hazards.
This unique Corsican retreat redefines the concept of luxury. Lodgings are located in 19 sheep dwellings and patrician houses. Carved into the valley, these seventeenth-century structures are totally unique and provide an atmospheric and authentic way to enjoy the ‘Beautiful Isle.’
The highlight, however, is the superb food. With all ingredients grown either on the estate or locally, the cuisine is truly mouth-watering. It is the location of the restaurants however that sets Domaine de Murtoli apart. Choose from La Grotte, a magnificent natural cavity transformed into a spectacular restaurant, the open-air table on the beach, or the rustic farm terrace.
Meanwhile, Murtoli links is one of the most natural courses you will find anywhere, with the undulating fairways offering majestic views over the ocean and dramatic rock formations.
Nestled in the heart of the Bordeaux wine-making region, Golf du Médoc is the ideal spot to combine some wine tasting and relaxation, while enjoying some exceptional golf.
The 4-star Hotel & Spa is located near the famous Médoc vineyards. This privileged position offers plenty of opportunities to experience the region’s famous vintage wines while also creating a tranquil ambience to unwind.
Nestled in the heart of 200 hectares of countryside, both are beautiful courses, with the original layout, the Bill Coore designed Châteaux, voted France’s best golf course at the 2014 World Golf Awards.
Situated on the lapping shores of Lake Geneva, the Evian Resort is an elegant essay in luxury. The French resort is bestowed a majestic setting in the heart of the Alps and plays annual host the final women’s major, the Evian Championship.
There are two luxury hotels at the resort, the 5-star Palace Hôtel Royal and 4-star Hôtel Ermitage. The former serves up a sumptuous fine dining experience at the Michelin-star restaurant Les Fresques.
Healthy living has always been at the heart of the Evian Resort. Located at the source of Evian water, there are three spas and wellness centres, each promoting their own philosophy to create a trio of indulgent slices of Alpine heaven.
The championship golf course is one of the most beautiful layouts in Continental Europe. Winding its way through mature woodland, the course offers unrivalled viewpoints of Lake Geneva and the Alpine summit feature throughout.