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Golf & wine in France

Learn more about the best destinations in France to experience outstanding golf courses and world-renowned wines.

Maxence Boireau
Maxence Boireau 7 mins read

There are very few countries in the world that can compete with France when it comes to its history, culture, and gastronomy, combined with some of the best golf courses in Europe.

Many of the golf resorts in France are in areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the variety of courses meaning that there is something for every golfer to enjoy when taking a trip across the Channel. However, golf isn’t the only thing on the cards; Michelin-starred restaurants and world-renowned wines await golfers on their travels, making France an ideal destination for those looking to kick back and unwind on their next golf break.

Bordeaux

Located in the south-west of France, Bordeaux is in what is colloquially known as French wine country. Golfers will love not only the wonderful wine and gastronomy the region is famous for, but also the plethora of fantastic golf courses in and around the area.

Bordeaux, France

This hidden gem has an abundance of superb courses, with Golf du Medoc Resort being one of the top golf clubs in the area - offering two outstanding courses to choose from. Les Châteaux course and Les Vignes course provide an all-round experience for golfers, making Golf du Medoc Resort one of Bordeaux’s must-play resorts. Golfers can round off their day with a wine tasting event, sampling some of the best wines that this beloved region has to offer.

Golf du Medoc Resort

Alsace/Champagne/Burgundy

Champagne and Alsace are both great examples of underrated French golf destinations. The region is known globally for its champagne production, but there are also some top-quality courses on offer, with fantastic year-round quality.

Alsace, France

Burgundy is another spectacular area with plenty to do and is particularly famous for its wine – with wine tasting a permanent feature. The region is home to Chateau de Chailly – an 18-hole golf course that is a delight for golfers looking for a relaxing round with stunning countryside views.

You have a first-class choice of dining at the chateau, with L’Armancon gourmet restaurant serving authentic cuisine with an innovative spin. Don’t forget to try the finest burgundy red wines as you enjoy your meal, before visiting the Lions bar and wine cellar where you can taste some of the finest wines in the region.

Chateau de Chailly

Provence

Provence, a region in south-eastern France, is home to exclusivity and prestige when it comes to golf and hospitality. Immaculately maintained and benefitting from sunshine nearly all year round, Terre Blanche is another jewel in the crown of French golf and can be found in beautiful Cannes. The Chateau Course was transformed from merely a hilly landscape into an absolute golfing haven that is a test for any golfer. Wine tasting is also a popular choice at Terre Blanche, which can be booked as part of the package at this impressive location.

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

Just a short drive away is the Chateau de la Bégude, with luxury displayed in every facet of the hotel. The splendours of the past are in harmony with the contemporary comforts of today, set within an ambience typical of Provence.

Chateau de la Begude

Loire Valley

With its colourful landscapes and beautiful architecture, the central France region is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable golf holiday in the Loire Valley. Renowned for its amazing historic sites, and delicious food and wine, Loire Valley is quickly establishing itself as one of the best up-and-coming golf regions in France, with this idyllic location boasting everything you could need for a golfing adventure.

Loire Valley, France

Hôtel Barrière L'Hermitage La Baule is truly a mixture of traditional French architecture with modern facilities – something that makes this hotel one of the most popular in the Loire Valley. There is a vast choice of golf nearby, with the closest being the 36 holes at Golf International Barriere La Baule. Another popular choice is the Domaine de la Bretesche, which is host to magnificent golf and views of the overlooking chateau.

Hôtel Barrière L'Hermitage La Baule

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