2 ave Edith Cavell,
Biarrritz, Aquitaine F-64200
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Residential and seaside.
Original design by Tom Dunn, with input from his younger brother Willie Dunn Jr. Later modifications and stronger bunkering designed by Harry Colt (1920).
2 km NW of Biarritz
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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.
13 rue Louison Bobet, 64200 Biarritz
Tel : +33 (0) 5 59 41 30 01Visit website
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Biarritz-Le Phare; Chiberta
104 boulevard des Plages, 64600 Anglet.
+33 (0)5 59 58 48 48Visit website
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Biarritz - Le Phare
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