In South East France, explore golf courses between mountains and the sea

Published on December 04, 2013
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In South East France, explore golf courses between mountains and the sea

In Auvergne

With 17 golf courses in four departments, Auvergne is a unique natural environment that will delight golfers. The region offers nine and 18-hole courses in mountainous settings, sometimes excitingly close to volcanoes. Auvergne is a destination that combines golf with cultural outings, wellness and gastronomy. Discover the Golf des Volcans in Orcines, which proposes four courses, including an 18-holer at the foot of the Puy de Dôme volcano. Change of scenery guaranteed! 

In Languedoc-Roussillon

Blessed with a constantly sunny and clement climate, the Languedoc-Roussillon invites golfers to play year-round. Some 20 courses exist between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. 800 meters from the Mediterranean, the Domaine de Saint Cyprien Golf & Resort, designed by Ben Wright and Barry Tomlinson, offers 200-hectares of spectacular play. The courses, nine and 18-holers, allow golfers to evolve between ponds and the sea, at the foot of beautiful Canigou Mountain.  

In Rhone-Alps

In Rhone-Alps, golf courses and events are everywhere, and for everyone. With more than ten courses developed around rivers, valleys, lakes and mountains, as well as huge estates in the countryside, each player will find what they're looking for. For beginners, "greeter-golfers" in the Drôme welcome you and pass on their passion for golf. South of Lyon, play a round and admire the spectacular, panoramic view at the Golf du Domaine Saint-Clair Annonay, designed by architects Thierry Spretcher and Gery Watine.At the foot of the Alps, discover one of the most beautiful courses in Europe, the Evian Resort Golf Club, host of the Evian Championships. Be advised that the splendid view of the Alps and Léman Lake may result in your taking your eyes off the ball. 

On the French Riviera 

The French Riviera is the ideal destination for golfers and athletes who like to have the Mediterranean as their backdrop.  From the Riviera's main cities, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Cannes, Nice or Monaco, make your way to one of 21 golf courses, 11 of which are 18-holers, in just over 30 minutes. Just ten minutes from Cannes, discover the calm and peaceful setting of the Royal Mougins Golf Club and its 18-hole course. The mountain, at the heart of the Mercantour Massif, will introduce you to the joys of golfing at high altitude.  

In Provence

With greens and fairways from the sea to the Alps, find yourself in a series of unexpected landscapes. More than 50 golfing installations are spread out over the territory, some built by renowned architects, giving players an extremely diverse selection to choose from. As for your "après-golf" session, Provence has it all: wine and gastronomy, emblems of the region's legendary art de vivre, along with heritage sites, traditions, festivals... Provence is a land of light and celebration, a region to savour, golf, and live. At the naturally beautiful and preserved Saint Endréol Golf near Cannes and Saint-Tropez, play the 18-hole course designed by Michel Gayon.

In Corsica

Corsica, a natural gem, offers courses adapted to all levels of play in some of the world's most breath-taking sites. Come discover Spérone, one of the island's five courses, in a unique golf environment just outside of Bonifacio.