Montpellier Fontcaude Golf Resort


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Montpellier Fontcaude Golf Resort Est. 1991

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At Montpellier Fontcaude Golf Resort (which for a time was known as Montpellier Juvignac), you can pit your golfing skills against an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole executive short course. Located on relatively open undulating terrain above Montpellier, the capital of France's Languedoc-Roussillon region, a variety of environments and vistas greet the visiting golfer.

The views from the course, both near and far, contain a mix of woodland, villas, apartment blocks (large and small) and even a football stadium. The course itself roams across predominantly open terrain, occasionally venturing into something a little more wooded. The uphill par-3 2nd and par-4 3rd form part of a steady ascent that brings you to the highest part of the course - the tee-box of the dog-legging downhill par-5 5th.

Good-width fairways and lightish rough provide plenty of opportunity to use the "big timber" with confidence, but beware several small trees and bushes that give definition to some holes, while also penalising wayward drives. An excellent collection of par-3s, which includes the memorable 6th and 12th, culminate at the 17th, the longest of the "short" holes. Your tee-shot at 17 must carry a wooded ravine before landing on the relatively small and sloping green, which, like many others, is defended by an array of deep pot bunkers.

Although not a "grand design", with a few holes lacking clear definition, Montpellier Fontcaude is nevertheless a testing and absorbing layout. Chris Pitman has made excellent use of the predominantly open undulating terrain, with the diverse scenery giving the course its eclectic woodland and urban backdrop.

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Making Contact

Montpellier Fontcaude Golf Resort
Ave des Hameaux du Golf,
Juvignac, nr Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon F-34990
France
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Office   +33 (0)4 67 45 90 10
Pro Shop   +33 (0)4 67 45 90 00
Fax

  +33 (0)4 67 45 90 20

Email   golf@golfhotelmontpellier.com
Website   www.golfy.fr
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Adrien Lacore & Mimoun Sghir.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Chris Pitman (New Zealand based)
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6292 5465 4666
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 70.1 70.4
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-29 Executive course (1300 metres)
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How2Get There?

6 km NW of Montpellier
From the A9 in the south of Montpellier, take exit 31 (Montpellier - Ouest) and follow the direction Juvignac / Millau. After approx 7 km take the N109/E11 direction Millau. From the N109 take the exit Juvignac - Fontcaude, onto the Rte de Lodeve then Ave du Perret, and follow signs to Montpellier Resort / Fontcaude Golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru' Dec): weekdays €57; weekends €63. [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. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Montpellier Fontcaude is a member of the Golfy network of golf clubs. There are more than 100 Golfy golf courses spread throughout France, and over 20 outside France. Golfy card holders receive generous discounts at courses in the Golfy network. Check things out on www.golfy.fr.

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Location

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Latitude: (43.6274089461)
Longitude: (3.8038444519)
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Montpellier Resort Hotel (Golf de Fontcaude) 3-star
Route de Lodeve, Juvignac, Montpellier 34990
+33 (0)4 67 45 90 10
www.golfhotelmontpellier.com

Situated at the heart of the Montpellier Fontcaude Golf Resort's 175 acre estate, the hotel offers 46 air-conditioned rooms with views over the golf course, and panoramic views from the restaurant, which specialises in regional cuisine.

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