Chemin de Courmateau,
Louens, nr Bordeaux, Aquitaine F-33290
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Bill Coore of North Carolina, USA; supported by Rod Whitman (who designed the Vignes course at Golf du Médoc). This was Coore's third solo course design.
Above distances are for the Châteaux course. Also at Golf du Médoc is the 18-hole Vignes course (par-71; 6,237 metres from back tees).
17 km NW of Bordeaux
Leave the A63 (Bordeaux ring) at exit 7, and follow direction Lacanau/Le Verdon on the N215. After 3.7 km at roundabout turn right onto the D1 direction Castenau/Le Verdon. After 6.3 km turn left at roundabout and immediately right onto the Chemin de Courmateau, direction Golf du Médoc. After 1.4 km golf is on your right.
Golf du Médoc (Châteaux course): Visiting one of the world's greatest wine-making regions is in itself a mouth-watering prospect. Add to that the opportunity to stay and play at the very impressive Golf du Médoc resort, and one can be forgiven for thinking the "planets have aligned". Home to the 18-hole Châteaux and Vignes courses, the resort also boasts a 4-star onsite hotel, great cuisine and as much of the local wine as you can handle.
In a delightfully natural, open and gently undulating environment, the Bill Coore designed Châteaux course exudes a distinctly "Scottish-links" character. In addition to an abundance of gorse bushes, natural looking bunkering and occasional ditches and water hazards, the course also contains artefacts with a more local flavour. With each hole named in honour of a great Bordeaux wine château, oversized wine bottles provide marker posts indicating 135 metres to the green.
The quality of the greens, the influence of the wind and the layout's technical difficulties ensures this championship course provides a top-quality golfing challenge. When you've finished, there's nowhere better to conduct your post-round deliberations than in the splendid clubhouse, with a bottle or two of the local produce.
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: 2020].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The opening of an on-site hotel in May 2007, established Golf du Médoc as one of the best Stay&Play locations in south-west France. The Châteaux course has hosted the French Open, a PGA European Tour event. For more details view Top golf tournaments at Golf du Medoc.
19th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).
33290 Le Plan Medoc
+33 (0)5 56 70 11 95Visit website
In one of the world's greatest wine regions, with its famous Châteaux, this Golf Hotel Resort allows you to combine golf, gastronomy, wine tours and tasting. Located only 20 minutes from the city of Bordeaux and its international airport.
Golf du Médoc (Châteaux and Vignes courses)
Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue, 33300 Bordeaux
+33 (0)5 56 43 65 00Visit website
A modern hotel in natural surroundings on the shores of Lac Bordeaux, 15 min from the city centre, convention and exhibition centre. 175 modern air-conditioned rooms overlooking the lake or the garden.
Golf du Médoc (Châteaux and Vignes courses)
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