Paris is the venue of this autumn’s 2018 Ryder Cup, golf’s famous biennial competition that sees Europe take on the US. France may not have the same status as a golf home destination as Spain or Portugal’s Algarve. However, exclusivity means fewer crowds! Here’s a taste of fine French homes within or next to a world-class golf resort…
Les Domaines de Saint Endréol, Provence
In the rolling Provençal countryside is the world-class golf and spa resort of Les Domaines de Saint Endréol. It’s 30 minutes inland from the Côte d’Azur hot spots of Cannes and Saint Tropez and 45 minutes from Nice airport. It’s ideal if you’re looking for a rural home in France.
The championship golf course lies beneath the stunning Rocher de Roquebrune rock and winds around a river and exciting water obstacles. There is a picturesque clubhouse, pro-shop and practice facilities.
Property options include charming detached villas, both single and two-storey. There are also townhouses, as well as apartments and condo-hotel units. Prices start from circa €200,000 for a one-bed unit and there are opportunities for guaranteed rental income.
Les Domaines de Saint Endréol’s 370-acre estate also includes a hotel, spa, tennis courts, running trail, conference facilities, restaurant, bar and café.
4 bedroom villa, La Motte, €798,000
Just south of sunny Perpignan and in the shadow of the Pyrenees is the coastal resort Saint-Cyprien, home to the Saint-Cyprien Golf Resort. With three courses spread across 27 holes, these links courses are set amongst a ornithological nature reserve. They’re also beside a lake.
This is the ideal destination for those looking to home with access to a beach, home and mountains.
As well as the clubhouse and training facilities, there is a four-star hotel with restaurants, spa and brasserie. Many of the properties dotted around the edge of the resort face onto the fairways. This is the ideal destination for those looking to home with access to a beach, home and mountains.
2 bedroom apartment, Saint-Cyprien, €175,000
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Golf Country Club de Gassin
Saint-Cyprian Golf Club
Les Domaines de Saint Endréol
Golf Country Club de Gassin, Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur
In the low, verdant hills that overlook the famous resort of Saint-Tropez is the Gassin Golf Club. It boasts a Gary Player signature championship course.
Here, exclusive villas and townhouses are available in a country club environment, giving owners access to a range of luxury amenities, including gym, pools, tennis and, of course, the golf course and stunning clubhouse. And of course, the bright lights of Saint-Tropez are right on your doorstep.
4 bedroom house with pool, Gassin, €850,000
Pont Royal, Bouches-du-Rhône
Incorporating the only French golf course designed by the late Seve Ballesteros, Pont Royal Golf Resort is located in the pretty countryside near Aix-en-Provence and just below the mountainous Luberon area.
Pont Royal Golf Resort is located in the pretty countryside near Aix-en-Provence and just below the mountainous Luberon area.
Complementing the 18-hole championship course and impressive clubhouse are a David Leadbetter academy, six-hole training course that follows the Durance canal and a three-hole pitch & putt. Other facilities include two hotels, restaurants, an array of swimming pools, a spa, horse-riding and tennis. Overlooking the fairways within this impressive 180-hectare gated estate and available for private ownership are a selection of villas and apartments.
3 bedroom house with pool, Mallemort, €485,000
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