GENERAL I went to the cote d' Azur to visit my in-law family. I decided to play golf and found this course. It is a design by Pete Dye so I was immediately mesmerized by the opportunity to play a course designed in his Philosophy (visually intimidating and little bail-out areas), plain target golf. The course is not as severe as TPC Sawgrass, but it certainly delivered. …
We have played this course 3 times this week. 1st time we walked, this was quite a trip. Recommend a buggy during summertime. First nine is quite a climb. Wonderful course with challenging holes. Only negative is highway A8 which is hearable at many holes. Greens are fast and fair.
Joué le 27/08/21. Accueil réalisé par une stagiaire? La demoiselle s'est trompée 3 fois de prix pour les green fees. Très gentille mais pas très pro. Parcours avec quelques trous vraiment très scéniques. Assez simple de mon point de vue car assez large et pardonnable. Joué en voiturette. De toute façon je pense que c'est vraiment trop physique de le faire à pied. Qua…
Made in the purest tradition of American golf by architects Pete & P.B. Dye, a real monument for some, 18 unforgettable holes for others. The course takes place over a distance of 6,068 meters (6,614 yards) in a spectacular natural environment: it is surrounded by vineyards and wooded hills of Mediterranean pines on more than 87 hectares. The climate offers 300 days of sunshine per year.
The Dye name has long been associated with the game of golf, or more specifically, golf courses. Back in the 1960’s, when golfers walked hard fairways and unwatered rough, carrying wooden headed clubs with steel shafts, Pete and Alice Dye had their humble beginnings. From their first major project at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the couple’s design influences have evolved through the years. Initially taking inspiration from Robert Trent Jones and Alister McKenzie, the Dye’s would eventually develop their own unique style. Target greens, difficult 18th’s and high lipped greenside bunkers among other trademark elements, would form the basis for a Dye course in the years to come.
With over 650 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.
John Dean has been one of the driving forces behind the very popular GolfPunk Magazine. Now he’s taking a break to do what he likes best: traveling and playing golf . John goes on an Interrail trip through 9 European countries, playing golf in every country he visits. This is his story!