Golf de Biarritz "Le Phare"

2 ave Edith Cavell,

Biarrritz, Aquitaine F-64200

  • Office

    +33 (0)5 59 03 71 80
  • Fax

    +33 (0)5 59 03 26 74
  • Golf pro

    Richard Simpson / David Mercadie

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and seaside.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Tom Dunn, with input from his younger brother Willie Dunn Jr. Later modifications and stronger bunkering designed by Harry Colt (1920).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5402
5092
4499
Par
69
69
69
SSS or slope
121
118
113

Location

Latitude:

43.491407

Longitude:

-1.543306

How to get there:

2 km NW of Biarritz

Golf de Biarritz "Le Phare"

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1888

Golf de Biarritz "Le Phare" is the third oldest golf club in France and home to continental Europe's third oldest course. Laid out on an easy-walking and gently undulating plateau behind the Biarritz lighthouse (Phare de Biarritz), this generally well-regarded course includes several attractive holes and features.

The tree-lined and open parkland layout will test most facets of your game, providing a round with plenty of enjoyable golfing challenges. Most of the course exudes a classically parkland feel, while some stretches, complete with wonderful ocean views, give a more seasidey feel, although not quite in the style of duneland links.

List of courses: France - Aquitaine

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Did you know?

Founded in 1888, Biarritz has the distinction of being the third oldest golf club (and golf course) in continental Europe. The two oldest clubs are also to be found in France: Pau (1856) and Dinard (1887). Royal Antwerp in Belgium also dates back to 1888, but moved its course to a new location in 1912.

With a largely British membership, Biarritz-Le Phare was opened on March 13, 1888 by Princess Frédérika of Hanover. The club's sports facilities included the 18-hole “Le Phare” course, a 9-hole ladies course, a croquet court, cricket pitch, several tennis courts and clay pigeon shooting.

Published ranking

France's 44th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa4-star

    13 rue Louison Bobet, 64200 Biarritz

    Tel : +33 (0) 5 59 41 30 01

    Visit website

    The 5-star luxury Hotel Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa sea & spa rests on the Basque coast, celebrating the relaxed art de vivre of southwest France. The hotel offers 126 luxury rooms including 17 suites.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Biarritz-Le Phare; Chiberta

    • Golf within 30 km:

  • Hotel de Chiberta4-star

    104 boulevard des Plages, 64600 Anglet.

    +33 (0)5 59 58 48 48

    Visit website

    At the heart of the Chiberta golf course is the 4-star Hotel de Chiberta. Charming 1920s architecture combines with trendy yet elegant rooms, fashionable dining, large panoramic terraces, a spa and indoor pool.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Chiberta

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Biarritz - Le Phare

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Hossegor; Seignosse

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