Once you’ve completed the purchase of your brand-new property with the help of your South of France surveyor and completed the arduous task of moving yourself and you family to the region, it’s time for a little leisure activity.


OK, so there are lots of boxes to unpack and the children’s beds still need to be assembled before they have somewhere to sleep, but surely there’s time for a quick round of golf first? After all, it’s just as important to start establishing oneself as a member of this new community as it is to unwrap a few pieces of glassware.


So, sling your irons over your shoulder and read on to learn about four of the best golf courses in the South of France.


Les Châteaux Course at Golf du Medoc

Considered to be one of the best courses in the south west of France, Les Châteaux Course at Golf du Medoc boast 18 glorious holes located in a magnificent estate in the midst of the stunning Medoc vineyards. Located just north of Bordeaux, you can enjoy some of the region’s famous wine after your game.


Le Chateau Course at Terre Blanche

Equidistant from Draguignan, Frejus, and Cannes, in the south east of France you’ll find Le Chateau on the exclusive Terre Blanche resort. Ranked 15th in the 2018 Golf World list of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe,” this demanding course will test the skill of even the most seasoned players.


The course hosts the French Riviera Masters each year in September, so book in around that time to catch a glimpse of some famous faces.


Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins

A short drive from Cannes sits perhaps one the most well-known and highly regarded golf courses on the French Riviera. The Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins first flung wide its doors in the 1920s and is set in a lush and verdant forest with a stunning stone clubhouse hidden at its centre.


Boasting wide open fairways and natural water hazards, the Golf Country Club de Cannes-Mougins once hosted the Cannes Open, which demonstrates the course’s pedigree.


Valberg Golf Club

If you don’t have time to play a full 18 holes, you may want to head even further north from Cannes until you almost hit the Italian border. There you will find the incredible Mercantour National Park. The 9-hole Valberg Golf Club course secreted away in this fantastic location is situated 1700 metres above sea level and offers breath-taking 360˚ views of Mont Mounier, the Saint-Honorat mountain range and the outstanding natural beauty of the Mercantour region.


Due to the mountainous nature of the course, all but those of you in peak physical condition may wish to consider hiring a buggy.


Final Thoughts

There you have four great golf courses to get you started.


If you want expert advice on this beautiful part of the world and are looking to start your own journey towards owning a little slice of it, then South of France surveyor Charles Mackintosh has over 30 years of experience buying and surveying property in the region.


Please get in touch today for more information.