A merry time awaits in the region of French wine
Located in the South-West of France, Bordeaux is in what is colloquially known as French wine country. Golfers will love not only the great wine and gastronomy the region is famous for but also the plethora of fantastic golf courses in and around the area. On top of this is the array of brilliant hotels all offering golfers luxury accommodation close by to all the best local courses, there really is something for every golfer on a golf holiday to Bordeaux.
A hidden gem in the South of France
Bordeaux is another of France’s regions that isn’t typically associated with golf, with the region being more known for the great wine and food it produces. However, golfers will be pleasantly surprised to find that the region has an abundance of superb courses that perfectly complement both the surroundings and the food on offer.
Golf du Medoc is one of Bordeaux’s top golf clubs, it offers golfers two outstanding courses to test their metal on, the Les Châteaux course and Les Vignes course. Les Châteaux is the better known of the two having won the best course in France award back in 2014, it is characterised by its large fairways yet challenging wispy rough. Les Vignes is much more tree-lined requiring golfers to keep the ball straight and out of the trees. Golf du Medoc is widely recognised as one of Bordeaux’s must-play clubs.
Chateau des Vigiers is another notable club in Bordeaux, featuring three courses, Les Vignes, La Vallee and Le Lac. Each course oozes class and really sets the scene of golf in Bordeaux with each course being set in picturesque vineyards. The layouts vary in difficulty yet remain challenging for low handicappers as well as high handicappers.
Why choose Bordeaux for your next golf holiday?
Bordeaux is a city more known for its production of some of the best food and wine in the world rather than for its immaculate golf courses. However, golfers will be pleased to learn that the courses of Bordeaux are beginning to receive more plaudits from the golf community and some truly excellent designs on offer in Bordeaux are beginning to come to the forefront.
Some of the city’s notable courses include the two courses at the excellent Golf du Medoc and the increasingly popular course Souillac Golf & Country Club.
The weather on offer in Bordeaux is among some of the best in France and as it can get rather hot, especially in summer, we recommend you travel during late spring to early summer to ensure you play in comfort and benefit from the prime conditions.
Due to its popularity with wine/food connoisseurs around the world, there is a host of great non-golfing activities to partake including vineyard tours, wine tasting and food tours. Plus, when you consider the range of great accommodation available, Bordeaux has all the makings of an excellent golf holiday choice.
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Base yourself in the stunning countryside
Bordeaux is an extremely popular city due to its globally renowned production of food and drink and as a result, golfers can take advantage of some of the city’s superb choice of accommodation which put them right in the action.
Souillac Golf & Country Club is one of Bordeaux’s most popular golf clubs and offers superb onsite accommodation right next to the course. Accommodation here is provided in stylish individual homes, complete with their own garden, balcony and parking. To top it all off, enjoy views of the beautiful 60 hectares of French countryside and the course itself. The club also comes complete with a 10-bay driving range to practice pre-round and a fully equipped bar for that post-round pint.
Chateau des Vigiers is another of Bordeaux’s excellent golf accommodation choices. Located an hour to the east of Bordeaux, the hotel is built in what was once a 16th Century chateau and golfers can be expected to be surrounded by incredible history throughout their stay here. The resort offers two kinds of accommodation, the chateau is based entirely within the 16th Century castle with superb designed rooms giving it that old-school historic feel. The Relais accommodation is a newer build yet it still manages to maintain a traditional French feel. It’s a great choice if you want to relax and escape everyday life in beautiful Bordeaux.
Golf du Medoc Resort is another absolute treat if you pick Bordeaux as your next golf break location. The resort is notable for being the only resort in France where it’s 2 courses feature in Golf World’s top 100 courses in Continental Europe. It has 79 spacious modern rooms on offer all with fantastic modern amenities, with other resort facilities including two onsite restaurants, spa and fitness rooms among many others.