Best golf courses: France - Aquitaine

Golf in Aquitaine: Situated in the south-west corner of France, Aquitaine reaches Spain at its southern frontier. The Atlantic Ocean runs along the west coast of the region and the Pyrenees mountains are to the south-east.

Make the most out of your golf trip to Aquitaine. Look up the location of the golf courses on the map; it will help you with your planning to play the best during your holidays. To each golf course visited we have applied a rating. The scale, 5 (highest) to 2 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. Hover your on-screen mouse pointer above the rating key hereafter to read our definitions.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Blandford & Hirigoyen

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Visitors welcome

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Bordeaux

Designer

Cecil R. Blandford and Pierre Hirigoyen

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Fream, Ron

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Biarritz

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Dunn, Tom

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Biarritz

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Original design by Tom Dunn, with input from his younger brother Willie Dunn Jr. Later modifications and stronger bunkering designed by Harry Colt (1920).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Colt, Harry

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Biarritz

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Harry Colt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Steel, Donald

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Bordeaux

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Donald Steel

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Simpson, Tom

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Biarritz

Designer

Tom Simpson

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Doak, Tom

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Bordeaux

Designer

Tom Doak

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Prat, Alain

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Bordeaux

Designer

Alain Prat

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Morrison, John

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Biarritz

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Original design by English golf course architect John S.F. Morrison (of Colt, Alison & Morrison), assisted by Arnaud Massy (1927). Updated by Cabell B. Robinson (2003).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Harris, John

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Visitors welcome

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Bordeaux

Designer

John Harris

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Roquemore, Rocky

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Visitors welcome

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Biarritz

Designer

Rocky Roquemore

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Coore, Bill

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Visitors welcome

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Bordeaux

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.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bordeaux
Whitman, Rod

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Bordeaux

Designer

Canadian designer Rod Whitman (who also worked with Bill Coore on Golf du Médoc's Châteaux course).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Biarritz

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
Various

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Biarritz

Designer

Various architects have played their part in Pau's design, including Willie Dunn of Scotland.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Biarritz
von Hagge, Robert

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Biarritz

Designer

Robert von Hagge

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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