The coastal resort town of La Grande Motte is located on the west side of the Camargue region in southern France, where lakes and wetland areas dominate the landscape. The town was built during the 1960s and 1970s and many of the buildings are unusually shaped like pyramids.
The Flamants Roses (pink flamingoes) course at Golf de la Grande Motte is a late 1980s Robert Trent Jones Snr design that measures 6,128 meters and it plays to a par of 72. It’s complemented by the smaller par-58 Goelands layout and an executive 6-hole track.
The golf complex is set out on relatively flat and open terrain, with small ponds and lakes coming into play occasionally. The signature hole arrives early in the round at the par three 5th, where the tee shot is played to a green that’s protected by water on three sides.Two editions of the AGF Open were played here, in 1989 and 1990. Mark James won the first event with an aggregate score of 277 and Brett Ogle triumphed the following year when he took one additional stroke to win the title.