At the heart of the lively Côte d'Azur, yet tucked away in a protected natural setting, the 4-star Château de la Bégude provides the perfect blend of provençal charm and state-of-the-art facilities. A converted country house and 17th-century barn, Le Château de la Bégude invites its guests to relax in this oasis of peace and quiet. The ideal setting for family golf holidays, romantic weekend breaks and weddings, this 4-star hotel in Provence offers a warm welcome and luxury accommodation, two restaurants, a pool and an 18-hole golf course, all in a peaceful setting between Grasse, Opio and Cannes.
Le Château de la Bégude lies at the heart of Opio Valbonne golf course, one of the region's oldest courses. Designed in 1966 by the renowned English course architect, Donald Harradine, the course straddles the two communes of Opio and Valbonne. It is one of the most popular courses among local players and foreign visitors alike. The front nine demands excellent approach shots and iron play, while the back nine tests players' skill with their drivers and woods.
La Grande Bastide Golf Club
Designed by Cabell Robinson, a former partner of Robert Trent Jones Sr, this totally contemporary course offers golfers wide fairways and greens that are well-guarded by numerous bunkers and water hazards. It blends perfectly into the landscape, offering superb panoramic views of Grasse, Opio and Châteauneuf de Grasse on the surrounding hills. There are practice greens, pitching areas, bunkers and a driving range for your convenience. Also onsite is a restaurant, pro shop, bar and changing rooms. Trolley hire, buggy hire and rental clubs are available too should you require them. This course is just 5-minutes’ drive from the Chateau and is a must-do for a 2 or 3-night stay.
In the exceptional setting of this charming luxury hotel, let yourself be charmed by so much natural beauty. Between sea and mountains, located in a splendid natural area, this Provençal country house of the seventeenth century rises in the heart of the hilly golf Opio-Valbonne. Château de la Bégude offers you 41 rooms and Suites all with a personalized decor. The new rooms of the Château and Golf have been redesigned in a resolutely modern style. Many have a splendid view of the Opio Valbonne golf course. All are air conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi.
On the upper floors of the Château, a former coaching inn from the 17th century, the suites are designed for a luxurious stay: large bedrooms with a dressing room that can accommodate the most equipped wardrobes, separate living room with sofa, armchairs and coffee table. And to enjoy the Mediterranean sun, a private terrace with contemporary furniture overlooking the golf course or the park. Breakfasts in the sun, lazy afternoons ... Opt for a romantic dinner served at your place. Two basins and the beautiful volume will prevent you to fight for the bathroom.
Family Junior Suite
Need large spaces, scatter your folders or unfold your wardrobe? A family to stay? Chateau De La Bégude’s architect has designed these rooms for you. They propose an alliance between charm and comfort, between the style of the furniture and the modernity of the equipment. You will settle comfortably in the lounge area for a cocooning stay and enjoy of course acres of golf and park area. They have a maximum occupancy of four people, and come with a mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, a complimentary bottle of mineral water, air conditioning and satellite TV’s.
Who does not dream, after the long winter months, of a continental breakfast on the private terrace of his room? A glass of champagne against the greens? These rooms offer a real moment of relaxation in the sun, a soothing opening on the outside with the usual charm benefits. The naturalness of the rooms, the materials used by our architect are in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature and the furniture gives a touch of elegance to the surrounding charm.
In the Castle or the Sheepfold, view courtyard, garden or golf, traditional or resolutely contemporary line, you will choose your nugget, your corner of paradise. In all the spacious and cleverly appointed rooms, you will find a desk to handle a few files, a comfortable chair to read or dream. You will be able to consult your e-mails freely, to watch on the wall-mounted flat screen your favourite show and to take advantage of the big outdoor swimming pool, not too far from the Mediterranean Coast.
In total harmony with the hotel's ambiance, a delicious gourmet restaurant which opens up onto the golf course. In this captivating setting, the chef offers you his Mediterranean cuisine, bursting with colours and flavours. Decorated in a warm Provencal style, the restaurant is open on the hotel's terrace and offers a breathtaking view on the golf course.
Discover Provencal cuisine on a panoramic terrace overlooking the golf course. In this relaxing haven of peace and quiet, passing golfers and regulars alike love to stop by and sample the traditional dishes on offer every lunchtime. The menu combines Mediterranean flavours, with regional products. From the inside of the restaurant you can enjoy a magnificent view on the golf course and the castle park.
Located on the roof of the restaurant, near the pool, La Terrasse is an original place where are served succulent hot and cold tapas and various cocktails. Panoramic view of the park of 220 hectares, original design furniture and afterwork, discover this little haven of peace between Cannes, Nice and Grasse. Open from June on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays evenings.
Le Bistro du Golf
Discover the "bistronomie" cuisine on a panoramic terrace with a beautiful view on the golf course. At 5 km, below the villages of Opio and Chateauneuf, in the heart of the Grasse region, a restaurant with traditional French cuisine on the Golf Course of La Grande Bastide.
Le Château de la Bégude lies just under 30-minutes’ drive from Cannes, making a plane trip from most European destinations the easiest way to access the resort. From Nice, the Chateau is also a 30-minute drive. The resort is a 2-hour drive from Marseille, and 90-minute drive from Toulon. Voyages.golf can arrange car rentals from any major city, as it is the recommended way of travelling throughout the Riviera. Transfers to and from the hotel to surrounding airports can also be arranged.
Facilities include fantastic restaurants, a large pool and night-time drinks around the pool. There are Jazz nights in summer and al-fresco poolside cocktails during the summer months. The golfing facilities include putting greens, a driving range, practice pitching area & bunker and a Pro Shop. Rental equipment is also available from the Pro Shop.