Best golf resorts in France
Consider a golf break at one of our luxury golf resorts in beautiful France. Experience hampionship golf, mouth-watering cuisine and more…
One of our best-selling golf destinations in Europe, France is typified by its immense choice of superb golf courses, delicious cuisine and wine, and range of excellent accommodation options - perfect for all types of groups.
From the sunny South of France to the golf-centric Northern France, and everything in between, we analyse the very best golf resorts in France for your next stay & play trip.
Always a firm favourite amongst our customers and for good reason, Le Touquet Golf Resort offers a premium experience just across the English Channel. The resort boasts three superb courses – La Mer, La Foret, and the 9-hole Le Manoir. La Mer is without doubt the flagship course, usually ranked within the Top 100 courses in Continental Europe and often rated the best links course in France. La Forêt is a challenging parkland/woodland course and a good contrast to better known La Mer, whilst Le Manoir is an enjoyable 9-hole course, great for a quick round in the evening.
Le Touquet Golf Resort’s on-site accommodation, Manoir Hotel, is a great place to base yourself on your trip. With 41 modern rooms to choose from, with all the amenities you could need there is no shortage of space when visiting Le Touquet. The hotel is in a prime location within a 5-minute drive of Le Touquet town centre meaning you can finish up your days golf, head back to the hotel and hit the town, all within an hour if you choose. It is also home to a lovely restaurant, L’Ecusson, where you will be greeted with outstanding wine and an enticing a la carte menu, all captured within a welcoming environment.
The hotel also offers a fully stocked bar which can certainly come in handy if you’re looking to drown your sorrows after a challenging round (or celebrating a good round), plus, the on-site leisure facilities offer activities non-golf related such as an outdoor pool (open throughout July & August), tennis courts and a snooker room.
Located in the beautiful Bordeaux region in the South of France, Golf du Medoc Resort is a four-star resort that offers a refined environment, combining great golf, food, wine, ambience, and wonderful natural surroundings.
Set in 200-hectares of lovely French countryside, Golf du Medoc offers two courses known for being amongst the most beautiful layouts in all of Europe. Les Chateaux is the flagship course at the resort and is best known as the host course of the 1999 French Open, and more recently as the Best French Golf Course at the World Golf Awards in 2014 - 2018.
Les Vignes is the resort’s second course and although it doesn’t hold the same prestige as its bigger sister, it is by no means lacking the quality or challenge you would expect. Measuring at 6,802-yards, Les Vignes is reminiscent of the heathland courses found in Surrey, a great combination of tree-lined fairways and heather for an outstanding all-round challenge.
Alongside the golf, the resort offers 79 luxury rooms and suites that are perfect for golfers who fancy a nice relaxing retreat in a peaceful and discrete atmosphere. There’s plenty of non-golf activities to enjoy too, including an indoor swimming pool, steam room and a fully equipped fitness centre.
There is no shortage of places to eat, with the Le Club restaurant offering a casual meal, ideal for a post-round bite, and La Table du Medoc, which offers world-class food and wine in a smart-casual environment. Being at the heart of the famous wine region, we’d also highly recommend sampling the local wines, as well as the nearby Bordeaux city centre, which is one of the most beautiful locations in France.
Near the beautiful town of Cannes in sunny southern France, Terre Blanche is a luxury five-star resort set in 750-acres of gardens and pine forests, and is well-known for being a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”. With two incredible 18-hole courses and over 300 days of sunshine each year, Terre Blanche is the perfect venue year-round.
With such incredible surroundings it's unsurprising to learn that Terre Blanche’s two golf courses are amongst the best the whole of France has to offer. Le Chateau is the main course on-site and is a demanding 7,200-yard layout. Seamlessly blending into the mountainside, the course requires accurate driving and correct club selection to navigate, with many hidden bunkers and hazards which you need to be wary of. Le Riou is the second course and although doesn’t hold the same challenge as Le Chateau does, it still demands respect and is certainly not to be underestimated. Measuring 6,600-yards, its elaborate design will keep you on your toes, as will the numerous bunkers and hills throughout the full 18-holes.
Along with the amazing on-site golf, the resort boasts 115 suites and villas with a minimum size of 645sqft, all of which include a private terrace to enjoy the surrounding countryside. Visitors will also enjoy the 35,000sqft Terre Blanche spa which offers a range of treatments and has all the facilities you could hope for, including a 20-metre indoor pool, an outdoor vitality pool, a sauna, a hammam, a fitness room with complementary daily classes and a beauty salon, as well as a tearoom set within a peaceful garden and terrace.
Terre Blanche has got you covered for gastronomic experiences as well, with two incredible Michelin-starred restaurants, three relaxing lunch-time settings, and a highly regarded wine cellar – the cherry on top of what is a world-leading, luxury resort.
Located near the French Alps, on Lake Geneva, Evian is a fantastic golf resort in one of the most picturesque settings in France. On-site, Royal Evian is a five-star, 150-bedroom hotel surrounded by 47-acres of majestic trees and parkland. Since its refurbishment in 2015, Royal Evian shares a number of its facilities with the neighbouring Ermitage Hotel – an excellent four-star alternative. Between the two of them, they offer guests 11 restaurants, two world-class spas, a fitness/training centre, a casino, and a whole host of other top-notch facilities.
Alongside the incredible resort facilities, the Amundi Evian Championship course is a great test of golf and hosts the best female golfers in the world every year at the Evian Championship. An extremely technical course, golfers of all levels will be put through their paces with some strategic bunkering and hazards requiring players to drive straight and long, and be tactical with the placement of their approach shots. Played along Lake Geneva, golfers will struggle to find many other golf courses in such a stunning setting.
Sitting in 100-acres of beautiful French parkland, Saint-Malo Golf Resort is undoubtedly one of France’s best golf resorts and is especially popular with golfers who want a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of cities. Built around the Mirloup Lake, in Brittany, the resort is designed in a 19th Century manor-house style, with large wooden beams and stony interiors. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities and are very spacious, each coming with their own balcony or terrace.
Complementing the outstanding hotel facilities, the golf at Saint-Malo is truly excellent. Saint Malo Golf Club offers a stunning par-72 championship course known for being the largest course in the whole of Brittany. Despite being a long course, it’s very accessible to golfers of all levels and has several excellent water features which break up the beautiful rolling fairways. There are several very English-like features here to be enjoyed, with punishing rough, tree-lined fairways and undulating greens that lead to a varied experience every time you play.
Another resort located on the Côte d’Azur near the beautiful coastal town of Cannes, Royal Mougins is a high-end golf resort that boasts pure luxury surrounded by incredible geographical surroundings and an even better golf course.
The resort has 27 suites available, all of which feature the best modern amenities as well as their own private balconies which overlook the idyllic French countryside. The on-site restaurant offers a warm, attentive, and personal service along with some truly exceptional French cuisine which you will savour throughout your time here.
The golf course at Royal Mougins Golf Resort is known for being one of the best in France and offers a great test for all golfers. A par-71 masterpiece, the design of this course makes use of eight separate lakes that are connected via streams, meaning there’s plenty of aqua for you to avoid, amongst other hazards such as numerous bunkers and punishing rough. The course also incorporates the natural contours of land as it meanders up and down slopes offering you a tremendous insight into the beauty of Royal Mougin’s surrounding countryside.
Senior European Travel Consultant