Golf de Sainte-Maxime

From its lofty perch, high above the town of Sainte Maxime, this immensely scenic and always testing golf course offers stunning views out across the bay and across to St Tropez. Transforming this hilly and at times difficult terrain into a playable layout was impressively accomplished by the Harradines (Don and Peter), although the accurate shot-maker will certainly fare better here than the wayward big-hitter; from the outset there are several tightish drives to make. The front-nine loop is played down into a valley, where villas flank the course perimeter, but rarely are they in range. Water threatens on only two occasions. At the downhill par-3 7th, an attractive pond dangerously fronts the putting surface. The same pond must be crossed again as you tee-off at the superb short par-4 8th, a hole which then requires an accurate uphill approach shot to a green encircled by small rocky cliffs. The more elevated and fabulously scenic back-nine retains many natural stretches, with wonderful views onto the Mediterranean, and inland to the forested hills and peaks of the Massif des Maures. First timers to the course may think the uniformly circular greens are generally quite flat, but beware, these perfect circles are often wickedly inclined. Between the 10th and 11th holes you'll pass an old cable car that once ferried golfers up to the 11th tee; mandatory buggies now perform that task. Although maintenance could be a tad better in places, Sainte Maxime's spectacular views and challenging layout make this a must play course for visitors to France's incomparable Cote D'Azur.

Notes: Appropriate golf dress is required; Men: collared shirt, Bermuda length golf shorts or trousers, socks and closed in shoes. Women: collared or non collared shirts, sleeve or sleeveless, Bermuda length shorts Package includes: 18 holes of golf Green fees & Golf cart Coordination fee Round trip transfers from the pier. Rental Clubs, golf balls and shoes are extra. Please advise the Concierge or Club Director if you require any equipment. $45.00 for rental clubs and balls

Port: St. Tropez

Duration: 5-6 Hours

Price: 269 per person based on min. 4 players

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