Golf de Cannes-Mandelieu (Old Course)

265 Route du Golf,

Mandelieu-la-Napoule, nr Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur F-06210

  • Office

    +33 (0)4 92 97 32 00
  • Fax

    +33 (0)4 93 49 92 90
  • Golf pro

  • Academy

    Old Course Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt

SSS or slope

At the same location:

9-hole par-33 Grand Duc Michel course (2118 metres from the men's tees).






How to get there:

8 km SW of Cannes

From the A8 motorway (Aix-Nice), take exit 40 (Mandelieu) and head south on the D6007 (Av de Cannes). After o.8 km at roundabout, take the second exit onto the D2098 (Av du Marechal Juin). After o.3 km take the off ramp, at the bottom of which turn left, go back under the highway, straight over roundabout and follow the Rte du Golf for .3 km to Clubhouse parking.

Golf de Cannes-Mandelieu (Old Course)

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

Est. 1891

The Old Course at Golf de Cannes Mandelieu (originally Cannes Golf Club) is understandably steeped in history. It was founded by a future Russian Emperor (albeit Emperor for a day), laid out by one of the world's greatest course designers, and sports a wonderful Norman-style clubhouse.

Like many of the older seaside courses, a small railway runs alongside, or in this case through the course, while the River Siagne also splices the layout in two. You will cross the river twice, courtesy of a small pontoon-ferry.

Occupying flat terrain and carved from a forest of Mediterranean umbrella pines, the fairways in this attractive and natural parkland setting are well-spaced and invariably tree-lined. Housing is conspicuous by its absence, but so to is the sea, which is very occasionally glimpsed through the trees.

Although not overly long at only 5,745 metres (6,300 yards), the tightish fairways, excellent fairway and greenside bunkering and Colt's trademark subtly sloping greens will sufficiently test your all-round golfing skills. Holes like the good-length par-4 7th demonstrate that even on flat terrain, a well-bunkered, tree-lined hole can look just as handsome as those that benefit from greater undulation.

This classic and venerable old course is usually maintained in excellent condition, underpinning its status as a golfing gem, and one that's well worth visiting whenever you are French Riviera bound.

List of courses: Cote d'Azur & Corsica


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 (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Cannes Golf Club (the 4th oldest in France), now known as the Old Course Cannes Mandelieu, was founded in 1891 by His Imperial Highness The Grand Duke Michael Aleksandrovich of Russia. A keen golfer, he returned from a golfing trip to St Andrews (aged 12!), and advanced the idea of creating the Cote D'Azur's first official golf club.

Michael was the younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (who abdicated in favour of Michael in 1917). Michael never exercised power as Emperor Michael II, deferring acceptance of the throne until the future of Russia's monarchy could be democratically decided. In 1918, on the orders of Lenin, he was executed together with his English valet.

Cannes-Mandelieu is the home club of French golf star and Ryder Cup player Victor Dubuisson.


  • Pullman Cannes Mandelieu Royal Casino Hotel4-star

    605 avenue du General de Gaulle, 06212 Mandelieu la Napoule

    +33 (0)4 92 97 70 00

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    Ideally located facing the Bay of Cannes, with its feet in the water, the Pullman Royal Casino has benefitted from a recent redevelopment. This modern resort offers 213 rooms with private terraces and unobscured views of the sea or golf course, and features 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a casino plus 20 meeting and function rooms.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cannes-Mandelieu; Riviera; Royal Mougins

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Cannes Mougins; Saint Donat; Opio-Valbonne; Grande Bastide; Claux Amic; Terre Blanche

  • Azur Hotel3-star

    Avenue du Marechal Juin, 06210 Mandelieu-La-Napoule

    +33 (0)4 93 49 24 24

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    Since 2004, the Vanderstichelen family have warmly welcomed guests to this provencal colored hotel. All 48 rooms are newly renovated for your comfort. Fresh air, greenery, the swimming pool, and surrounding gardens all await.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Cannes-Mandelieu; Riviera; Royal Mougins

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Cannes Mougins; Saint Donat; Opio-Valbonne; Grande Bastide; Claux Amic; Terre Blanche

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