golf teeAre you looking for a golfing holiday on the French Riviera?  Then look no further as within half an hour of Lou Messugo self catering apartment there are no less than 13 golf courses.  This means you can book a two week holiday here and play on a different course every day with one day off.

And if that’s not reason enough let me tell you more.  The Riviera is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year and a mild winter making it possible to play all year round.  The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful with sweeping views of mountains and/or the azure blue Mediterranean sea from many fairways and greens.  In fact there are more than 60 clubs and practices on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) most of which have been designed by renowned architects guaranteeing you a wide variety of playing pleasure and challenge.  But if you’re just starting out there are also plenty of courses suitable for beginners with English speaking pros on hand for lessons.


Now add to all this the rest of the reasons the Riviera is justly famous: outstanding regional gastronomy and wines, gorgeous beaches, festivals, architecture, perilous hilltop villages, markets, world-renowned art galleries, glamour, shopping, Nice Carnival, Monaco Grand Prix, (need I go on?) and you’ve got the makings of a very pleasurable “after golf” experience, all of which can be enjoyed to the full by any non-golfers too.

Here’s a list of the nearest golf courses

Château de la Bégude, Route de Roquefort les Pins, Opio, – 3.5 km / 7 mins

*Golf de la Vanade, Route de Grasse, Villeneuve-Loubet – 6 km / 8 mins

*Tour d’Opio, Chemin de Tourreviste, Opio – 6 km / 11 mins

Grande Bastide, 761 Chemin des Picholines, Châteauneuf de Grasse – 7 km / 13 mins

*Victoria Golf Club, Domaine du Val Martin, Valbonne – 8.5 km / 17 mins

Cannes-Mougins, 175 Ave de Golf, Mougins – 12.5 km / 22 mins

Country Club de St Donat, 270 Route de Cannes, Grasse – 12.5 km / 22 mins

*St Philippe / Le Provencal, 95 Ave Roumanille, Biot-Sophia Antipolis – 13 km / 25 mins

Royal Mougins, 424 Allée du Roi, Mougins – 14.5 km / 27 mins

Biot, 1379 Route d’Antibes, Biot – 16.5 km / 23 mins

Claux-Amic, Route des 3 Ponts, Grasse – 19 km / 30 mins

Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course, 265 Route du Golf, Mandelieu – 35 km / 32 mins

Riviera Golf Club de Barbossi, 802 Ave des Amazones, Mandelieu – 35 km / 32 mins

St Endréol, Domaine de St Endréol, La Motte – 75 km / 1 hr

Courses marked with * are 9 holes only.

More Reasons to stay at Lou Messugo for your golfing holiday on the Riviera

If you need any more reasons why Lou Messugo is the ideal place for your golfing holiday on the French Riviera, here are a few:

golfing holiday rivieraWe are French-speaking and can help with reservations, organise lessons, etc.  JF (husband) is a golfer himself and is happy to advise on courses and possibly even play a round or two if you want a partner.

The gîte (apartment) is equipped with WiFi for booking online and researching which course to play at next.  There’s plenty of space to store your clubs in the garage, outdoor taps to clean your equipment and a washing machine, dryer and iron for looking your best on the fairway.

We have secure parking on site right outside your door.  The apartment is in a quiet residential area walking distance from a couple of excellent restaurants and only ten minutes’ drive to the lively town of Valbonne with a vast choice of cafés and restaurants.

But if you want to stay in after a hard day on the course our self-catering facilities, BBQ and private terrace make a relaxing alternative.

And finally, what better way to wind down after a tiring day than a gentle swim in the pool followed by a massage from a local masseur who comes to the apartment?

Sounds ideal? It is!  Go on, book your golfing holiday on the French Riviera at Lou Messugo.

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