Golf du Médoc Hotel & Spa

Chemin de Courmateau,

Louens, nr Bordeaux, Aquitaine F-33290

  • Office

    +33 (0)5 56 70 31 31
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)5 56 70 11 90
  • Fax

    +33 (0)5 56 70 78 78
  • Golf pro

    Dominique Larretche

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6325
5720
4829
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
73.9
70.2
70.1

At the same location:

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).

Location

Latitude:

44.950570

Longitude:

-0.711493

How to get there:

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)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1989

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.

List of courses: France - Aquitaine

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €100 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Published ranking

Châteaux course:
France's 5th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 20th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Golf Hotel du Médoc & Spa4-star

    33290 Le Plan Medoc

    +33 (0)5 56 70 11 95

    Visit 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 at this hotel:

      Golf du Médoc (Châteaux and Vignes courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Novotel Bordeaux Le Lac3-star

    Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue, 33300 Bordeaux

    +33 (0)5 56 43 65 00

    Visit 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 at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Golf du Médoc (Châteaux and Vignes courses)

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