Chiberta - South West France - France

Golf de Chiberta,
104 Bvd des Plages,
64600 Anglet,
France


  • +33 (0) 559 525110

  • Estelle Nocera

  • Tom Simpson

  • Jean Lamaison


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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.

In the “Roaring Twenties”, 1926 to be precise, Tom Simpson was instructed by the golf mad Duke of Windsor to create the most beautiful course in the world. Simpson did a pretty good job. Chiberta is not quite Pebble Beach or Turnberry but it does have magnificent views across to the Biarritz lighthouse, which is sometimes the line from the 14th, a long dramatic par five adjacent to the seashore.

Despite Chiberta’s early popularity during the Golden Age of Golf, the course almost disappeared in the 1970s due to a lack of will and money. Thankfully, the charming Chiberta, with its mixture of links and tree-lined holes, has been restored to its former glory. These days it’s so popular that you will need to book well in advance, especially during the busy summer season.
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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: 5.3 out of 6 Reviews: 4

Chiberta is the jewel of golf in the Basque country (Spain and France included). It is a links course, but as that description goes, there are 2 types of links courses in my mind: you have your dunes courses (Muirfield for example) and your sea view courses (St Andrews for example). Chiberta is in the later category. And to be more precise, it’s even in another category. Just like Cypress Point, which starts with sea side, goes into the dunes, and then into the pines, back to the dunes and the sea side, Chiberta actually goes the other way, but has all three hole types. It starts in the pines, goes through the dunes, and onto the beach…quite literally. On the 5th, you will have to let the surfers walk across the fairway, and you will be able to watch them surf as you play the hole. Don’t get me wrong; this is not Cypress Point, as this is a public course with average maintenance. But if you were to play one course in the area, it would be this one … as its ranking would suggest

6 / 6
Chiberta
April 27, 2016


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Wonder and fun. Played it for first time today and loved this true links test. It is short (6200 yards from back) but tests your skills. A course one could play every day without getting bored. Loved #11 a par 4 straight toward the ocean.

5 / 6
Chiberta
April 13, 2016


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A magnificent course in tremendous condition and very quick greens - not one bad hole on the course - a cross between links and woburn - well worth the trip down: tip: don't stay at the on site hotel (nothing to do with the golf club) it is rubbish beyond belief!
5 / 6
Chiberta
October 14, 2007


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The first is a great opening hole with a drive into a narrow point between trees and then your second dropping down to a green with trouble left and a road on the right (behind trees). Then you cross to the more sandy ground and play a few holes very close to the beach with no place to hide from the wind. The first nine closes with holes through trees near the clubhouse before the adventure on links ground starts again. Finally you come back to parkland holes for the finish. A bit of everything, great fun and well worth playing.
5 / 6
Chiberta
August 08, 2006


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