There’s plenty of sunshine on offer at Terre Blanche – 300 days on average to be precise. It’s also a delightful place, situated in a hidden corner of Provence on the edge of the beautiful Côte d’Azur. The grand plan was to create an Eldorado for golfers and, with help from the Four Seasons Group and architect Dave Thomas, the fabled 6,616-metre Le Château course opened with rapturous applause in 2000.
Actually, two courses have been fashioned here and both are the creations of Dave Thomas. The Château and Le Riou are both gorgeous courses, immaculately maintained and pretty spectacular but the Riou will have to wait its turn because the Château is the one that everyone is talking about.
Dave Thomas has slipped the Château course onto the landscape like a hand sliding into a silk glove. Thomas has transformed the wild and hilly landscape into a golfing heaven with a layout that will test the very best golfers.
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa & Golf Resort is bound to attract many wealthy visiting golfers and quite rightly so, this fabulous new golf resort is probably one of the best in France.
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Excellent course and great facilities with the adjacent Hotel and its villas. Perfect for a nice golf freak in southern France.
The Chateau course is a really fantastic layout with some really nice looking holes, like hole 11 with its canyon down the fairway.
Some really veautiful views of the provencal landscape. Unfortunately the location is far from the local airports in Cannes or Nice. But if you are there by car it is for sure a must play destination .
The greens had been aerated and sanded so the course was not at its best but having said that the greens were playable. Clearly a very good course with length to test better players. The course is a combination of provençal and parkland. Water features on several holes. The par 5 14th is a hole that would benefit from a second look to better appreciate the tee shot. The hole is a dogleg to the right with bunkering and fairway at the dogleg that is unclear from the tee. Most holes however are laid out in front of you with no hidden surprises. The course has elevation and descent but is much flatter than the sister course 'rioul'. The course deserves its rating but I found the rioul more enchanting.