Golf d'Opio-Valbonne


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Golf d'Opio-Valbonne Est. 1966

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Golf d'Opio-Valbonne: Your round at Opio-Valbonne starts out from the 17th century Chateau de la Bégude, complete with its Gallo-Roman aqueduct. Thereafter, this relatively easy-going Don Harradine design roams across a large area of quiet and undulating woodland, part of the Bois d'Opio.

At times heavily tree-lined, at others a little more open, several sections of the course are imbued with pleasant elevation changes and views over neighbouring wooded hills. Accuracy from the tee is important on several of the tighter holes, where OB or thick woodland intimidatingly awaits wayward tee-shots. Water ditches and streams come into play on a few holes, while bunkering is sparingly used, especially on the front-nine. Where greenside bunkers are deployed, they are generally set far enough back not to trouble lower-handicappers.

A few rather ordinary golf holes are offset by others that quicken the pulse. The signature par-3 11th plays 166 metres from the back tees, and requires an accurate shot to a relatively small and elevated putting surface. A small pond and a 4-metre stone wall need to be cleared to find the safety of the green. A large stylish Provencal villa provides an attractive front-nine feature. It's the only "housing" you'll see alongside the course.

As a par-73 measuring only 5,738 metres (6,275 yds) from the tips, Opio-Valbonne will certainly reward the careful shot-maker, with many holes lacking the length or space to accommodate wayward big-hitters. Two relatively short par-5s close-out the round, presenting good birdie opportunities providing you can keep you ball out of the trees!

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Making Contact

Golf d'Opio-Valbonne
Hôtel du Château de la Bégude,
Rte de Roquefort-les-Pins, Opio, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur F-06650
France
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Office   +33 (0)4 93 12 00 08
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +33 (0)4 93 12 26 00

Email   opiovalbonne@opengolfclub.com
Website   www.opengolfclub.com/opiovalbonne
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Donald (Don) Harradine
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5785 5427 4622
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 71.9 70.1 70.4
 
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How2Get There?

13 km N of Cannes
From the A8 motorway (Aix-Nice), take exit 44 (Antibes) and head north (away from Vallauris, Golfe-Juan and Juan-les-Pins) on the D35, then D103 and D3, direction Grasse / VALBONNE. After approx 9 km, in Valbonne, follow the D4 (Rte de Nice), direction Golf / Roquefort du Pins. Follow the Rte de Nice for approx 1.8 km to golf and hotel on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: €75 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Opio-Valbonne is a member of the Open Golf Club group, which manages over 30 golf properties in France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco, including several Stay&Play golf resort destinations. See the Open Golf Club website (opengolfclub.com) for a list of all their golf courses and hotels.

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Location

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Latitude: (43.6520026571)
Longitude: (7.0247161388)
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Hotel Chateau de la Begude 3-star
Route de Roquefort les Pins, 06650 Opio
+33 (0)4 93 12 37 00
www.opengolfclub.com/begude

In the heart of the Côte d'Azur, the 17th century Chateau de la Begude occupies a quiet location right alongside Opio-Valbonne golf course. The main theme throughout the 35 rooms, is modern comfort combined with classic Provencal decor. A member of the Open Golf Club hotels and golf resorts group.

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