Terre Blanche Golf Club (Riou course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Terre Blanche Golf Club (Riou course) Est. 2001

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Terre Blanche Golf Club (Riou course): For guests staying at the luxurious Terre Blanche hotel, there's the chance to play the resort's private Riou course. Similar in style to the fabulous Chateau course (which now accepts some outside visitor play), the supporting 18-hole Riou layout was also designed by Englishman Dave Thomas. It provides a slightly shorter, tighter and more technical challenge than its sibling.

Occupying equally undulating and scenic terrain, the Riou also offers many wonderful views onto the surrounding mosaic of tree-clad hills and medieval villages. Two of the best panorama's come at the green of the uphill par-5 6th hole and tee-box of the short dog-legging par-4 7th. From these vantage points you look onto the villages of Fayence and Calliou, which nestle in the stunning forested hills of this classically Provencal countryside.

On the course, many stylishly bunkered holes lead you to good-size undulating greens. Getting down in two is never guaranteed. Although taking its name from a local river, the Riou doesn't threaten with too many water hazards, until you arrive at the closing hole on both nine-hole loops. At the excellent par-4 9th and signature par-5 18th you'll find the fairways are flanked from tee to green by cascading water features.

Like its companion Chateau course, this is another fine layout. Perhaps the only thing that looks out of place is a row of robot-like security cameras at the par-4 2nd, which bear an uncanny resemblance to something from "Star Wars".

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Making Contact

Terre Blanche Golf Club
Domaine de Terre Blanche,
Tourrettes, nr Fayence, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur F-83440
France
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Office   +33 (0)4 94 39 36 93
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +33 (0)4 94 39 36 98

Email   proshop@terreblanchegolfclub.com
Website   www.terre-blanche.com
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Golf Pro
 
Nicolas Armand (Head Pro)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Dave Thomas
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6005 5591 4926
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.4 71.2 73.5
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Château course (6,616 metres from the back tees).
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 resort guest fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €153, golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Resort guests (staying at the Terre Blanche resort hotel) can book to play on the Riou course on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 35 men & women.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Golf carts compulsory for resort guests, unless accompanied by a member.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Riou course at Terre Blanche takes its name from a local river, Le Riou Blanc, which runs through this part of Provence, close to the golf course.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (43.594426)
Longitude: (6.732087)
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Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort 5-star
Domaine de Terre Blanche, 83440 Tourrettes
+33 (0)4 94 39 90 00
www.terre-blanche.com

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).
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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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