Best golf courses: Cote d'Azur & Corsica

The Côte d'Azur (or French Riviera) has long been one of the great attractions for visitors to France, for the glamour, sunshine, beaches and sophistication of resorts such as Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes. It is a lovely region to explore, with many less known gems to discover among the more famous. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses on the Côte d'Azur on our customised maps.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marseille
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marseille

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Harry Colt
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Alliss & Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Peter Alliss & Dave Thomas

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Foures, Jean-Pascal

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Jean-Pascal Foures
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marseille
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marseille

Designer

Ronald (Ron) Fream

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Robinson, Cabell

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Cabell Robinson
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Park Jr, Willie

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Willie Park Jr
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Harradine, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Donald (Don) Harradine
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Marseille
Ballesteros, Seve

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marseille

Designer

Seve Ballesteros
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

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

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Robert von Hagge

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Kyle Phillips).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Marseille
Berthet, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marseille

Designer

Robert Berthet

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Harradine, Donald & Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Father/son team of Donald (Don) & Peter Harradine.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Gayon, Michel

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Michel Gayon

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Cannes
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Gary Player, Gery Watine & Thierry Sprecher
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Marseille
Sprecher & Watine

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Marseille

Designer

Thierry Sprecher & Gery Watine
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Corsica
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Corsica

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cannes
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Gary Player

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
On application
Cannes
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Dave Thomas

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Cannes
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Dave Thomas

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cannes
Jones, RT Sr & RT Jr

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cannes

Designer

Designed by father/son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr and Jr. With Jones Sr aged in his 90s, he probably let son "Bobby" do most of the work!

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