Terre Blanche Golf Club

Domaine de Terre Blanche,

Tourrettes, nr Fayence, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur F-83440

  • Office

    +33 (0)4 94 39 36 93
  • Fax

    +33 (0)4 94 39 36 98
  • Golf pro

    Nicolas Armand (Head Pro)
  • Academy

    David Leadbetter Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee walks.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Dave Thomas

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6616
6044
5178
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
78.1
74.8
75.9

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Riou course (6005 metres from the back tees)

Location

Latitude:

43.594426

Longitude:

6.732087

How to get there:

35 km W of Cannes

From the A8, take exit 39 (Fayence) and follow the D37, direction Fayence. After 8.7 km at roundabout turn left on to D562, direction Fayence-Draguignon. After 3.9 km turn left direction Bagnols en Foret on to the D56. After 3 km turn right into Terre Blanche.

Terre Blanche Golf Club (Château course)

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

Est. 2000

Terre Blanche Golf Club (Château course): Originally intended as a wholly private facility, Terre Blanche's fabulous Château course now accepts a limited amount of outside visitor play. This wonderfully scenic and challenging 18-hole championship layout is complemented by the slightly shorter Riou course (which remains private, but can be played by resort guests). Designed by Englishman Dave Thomas, both courses provide sumptuous views onto the surrounding Provence countryside, which displays an exuberant mosaic of tree-clad hills and rustic villages.

The generally good-width and immaculately presented fairways on the Château course weave through a quiet forest of mature oaks and tall pines. A championship layout in every sense, the Château's many elevation changes are occasionally accompanied by tumbling rock-filled water hazards. The most notable of these comes at the wonderful downhill par-5 11th - the layout's signature hole.

In the middle of the front-nine, the course opens out around an attractive lake, which you'll need to navigate around at the 4th, 5th and 6th holes. A smaller lake also threatens at the 10th and 17th on the inward-nine. Stylish and often expansive fairway bunkering gives way to smaller though no less daunting sand traps around the usually large and undulating greens.

A handful of large new villas flank one or two holes, as do one or two much older ruins. But there's nothing here to detract from the naturalness and scenic beauty of Terre Blanche's most elegant Château course.

List of courses: Cote d'Azur & Corsica

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club - restricted outside visitor play (on the Chateau course only). Visitors should contact the Club for playing possibilities. The Riou course is exclusively for members and resort guests.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 35 men & women.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Soft spikes only. Golf carts compulsory for visitors.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Domaine de Terre Blanche, located just south of the medieval, hillside town of Fayence, was formerly owned by Sean Connery. In 1994 he sold the Château and its surrounding 266 hectares to Dietmar Hopp, who transformed the property into an exclusive golf resort with luxury residences, two championship golf courses, a 5-star hotel and world-class spa.

Published ranking

Château course:
France's 8th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 31st best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort5-star

    Domaine de Terre Blanche, 83440 Tourrettes

    +33 (0)4 94 39 90 00

    Visit website

    Hidden in the hills of Provence, close to the glamour of the Côte d'Azur and alongside the Terre Blanche Golf Club, the Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort accents luxurious comfort with vistas of mountains, medieval villages and fragrant fields of thyme and lavender. Experience two, year-round golf courses and one of Europe's most beautiful spas.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Terre Blanche (Château and Riou courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Saint Endreol; Claux Amic; Saint Donat; Grande Bastide; Opio-Valbonne; Cannes-Mougins; Royal Mougins; Cannes Mandeleiu; Riviera; Esterel.

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