As one of the earliest golf courses in Europe, Cannes was established in 1891 by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia. Who has just returned from St Andrews having experienced the game of golf for the first time.
The Old Course at Cannes Mandelieu is entrenched as one of the very best in the French Riviera and is one of the few to be located on the coast, offering amazing views and sea breezes.
Golfers playing here can expect tree-lined fairways which you'd typically associate with the very best golf courses in The Algarve. Umbrella pines are in play off almost tee shot and the undulating, mature greens are kept in pristine condition courtesy of the warm weather that this region of France is so famous for.
After your round of golf be sure to sit back and relax as the excellent clubhouse offers you a boatload of golfing memorabilia of the course's past as well as excellent food and beverage options. Arguably you won't find a finer place to enjoy some al-fresco dining at any golf course in the world.
While the identity of the original course designer is something of a mystery, there is no doubting the legacy of the revision by Harry S. Colt, the British golfer responsible for some of the finest in the United Kingdom; Colt's astute eye is seen in the excellent bunkering, which is the ideal complement to the tight fringes created by the parasol pine trees.
|Designed by||Harry Colt|
|Opened for play||1891|
|White||6,072 yards||SSS 70|
|Yellow||5,776 yards||SSS 69|
|Red||5,258 yards||SSS 71|
A unique feature of a round of golf here is found between the 2nd and 3rd holes and 12th and 13th holes where you'll drive your buggy onto a small ferry to cross between the green and your next tee shot.
Despite being just moments from the beach and some of the most incredible properties in the French Riviera the course's mature umbrella pines mask this from view with a degree of privacy that'd you can only associate with a golf course so rich in history as Old Golf Course Cannes-Mandelieu can offer.
The golf course at Cannes-Mandelieu also offers a modern history with Ryder Cup and European Tour star Victor Dubuisson learning his golf here before going onto become one of the best golfers France has produced.