Golf de Margaux's 18-hole championship course opened in January 2006, and has since garnered considerable acclaim. Measuring 6,614 yards, the course winds its way along the banks of the River Gironde, and is set in the heart of the famous Margaux vineyards.
PLEASE NOTE THE THE COURSE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. HOTEL STILL OPEN
The fairways are perfectly manicured, and are lined by ash and elm trees around a course that has been a welcome addition to the golfing landscape in France's South West. The gentle undulations are peppered with a number of fearsome water hazards, but Golf de Margaux is essentially a resort course, and as such it is playable for the average golfer.
There are some spectacular holes, particularly on the home stretch, which can make or break your scorecard on a whim. Already maturing nicely, Relais de Margaux is fast becoming a favourite destination for regular golf holiday visitors to France.
Standing on the 12th tee, your nerves are sure to be trembling; you're faced with an island green set 164 yards in the distance - anything but a pure strike will result in a watery grave!
Located in the famous Médoc peninsula, the 4* hotel at Relais de Margaux presents 100 superbly appointed bedrooms, all of which offer excellent privacy and space, and are equipped with air-conditioning, wireless internet access, mini-bar, safe deposit box and a lovely en-suite bathroom.
The beautiful year-round climate will allow you to enjoy the stunning surroundings, while a golf holiday in Margaux is not complete without the obligatory wine tasting. Some of the accommodation is in fact located in the original Chateau de Vincent Margaux, and many offer splendid views of the golf course and the estate.
The superbly equipped resort will leave nothing to be desired, making it a stand-out choice in the popular South West holiday destination.
The team of specialist staff ensures that the Spa ‘Harmonia de Margaux' is a haven of relaxation and well-being. Sample treatments including hydrotherapy, osteotherapy and physiotherapy, or alternatively indulge in any number of specially designed beauty options. Guests can choose to soak up the rays on a lounger around the lovely swimming pool, or work up a sweat on the tennis court, while the nearby coastline provides the opportunity for sailing, surfing and water-skiing among others.
Situated in the original chateau building, the Ile Vincent restaurant is an outstanding fine dining room, whose famous dishes include lobster and the best seafood, complemented by the finest Bordeax vintages.
The Brasserie Du Lac is more informal, but still serves exceptional cuisine, and has a beautiful terrace overlooking the golf course and the Gironde.
The Gastronomic restaurant bar is a relaxed setting, built into the towering space that was once used as a store for the Margaux vineyard.