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.
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Biarritz
Various

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

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

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Biarritz

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Robert von Hagge

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

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Biarritz

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

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

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Biarritz

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Rocky Roquemore

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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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).

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

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Biarritz

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Tom Simpson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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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).

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

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Biarritz

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Ronald (Ron) Fream

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

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Biarritz

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Harry Colt

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

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Bordeaux

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Cecil R. Blandford and Pierre Hirigoyen

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

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Bordeaux

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Tom Doak

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

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Bordeaux

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Donald Steel

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

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Bordeaux

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Alain Prat

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

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Bordeaux

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John Harris

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

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Bordeaux

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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.
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Bordeaux
Whitman, Rod

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Bordeaux

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

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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

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.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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