The gem of the French Riviera

An absolute pleasure to visit, Cannes is a beautiful resort town located in the French Riviera. While it is most known for its annual film festival, sandy beaches, glorious weather and cultural centre, Cannes is quickly gaining recognition from golfers for its collection of stunning courses. A short golf holiday in Cannes will stay with you for a long time, with excellent hospitality, incredible views, great weather and golf it’s a real dream.

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A dynamic city with more than just golf

Cannes isn’t every golfer’s first thought when it comes to playing a bit of golf in France and the city is often wrongly overlooked in that sense. Cannes is a tremendously dynamic city and offers golfers both an incredible cultural experience as well as an incredible golfing one. Notable courses in and near Cannes include the exceptional Golf Old Course Cannes Mandelieu, the exclusive Golf de Cannes Mougins and the rolling hills typical of Royal Mougins Golf Club.

Other reasons for playing golf in Cannes include the mild climate on offer classic of the French Riviera region, which means you can expect to see the courses at their absolute best most of the year yet we do recommend travelling from late springtime to early summer to see them in absolute prime condition. There is plenty of activities alongside the golf available in Cannes so you will never be bored away from the course and the service/accommodation on offer is some of the best in France.

What does a golf holiday in Cannes have to offer?

What makes Cannes truly special for a golf break isn’t just its abundance of great courses or its brilliant cultural centre, the climate of Cannes is absolutely ideal for golf. Due to Cannes' strategic positioning in the French Riviera just off the Mediterranean Sea, the climate is fantastic. Golfers will find the temperature in summer to be warm, yet the courses remain easily walkable due to the cool sea wind which blows off the Mediterranean.

If you find yourself on a golf break in Cannes there are definitely a couple of courses you need to check out while you’re there. Golf de Cannes Mougins, is a fabulous choice. Located 10 minutes drive to the north of Cannes, this course is notable for having hosted the Cannes Open in the past, it is a quality track all round and golfers will really appreciate its exclusivity as there is rarely a hold-up. Golf Opio Valbonne is a sheer pleasure to play, requiring golfers to brush up on their iron approach shots, this is quite a demanding course that makes our list of must-play spots for golf in Cannes and the French Riviera.

Golf travel tips for Cannes

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

June to August

Our experts recommend:

May, June & September

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Experience luxury in traditional french golf resorts

When it comes to accommodation Cannes is certainly a destination that has it all, from luxury hotels to resorts specifically designed for golfers, meaning you shouldn’t have any trouble finding somewhere to stay for you and your group at a range of price points.

Les Domaines de Saint Endreol Golf & Spa Resort is an excellent golf resort located a few miles outside of Cannes. The resort is an excellent choice for those groups wanting to lose themselves in the French countryside and bask in the region's many sights and sounds while taking in the excellent on-site golf course. With 50 rooms on offer in a range of different styles, an on-site restaurant and a well-stocked bar, it is the perfect choice for those looking for that French escape.

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is a beautiful and world-renowned resort set in 750 acres of beautiful gardens and pine forests. The resort boasts a plethora of facilities to ensure your time spent here is relaxing and as hassle-free as possible. Resort facilities include unrivalled views, four restaurants, a two-storey luxury spa and two 18-hole championship golf courses amongst many others. It’s ideal for those wanting to stay in pure luxury while in the French Riviera.

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