With 653 golf courses in the whole of France, there is a lot to choose from. Golf has always been a popular sport for the French, but over the last decade more and more foreign golfers are finding their way to this beautiful country.

And because the country is so big, landscapes and also the weather can differ quite a bit. In the northern part you have for example Côte d’Opale. This region is home to some sensational golf courses, but sometimes the weather can let you down a bit.

If you are a golfer that’s looking for a bit more stable climate, then the south of France might just be your perfect golf destination. We went ahead and made a list for you with the 8 best golf courses in the south of France.

This ranking is based on golf courses in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur that have more than 25 reviews on Leadingcourses.com. It was last updated on July 18, 2019.

1. Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort (8.7)

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort – situated an hour drive from Cannes – has been a top-notch facility for many years. In the last 5 years, Terre Blanche scored very high in the annual Golfers Choice Awards, even being number one in 2017! The golf club has two 18-hole golf courses designed by Dave Thomas: Le Château and Le Riou. The course is known for the great lay-out and excellent maintenance. Combine the golf with the astonishing hotel and you have a golf experience the way it is meant to be.

2. Le Château de Taulane (8.6)

Situated between la Côte d’Azur and les Gorges du Verdon is Le Château de Taulane. This prestigious 18-hole golf course was designed by Gary Player and is situated in an exceptional setting at 1000 meters altitude. The course, guarded by seven lakes, is challenging but very enjoyable for both high and low handicappers. Due to the hills taking a buggy here is recommended.

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3. Golf Country Club De Cannes Mougins (8.5)

A few miles away from La Croisette and it famous seafront, the fairways of Cannes Mougins Golf & Country Club are surrounded by the superb montains of the Southern Alps, some of the most impressive assets of the area. The course, measuring 6312 meters from the tips, is nestled against the Valmasque Nature Park and allows golfers to from the turmoil of the cities.

4. Golf De Saint Endréol (8.3)

Open since August 1992, Golf De Saint Endréol (designed by Michel Gayon) is sculpted by the multiple facets of this seductive and varied landscape, creating the perfect golfing experience for all levels of play. A spectacular 18-hole course of international renown offers splendid views over the river Endre. Each of the eighteen holes has its own distinct personality, perhaps the most spectacular being the 13th, with its fantastic drop onto a waterside green.

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5. Golf International Pont Royal (8.2)

Golf International Pont Royal is integrated into the unique environment of Provence with “garrigue” and pine woods offering a real tactical challenge. The course is designed by Severiano Ballesteros, making Pont Royal the only golf course designed by him in France. The golf course offers great views of the Luberon, the Alpilles Mountain range, the Durance Valley and the Massive of Trévaresse.

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6. Golf De Roquebrune Resort (8.1)

Ideally located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez and just 10 minutes from Saint-Raphaël and St. Maxime, Roquebrune Golf Resort will definitely bring joy to your eyes. You will play between land and sea, discovering breathtaking views over the bay of Saint-Raphaël or the Massif des Maures. The course, designed by Udo Barth and renovated by Michel Gayon, combines different challenges: Over 40 bunkers and six water hazards guard the track. After your round the stunning resort gives you the opportunity to sleep right in the backyard of the golf course.

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7. Golf De Valescure (8.1)

Golf De Valescure is one of the few golf courses in France that is designed by legendary golf course architect Harry Colt. Colt created the course in 1895 and is designed to offer several relatively short holes. At first glance, it might look easy to play the course, but the narrowness of fairways, the difficult rough, numerous water obstacles and rather small greens are all elements that force you to chose your clubs carefully.

8.  Golf de Barbaroux (8.1)

Designed by legendary golf course architechts Pete Dye and PB Dye, Golf de Barbaroux offers you a modern golf course built in a true American style. Tremendous greens (the biggest is 69 meters long: the biggest in Europe), massive bunker complexes, and gorgeuos lakes make this course an challenging and unforgettable experience. The course is surrounded by a park of pine and oak tree. The nearby hotel has everything to get you relaxed after your round.

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