Full of rich tradition and history is the spectacular Old Course of Cannes-Mandelieu. It is one of the oldest Golf Courses in all of France. It was established in 1891 by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia. Set in the beautiful French Riviera it is fashioned after the original Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. This links-style course features long wide fairways with undulating greens with the Fairways lined with hundred year old Umbrella Pines. There are actually two courses here: the 18-hole Old Course and the 9-hole Grand Duc Course.
Both courses play long at 5,749 m from the Yellow Tees on the Old Course and 2,118 m; for the 9-hole Course, Par is 71 and 33. The Slope Difficulty Rating is only 119 for the 18-hole and 113 for the 9. This is a good thing because the course is quite challenging enough as it is. A practice Chipping, Putting Green and Driving Range are available if you need to warm up. One very unique feature is Hole #3 where a small Ferry trip to cross the river is required to get to the Putting Green. No other course has a feature such as this, wich makes it very exciting and fun.
The spectacular clubhouse and restaurant have been recently renovated and offer all the amenities one would expect from a world renown Golf Club. A well equipped Pro Shop, full Bar, Locker Rooms, available conference Rooms and a shaded Patio overlooking the 18th Green are at your disposal. Visitors are welcome year round, however, reservations are required and guests must present a valid Handicap Card from their Home Course not to exceed 30. Remember reservations are required and during peak vacation time, it may be difficult getting a tee time. The atmosphere is very calm and friendly while the staff is courteous and professional. The President and Managing Director is Jean-Stefan Camerini.