Biarritz, an authentic golf destination

From Biarritz to Moliets, Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Pau, in the south of the South-West, all of our 16 golf courses are less than an hour’s drive away. Impressive, right?Biarritz has a long history with golfing – the Golf du Phare was created in 1888 – and more than 16 golf-courses in a radius of 100 km; Biarritz has always been a golf destination highly prized by enthusiasts of this sport.Moreover, the Pau Golf Club is the first course to have been designed in continental Europe in 1856.Biarritz’s development strategy concerning golf led to the twinning with the American town of Augusta, Georgia (the world’s golf capital) in 1991.
Depending on your wishes, your shape or your level, you can choose any golf with sea or mountain view, in the heart of the city or down to the pine trees, gently hilly or firmly athletic, historical or rural; come and enjoy quality, fresh vibes and diversity all year round thanks to the mild climate.The Golf Pass « Biarritz Destination » gives you the opportunity to play from 2 to 8 rounds with attractive prices. Valid for one year, you just need to contact one of the four golf clubs to book the courses ( (External link) ).

Atout France: Describe your favorite landscape in Biarritz

Maylis Cabanieu: One of my favorite landscape is the view from the Cote des Basques Beach (beach where the surf was born in Europe in 1975). you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Pyrenées throwing in the ocean and of Spain which is sitiated only at 30 kms (San Sebastian 45kms and Bilbao at 150 kms). Just near the beach, you can discover the International Training Center and Golf Course of Ilbarritz. This complex allows complete training according to your stregths or weaknesses. From the short game to full swing, on synthetic carpets or perfect grass, on flat or hilly lies, everything is conceived to work out every single aspect of the game.

ATF: If you only had 24 hours in Biarritz, where would you stop to eat, drink and play?

M.C.: Start the day by discovering the market place of Biarritz: stalls of fish and seafood, ham, cheese, wine, truffles ... and bars and restaurants around.Lunch in front of the Ocean in the Basque Coast and LandesAfternoon: play one of oour 16 golfs courses of the basque country and LandesDiner :at the Hotel du Palais, 1* Michelin restaurant. The Hotel du Palais is the summer residence of Napoleon III and Eugenie de Montijo. It has the distinction of PALACE, only 16 in France.

ATF: What is your favorite season in Biarritz and why?

M.C.: April to October ! Mild climate, possibility to enjoy all the treasures of the Basque Country and Landes : gastronomy, well-being, culture, sightseeings, authenticity etc …September and October : indian summer

To go to BIarritz from the USA

The International Airport of Biarritz welcoming Air France, Hop, SAS, Finnair, Etihad, EasyJet, Ryanair, Air Nostrum, allows easy access to the destination.
Air France operates 2 daily flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Biarritz.If you come to Biarritz by plane with Air France, you can join Flying Blue Golf and enjoy free transport of your golf bag in addition to your free luggage allowance. To benefit from this offer, simply present at the check inn with your voucher, printed or saved on your mobile or tablet through the Flying Blue Golf website, in the section "My Space".This offer, reserved for Flying Blue Golf members is only valid on flights operated by Air France - KLM, HOP !, Air Corsica et Air Europa

For more information, please contact:

Maylis Cabanieu, Promotion Manager BiarritzTourisme (External link)

Tel : +33 5 59 22 37 17 (External link) /