The golf courses are not of championship standard, but are nevertheless enjoyable for players of all standards. The picture postcard holes are the 'twin' ninth holes on the green and blue loops. Both holes have the very picturesque chateau as the background, and both holes have water to negotiate along the way. Once you have seen these holes you will instantly associate any image of them with des Vigiers.
I thought that the blue and red nines were more interesting than the green with the blue nine benefiting from a routing through some more mature oaks. The red nine being a more recent design has more interesting green contouring and bunkering, and also has the distinct advantage in regard to the natural elevation change and more interesting terrain that the routing allows.
My favourite holes at des Vigiers were two and nine on the blue loop, and two and three on the red loop.
However golf is only part of the equation at Chateau des Vigiers. The service levels are high; guests enjoy wine made on the estate, as well as quality meals served in different areas of the resort. Indeed the five star resort ticks all the boxes, and was the highlight of a spectacular tour through France. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Peter Wood is the founder of The Travelling Golfer – click the link to read his full review.
Date: May 29, 2019