The Chateaux Course is a demanding par-71 stretch, which, when played from the championship markers, reaches 6,907 yards. American designer Bill Coore took much of his influence from the UK and Ireland's links courses, and as such the fairways at the Chateaux are lined with gorse, heather and broom. The stunning course is often affected by the stern Atlantic breezes, making it a formidable proposition, but one that will certainly be enjoyable.
The Course has just claimed, for the second time in three years, the prize for the Best Golf Course in France 2016 at the World Golf Awards. In addition the site has been ranked 8th Best Golf Resort in Europe.
The Chateaux Course at Medoc is ranked as one of the best courses in France
The 6,802 yard Vignes is Golf du Médoc's second course, but it is certainly not inferior. Designed by Canadian Rod Whitman, the Vignes is distinctly different in character than the Chateaux, as it carves through the towering pines, with more of a parkland accent. The par-5s are particularly challenging, and Whitman's most notable legacy is his strategic placement of telling bunkers, which will only be safely negotiated by the most prudent player.
If you're game's not up to scratch, the golf complex has a range with 16 covered bays and up to 40 uncovered grass bays that are the perfect place to pound some balls.
In 2007, a 4-star 'MGallery by Sofitel' Hotel & Spa was added to the two Championship courses. The Hotel is a luxury destination, providing extremely comfortable accommodation, set in a relaxed and un-fussy environment.
Natural tones and simple elegance are the predominant influences on the hotel's style, where you will find 79 spacious bedrooms. Every guest room benefits from satellite television, en-suite bathroom, safe deposit box, internet access and the best modern facilities.
High class amenities at the hotel are perfectly complemented by the excellent service and attention that all guests will receive, and with the opportunity to experience the fascinating wine-producing region around Bordeaux, it is no surprise the Golf du Médoc Hotel and Spa has in its short existence already become one of the most popular golf holiday resorts in France.
The 4-star hotel has its own indoor swimming pool, but the most attractive feature is undoubtedly the spa complex. In addition to the sauna and steam rooms, you can treat yourself to a massage or reflexology treatment, while there are specially designed therapies tailored for both men and women.
Le Table du Médoc is the hotel's culinary highlight; the elegant dining room has a refined menu that is supported by the finest vintages from the Médoc region.
With views over both courses, the Clubhouse is the place for a relaxed meal or a well-earned drink, while the Salon Bar Bibliothèque is a great meeting point at the hotel.