Located just two kilometers from the Coast of the Mediterranean in the Gulf de la Napoule in Mandelieu, the Riviera Golf De Barbossi offers an 18 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. They also have an additional six holes that play easier than the championship course. Just a short drive from Cannes it has become quite popular with an international Clientele.
The championship course is one that many travel from around the world to play. This Course can be very deceptive because it looks easy to play but, the well-placed Bunkers and numerous large Firs that line the Fairways can take its toll. Also, there are plenty of water hazards and the Course in general ungulates quite a bit. The Fairways and the Greens are very well kept and in good shape. The Course is adorned with interesting works of art all along the way as well as in the exquisite Club House.
The facilities and services here are top rated however, this is reflected in how expensive it is to play here. Riviera Golf De Barbossi offers a full Restaurant, Tea Room and Bar. Locker Rooms and a Pro Shop and Caddies are available if you prefer this to a cart rental. There is a practice Bunker, putting and chipping Greens as well as a covered 15 Tee Driving Range.
Par is 71 here so it doesn’t play very long, 5,444 m from the men’s Yellow Tees. Etiquette asks for soft spikes only, please. Visitors are asked to show their valid local Course Handicap with a maximum of 36 allowed. Advanced booking is essential for a tee time as so many people want to play this course. Founded in 1991 the club President is Jean Dominique Camerini, Pro Shop Manager is Pierre und Thierry and the resident Pro is John Norsworthy.