Golf de Sainte Maxime


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Golf de Sainte Maxime Est. 1991

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Golf de Sainte Maxime: From its lofty perch, high above the town of Sainte Maxime, this immensely scenic and always testing golf course offers stunning views out across the bay and across to St Tropez. Transforming this hilly and at times difficult terrain into a playable layout was impressively accomplished by the Harradines (Don and Peter), although the accurate shot-maker will certainly fare better here than the wayward big-hitter. From the outset there are several tightish drives to make.

The front-nine loop is played down into a valley, where villas flank the course perimeter, but rarely are they in range. Water threatens on only two occasions. At the downhill par-3 7th, an attractive pond dangerously fronts the putting surface. The same pond must be crossed again as you tee-off at the superb short par-4 8th, a hole that requires an accurate uphill approach shot to a green encircled by small rocky cliffs.

The more elevated and fabulously scenic back-nine retains many natural stretches, with wonderful views onto the Mediterranean, and inland to the forested hills and peaks of the Massif des Maures. First timers to the course may think the circular greens are generally quite flat, but beware, these uniform circles are often wickedly inclined.

Between the 10th and 11th holes you'll pass an old cable car that once ferried golfers up to the 11th tee; mandatory buggies now perform that task. Although maintenance could be a tad better in places, Sainte Maxime's spectacular views and challenging layout make this a must play course for visitors to France's incomparable Cote D'Azur.

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Making Contact

Golf de Sainte Maxime
Route du Debarquement BP1,
Sainte-Maxime, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur F-83120
France
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Office   +33 (0)4 94 55 02 02
Pro Shop   +33 (0)4 94 55 02 02
Fax

  +33 (0)4 94 55 02 03

Email   ste.maxime@bluegreen.com
Website   www.bluegreen.com/sainte-maxime
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Golf Pro
 
Mathieu Hazet (Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Father/son team of Donald (Don) & Peter Harradine.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6023 5439 4584
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.7 70.5 71.1
 
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How2Get There?

45 km SW of Cannes
From the A8 motorway (Aix-Nice), take exit 36 (Le Muy / St Tropez) and follow the D125/D25 south, direction St Tropez / Ste Maxime. After 19.5 km, on entering Ste Maxime, follow direction Ste Maxime Centre Ville / Golf. After o.9 km at roundabout Jean Maurin Fabre turn left (u-turn) into Ave du Debarquement, direction Golf. After 1.6 km at roundabout (Rond Point du Golf) turn left and immediately right into Ave Celestin Montocol. After 2 km turn right into golf parking.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru Oct): €75 (excl golf cart). Reduced 9-hole, junior, student and twilight rates. [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
Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Sainte Maxime is a member of the Blue Green golf group, which manages around 50 golf courses in France, and a few others in Belgium, Netherlands and Spain. Blue Green offer various discount schemes & loyalty programmes (see bluegreen.com).

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Location

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Latitude: (43.3354363816)
Longitude: (6.6499203444)
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Hotel Amarante Golf Plaza 4-star
Domaine du Golf, 83120 Sainte Maxime
+33 (0)4 94 56 66 66
www.jjwhotels.com

The Amarante Golf Plaza Hotel (and Phytomer Spa) overlooks the bay of St Tropez, and includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, fitness room, tennis courts and a 18-hole golf course. A member of the JJW Hotels & Resorts group.

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Hotel Le Jas Neuf 3-star
112 Avenue du Débarquement, 83120 Sainte-Maxime
+33 (0)4 94 55 07 30
www.hotel-jasneuf.com

The Jas Neuf hotel offers all the charm of Provence along with discreet friendly atmosphere and beautiful air-conditioned rooms. You will appreciate the hotel's setting, just 1.4 km from the sea and facing the Sainte Maxime golf course.

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