South West France

We’ve grouped the regions of Aquitaine, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées and Poitou-Charentes to create the South West area of France, and it was here at Pau where golf à la française began in 1856. In fact, Pau Golf Club is the oldest club in continental Europe.

Toulouse is the South West region’s largest city, but there are few top golf courses within easy reach of Toulouse. To the north of the city, the Jeremy Pern-designed course at Albi Golf Club is worth a inspecting and if you are interested in art you’ll perhaps want to check out the home of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. To the north of Bordeaux you’ll find the Châteaux course at Golf du Médoc, Bill Coore’s third solo design and his first and only project in Europe.

The greatest collection of top golf courses in the South West lie in Basque territory to the north of Biarritz, along the Bay of Biscay. Robert von Hagge’s Seignosse is considered one of the most beautiful courses in France and with RTJ’s Moliets further north and two Golden Age classics at Hossegor and Chiberta to the south, we can safely say that Biarritz is one of the most engaging golfing destinations in the entire country.

Top 100 Golf Courses - South West France

Médoc (Châteaux)

1st South West France - Best in Area

Golf du Médoc is located to the north of Bordeaux, which everyone knows, or ought to know, is the world capital of wine and the Châteaux course is Bill Coore's 3rd solo design.

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Description: Golf du Médoc is located to the north of Bordeaux, which everyone knows, or ought to know, is the world capital of wine and the Châteaux course is Bill Coore's 3rd solo design. Rating: 5 out of 6

Seignosse

2nd South West France - Best in Area

A couple of kilometres inland from the Bay of Biscay lies one of France’s most beautiful and most challenging golf courses. Hidden in the forest amongst the Cork Oak and pine lies the stunning Seignosse.

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Description: A couple of kilometres inland from the Bay of Biscay lies one of France’s most beautiful and most challenging golf courses. Hidden in the forest amongst the Cork Oak and pine lies the stunning Seignosse. Rating: 4.75 out of 6

Chiberta

3rd South West France - Best in Area

Golf de Chiberta is a monument to one of the world’s greatest architects, Tom Simpson, and it is also one of the few links courses on the French Atlantic coastline.

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Description: Golf de Chiberta is a monument to one of the world’s greatest architects, Tom Simpson, and it is also one of the few links courses on the French Atlantic coastline. Rating: 5.25 out of 6

Moliets

4th South West France - Best in Area

Golf de Moliets is set in amongst the pines of Landes in a thoroughly agreeable and most natural setting.

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Description: Golf de Moliets is set in amongst the pines of Landes in a thoroughly agreeable and most natural setting. Rating: 4 out of 6

Grand Saint-Emilionnais

5th South West France - Best in Area

The course at Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club is Tom Doak's first Continental European design, which is set within a UNESCO World Heritage site in the wine producing countryside near Bordeaux.

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Description: The course at Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club is Tom Doak's first Continental European design, which is set within a UNESCO World Heritage site in the wine producing countryside near Bordeaux. Rating: 5.3333333333333 out of 6

Hossegor

6th South West France - Best in Area

Hossegor is the perfect venue for golf and it is reminiscent of the sparkling heathland courses, which are in abundance to the west of London.

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Description: Hossegor is the perfect venue for golf and it is reminiscent of the sparkling heathland courses, which are in abundance to the west of London. Rating: 4.25 out of 6

Médoc (Vignes)

7th South West France - Best in Area

It’s true to say Les Vignes has had to live in the shadow of an older sibling which has hosted a French Open (in 1989) but the course is now maturing into one that’s finding its rightful position...

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Description: It’s true to say Les Vignes has had to live in the shadow of an older sibling which has hosted a French Open (in 1989) but the course is now maturing into one that’s finding its rightful position... Rating: 5 out of 6

Albi Lasbordes

8th South West France - Best in Area

Golf d’Albi Lasbordes was one of a dozen designs that Pern introduced to the French golfing public during a prolific nine year period from 1986 to 1994...

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Description: Golf d’Albi Lasbordes was one of a dozen designs that Pern introduced to the French golfing public during a prolific nine year period from 1986 to 1994... Rating: 5 out of 6

Biarritz Le Phare

9th South West France - Best in Area

The original course at Golf de Biarritz Le Phare, which was laid out by Tom and Willie Dunn in 1888, was one of the oldest on the European continent that was subsequently redesigned by Harry Colt in the 1920s...

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Description: The original course at Golf de Biarritz Le Phare, which was laid out by Tom and Willie Dunn in 1888, was one of the oldest on the European continent that was subsequently redesigned by Harry Colt in the 1920s... Rating: 3 out of 6

Royan

10th South West France - Best in Area

Routed through La Coubre forest, Golf de Royan bears a striking resemblance to the courses at Woburn. There’s a fine collection of varied and memorable holes at this government run facility. Check out the view of the Cordouan Lighthouse on the 14th.