The 4-star Golf du Medoc Hotel & Spa is recognised as one of the finest golfing destinations in France with 2 fantastic golf courses that are open to visitors year-round. Just 30-minutes away from Bordeaux, the Resort has been awarded Franc’s Leading Golf Resort, and its golf courses are internationally recognised world-class, having won numerous awards. Guests at the Resort can enjoy combining golf, gastronomy, wine tasting and relaxation whilst nestled in the heard of 200 hectares of French countryside.
Golf du Médoc was established in 1989 and offers two world-class golf courses: Les Châteaux and Les Vignes. Ranked among the top 100 best golf courses in Continental Europe, the two courses regularly host International Championships and are known for their technically rich course design.
The Châteaux Course
Designed by Bill Coore in 1989, The Châteaux Course has a par of 71 and measures 7,192 yards or 6,576 metres. The World Golf Awards recognised the course as France’s Best Golf Course in 2014. The course itself adheres to the purest tradition of Scottish links, with wide fairways bordered by heather, gorse and broom. It is a beautiful course that meanders through unspoiled nature and offers a fantastic test of golfing ability. The greens are designed and maintained to a championship level, which brings the entirety of the Châteaux Course to world-class and world-renowned.
“Lovers of Sunningdale, Swinley Forest and heathland will be seduced by the Châteaux course.” – Bill Coore
Les Vignes Course
Measuring 6,821 yards and 6,237 metres, Les Vignes Course opened in 1991 and was designed by Rod Whitman of Canada. The course is embedded seamlessly into a landscape that is typical of the region, where the aesthetics of heath, gorse and maritime pines serve to both test the discerning golfer whilst enriching the architect’s design. The long pars punctuated by elaborate greens and judiciously placed obstacles demand a degree of strategy from any player wishing to adhere to a proud scorecard.
Accommodation at the Golf du Médoc Resort is very straightforward. Classic rooms measure 25m² and come adorned with modern decorations whilst retaining warm undertones for a comfortable nights’ sleep. Golf View Rooms are exactly the same as Classic Rooms but offer views over the famous Golf du Médoc golf courses. Next, Terrace Rooms measure the same size as the first two categories, differing only in that they offer a private terrace with overgrown bushes to relax in privacy. Deluxe Rooms are the next category, which are also 25m², but offer stunning views over the 18th green and a private terrace that faces the golf course. The Suites in the resort are 50m² and come equipped with a separate sitting area to watch TV, a view of the golf course, and a separate shower and bath. All bedding and normal bedroom amenities are the same across all room categories due to the high standard and world-class calibre of the fit-outs.
Le Table du Médoc
Le Table du Médoc offers lunch and dining options and is sure to create a very memorable experience. It faces the 18th green of the Chateaux Championship Course and consists of a grill which strives to serve the very best local produce. It offers regional French cuisine from the Medoc region.
Le Club House
Le Club offers gourmet food in the style of set menus and à-la-carte dishes. Its drinks menu offers cocktails, hard liquors, beer and of course, famous French wine. This restaurant bases itself around the drink menu, whilst the food offered are very small in size and are designed to compliment the drinks that are being experienced.
Golf du Médoc Resort, Chemin de Courmateau, Le Pian-Médoc, France
The easiest way to get to Golf du Médoc Resort is to fly into Bordeaux, about 90 minutes by plane from London. From the airport, it is just 30 minutes by car to the Resort. There are several flights daily from Bordeaux to all major European cities, so the resort is extremely accessible. If you wish to travel be train, it is 2-hours by TGV from Paris.
Golf Training Center
The Golf Training Center lies at the heat of Golf du Médoc. Dominique Larretche and his team offer training courses and golf lessons in a unique place reserved for training, equipped with the latest technologies to help improve golf swings. The Dominique Larretche coaching method is unique. It is completely personalised for each golfer, who has a swing and physical and mental qualities which are unique to them. They offer a variety of individual, beginner, group, or video and fitting training components from anywhere between one and four days. The training is so comprehensive that the results golfers get afterward is visible in the first few rounds following the training.
The Spa at Golf du Médoc is nestled between two landscaped patios and consists of a heated indoor swimming pool, a stream room, fitness room, massages and treatments. The brands that the Spa at Golf du Médoc uses are organic and vegan. Biovive is the product of Jean-Louis Poiroux, founder of the Cinq Mondes’ spas. It prioritises organic agriculture, recycled and recyclable materials for the making of their products and packaging.
There can be no doubt a relationship exists between golf and great wines. They offer pleasures that are immediate and hard-worked-for. Connoisseurs of golf and wine travel to Bordeaux and Médoc in pursuit of their favourite past-times. It is rare to find both in the same region, so be sure to make full use of the day tours offered by the Resort for the surrounding vineyards before or after your golf round. It is the perfect way to blend wine wines, great golf and luxury travel.