Riviera Golf de Barbossi


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Riviera Golf de Barbossi Est. 1991

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Formerly known as Golf Cannes-Mandelieu Riviera, now Riviera Golf de Barbossi, this Robert Trent Jones design certainly gives you variety in abundance. Although quite short, at only 5444 metres (5950 yds), your game will be tested on a parkland course that combines partly-open and partly wooded environments in a predominantly natural setting. Many good looking holes are framed by forested and at times villa-clad hills, which characterise this part of Provence. The layout's middle section, from the short uphill par-4 7th (264 metres) to the even shorter par-4 15th (250 metres), possesses the most elevation changes, at times quite pronounced. Water flows alongside and through several holes on the flatter opening and closing sections of the course, with a small river (the Riou de l'Argentiere) twice slicing through the short par-4 5th, most notably in front of the green. A relatively short par-3 (139 metres) closes out the round at the 18th, although it rather dwarfs the very short par-3 8th, which measures just 100 metres from the back tees. With many short holes on offer, lower handicappers could card a flattering score here, although Riviera is not without its defences. The undulating terrain, good greenside bunkering, several tightish holes and frequent water in play, all demand accurate shot-making to stay dry and out of trouble. Although the Riviera name might have you thinking of views onto the Mediterranean, these are not found from the golf course, even though the bays and beaches of the Cote D'Azur are just 2 km away.

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Making Contact

Riviera Golf de Barbossi
Ave des Amazones,
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, nr Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur F-06210
France
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Office   +33 (0)4 92 97 49 49
Pro Shop   +33 (0)4 92 97 67 67
Fax

  +33 (0)4 92 97 49 42

Email   rivieragolf@ddeb.fr
Website   www.domainedebarbossi.fr
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5444 4897 4081
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 70.6 68.8 69.4
 
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How2Get There?

10 km SW of Cannes
From the A8 motorway (Aix-Nice), take exit 40 (Mandelieu) and head north on the D6007 (Av de Cannes), direction La Siagne / Grasse. 100 metres from motorway, after the road swings around to the right, get immediately into left lane. After 100 metres follow the road round to the left, as it makes a u-turn. Immediately after u-turn, turn right into Rue Laurent Gandolphe, which becomes Rue Jean Monnet. After 1.3 km turn left into Blvd Emile Carbon. After 100 metres (crossing over A8 motorway) turn right into Av Robert Schuman. After o.5 km at roundabout, take third exit into Av Louis Pasteur. After 200 metres turn right into Av des Amazones. After 250 metres, golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €120 (all days). [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?

The Cannes Golf Club, founded in 1891 by Grand Duke Michael of Russia, was later re-named as Golf Cannes-Mandelieu. From 1991 it operated two 18-hole golf courses: the original Harry Colt designed Old Course (which Cannes-Mandelieu still own and operate), and 1.5 km to the west, the Robert Trent Jones designed Golf Cannes-Mandelieu Riviera. In 2008 the Riviera course changed ownership, to be known as Riviera Golf de Barbossi.

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Location

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Latitude: (43.534592)
Longitude: (6.918914)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Pullman Cannes Mandelieu Royal Casino Hotel 4-star
605 avenue du General de Gaulle, 06212 Mandelieu la Napoule
+33 (0)4 92 97 70 00
www.sofitel-cannes-mandelieu-royalcasino.com

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.

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Golf within 10 km Cannes-Mandelieu; Riviera; Royal Mougins
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Golf within 30 km Cannes Mougins; Saint Donat; Opio-Valbonne; Grande Bastide; Claux Amic; Terre Blanche
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Hotel Mercure Cannes Mandelieu 3-star
6 allee des Cormorans, 06150 Cannes la Bocca
+33 (0)4 93 90 43 00
www.mercure.com

Located close to the Airport Cannes-Mandeleiu, just 10 min by car from the Palais des Festivals, La Croisette and Casino, and only 300m from fine sandy beaches, this 3-star hotel includes modern, comfortable accommodation, a swimming pool, solarium and terrace.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Cannes-Mandelieu; Riviera; Royal Mougins
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Golf within 30 km Cannes Mougins; Saint Donat; Opio-Valbonne; Grande Bastide; Claux Amic; Terre Blanche
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