The Château des Vigiers Golf & Country Club is located just 90-minutes east of Bordeaux through rolling wineries and tranquil countryside, in the Dordogne region of South-West France. The Hotel is modern and comfortable, but the best part is that its architectural concept is based on the traditional tobacco-drying barn typical of the Dordogne region of France. Château des Vigiers has a fantastic 27-hole golf course that opened in 1992 and designed by Donald Steele, considered to be one of the best ‘natural’ golf course architects. Apart from surrounding wine country and pleasant climates, the Château des Vigiers is a destination unto itself and a must-do when travelling the South-West of France.
Château des Vigiers forms the centre-piece of a spectacular 27-hole golf course. The course opened in 1992 and was designed by Donald Steel, who is considered one of the very best “natural” golf course architects. Arranged in three 9-hole loops, giving three 18-hole combinations, the golf complex was rated in the top ten courses in South West France and forms the ideal point from which to base a French golf holiday. The course is set in pristine parkland which offers a pleasant round through willow trees, bodies of water and gradual undulating terrain. With 27 holes of golf available, there is no shortage of ways in which you can play 18.
The golf practice facilities at Château des Vigiers consist of 6 covered driving range bays, 24 open driving range bays, 2 pitching short-game greens, 2 training bunkers (green and fairway), 1 chipping/putting green and 1 putting green.
Set in the patio wing and situated on the first and grown floors of Château des Vigiers, the Classic Rooms measure around 30 square metres, offering plenty of space to relax in comfort. Many come with different stylistic furnishings from bed covers to colour schemes and individual art pieces. Cosy, quaint and cute with ease-of-access on the first floor.
Deluxe rooms at the Château des Vigiers offer much more space at 40 square metres. They are set in the heart of the 16th century chateau and offer individual decorations in a distinctive French country house style, complemented by period furniture and adorned with works of art. Chateau rooms are perfect for those who want an extra bit of space and lots of extra style.
Prestige Rooms at the Château des Vigiers have been individually decorated in a distinctive Château style. “Yoile de Jouy”, antique furniture, “objets d’art”… are some of the stylistic features adorning Prestige rooms. Prestige rooms offer the elegance of centuries gone by but enabling you all the comfort modernity has to offer. The rooms come with 3-bedrooms, and each room has recently been renovated in the style of Louis XIII, Louis XV, or Louis XVI. You can also expect a terrace or views overlooking the golf course and vineyards.
The Prestige Suite is considered the best room in the Château, at 70 square metres, you will appreciate the magnificent four poster bed, the sumptuous decoration, the authentic charm of the stone walls and ancient beams, the beautiful bathroom with separate bath tub and shower, and the inclusion of a lovely terrace with fantastic views over the parkland golf course and vineyards beyond.
The Dependance Suites measure 60 square metres and evoke a taste of medieval, French rural living and can be combined with standard rooms to form an apartment with 2 double rooms. With a mix of stone, oak beams and terracotta tiles, the Dependance Suites will give you a sense of peace, tranquillity and space that is reminiscent of times gone by. Each light and airy sitting room has double-height ceilings and a ground floor terrace with a bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine floor. Exposed brickwork, inglenook fireplaces and soft drapes combine to make a rustic haven.
The Michelin star Restaurant at Château des Vigiers offers only the freshest local and seasonal produce. The menu is redesigned weekly and new dishes, as well as traditional favourites, can’t fail to impress even discerning palate. Inside the Restaurant “Les Fresques”, the enchanting and elegant decor has a frescos wall, which combines warm shades of colour and picture windows to evoke an inviting and intimate atmosphere. On summer evenings, dine “Al fresco” on the terrace and experience wonderful views across the lake and vineyards. It demonstrates the highest standards of French cuisine, fusing seasonal produce such as spring lamb, fresh fish, oysters and shellfish with regional specialties such as truffles, to great effect.
Set in the Château’s old wine making building, “Brasserie le Chai’ imparts the cordiality and conviviality of its origins. The vast vaulted ceiling and warm open fire portray rural charm inside, whilst the outside elevated terrace is perfect for dining in peace and tranquillity under an ancient walnut tree surrounded by views of the lake, parkland and Château. The restaurant serves famous regional specialties such as Magret de Canard, Confit and home-made Foie Gras as well as lighter lunches. It is the perfect place for a light meal and glass of wine.
Château des Vigiers, Monestier, France
The Château des Vigiers is located 85-minutes’ drive from Bordeaux in South-West France. The town of Bergerac is located just 25-minutes’ drive from the Château. Those flying in will experience a 90-minute flight from London to Bordeaux, which makes the Château des Vigiers very accessible.
Golf Academy & Lessons
In addition to the practice facilities, Château des Vigiers aso has a 6-hole academy course that consists of four par-3 holes and two par-4 holes. They also offer private training programs aimed at players who hold a green card or an official handicap, with the aim of lowering that handicap.
Vincent Trojani, who is PGA certified, has been teaching golf at Chateau des Vigiers since 1993 and he focusses on private lessons for individuals and couples as well as groups. He is an authorised dealer and fitter of Callaway, Titleist and Odyssey. The Château des Vigiers is the ideal place for your golf game development.
Spa by SOTHYS
Located on the ground floor of the old wine making building, the Spa by SOTHYS has beauticians trained by the brand who can offer a large range of beauty, facial and body treatments. They can offer up to two hours of customised treatments with complimentary use of the hydrotherapy pool, sauna, jacuzzi and heated pool. Treatments range from massages, facials, customised body treatments, signature and traditional treatments.
Other local activities than golf include river sailing and kayaking, mountain bike riding, horse riding, hot air ballooning, winery expeditions, rock climbing and caving. All these activities can be booked in advance or arranged with concierge when checking in. All of these activities are under 90 minutes’ drive from Château des Vigiers and are easily accessible by car or bus.