One of the true Golf Jewels of the French Riviera located between Cannes, Nice and Grasse, France on 220 Hectares of slow rolling hills covered with centuries old shady trees, lies the much acclaimed Golf D’Opio Valbonne. A spectacular Gallo-Roman period. Aqueducts run through the property and you can almost feel the history as well as envision those that at one time called the area home. The scenery and environment are only part of what makes this such a special course to play. The noted British architect Donald Harradine designed the course back in 1966 and it has continued to improve over the years.
From the men’s Yellow Tees, it plays out at 5,384 m and Par is 72. The Slope Rating is not as dramatic as you might expect by looking at the Course, as it rates at 124. The Greens and Fairways are kept in excellent condition and it is obvious much care goes into the Course management here. You will not be disappointed with Clubhouse and facilities, as they are top notch. A Pro Shop, Locker Rooms, Full Bar, Tea Room, Cafeteria, Caddies or Carts, Swimming Pool and Individual or Group lessons are a few of the services available.
However, what really accentuates the luxury here is the Gourmet Restaurant, the Chateau de la Begude with a spectacular view over the #9th Green. Of course, there is a Driving Range, Chipping and Putting Practice Greens to prepare yourself before you head out on 18 holes of serene golfing pleasure. Although there are many Golf Courses in this area Golf D’Opio Valbonne is ranked one of the best by many associations including “Golfers Choice” and “#1 Golf Eu. Remarkably, it is also reasonably priced. If you plan to visit they are at Route de Roquefort les Pins, be prepared to have an enjoyable time on the course.