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The best golf courses in Biarritz; including Seignosse, Chiberta,
Hossegor, Moliets, Arcangues, Makila & Real San Sebastien.

Biarritz Le Phare Golf Club
Biarritz - Le Phare  Architect: W. Dunn (1888).  18 holes: 5,376m: par 69.

Practically in the centre of town and right beside the Régina hotel.  A beautifully manicured course where cunning and guile, rather than length, is required as you play through the avenues of pines.  Great views over the town on the front nine.  The original golf course of Biarritz with a membership of the great and the good of the Basque country.

Seignosse Golf Club Seignosse   Architect: R. Von Hagge (1989).   18 holes: 6,127m: par 72.

Undoubtedly one of the best courses in France. A great test of anyone's golf: tight fairways wriggling through the pines to Greens well defended by water and deep bunkers.  Should definitely be played at least once in your career and well worth the 45-minute drive north from Biarritz.

Bassussary Golf Club (Makila GC)
Makila (Bassusary)   Architect: R. Roquemore (1992).  18 holes: 6,176m: par 72.

Set against the backdrop of the Pyrenees; a rolling wooded course with large, fast Greens and water featuring on many holes on the lower sections of both halves.  Back nine crosses under the main road between 10 and 11 then back for the 18th up to the Clubhouse.  There are a couple of steep climbs around the turn, so it may well be worth considering a buggy.

Arcangues Golf Club
Arcangues   Architect: R. Fream (1991).  18 holes: 6,142m: par 72.

A great variety to the holes with Fairways that swoop through wooded hillsides and skirt around the lakes.  Play early so that you can make the most of the delightfully rustic clubhouse where excellent Basque lunches are served on the sunny terrace in full view of the looming Pyrenées.

Moliets Golf Club Moliets  Architect: R. Trent-Jones (1989). 18 + 9 holes: 6,172m: par 73.

North of Biarritz (about an hour's drive) but well worth the effort to get here and play this coastal course amongst the toweringf pines of Les Landes region of France.  A strong test of golf, witness the frequent staging of the European Tour Qualifying School, but enjoyable nevertheless.  Moliets has a stretch of three holes out on the soft sandy beach that receive a lot of press: the real golf is played on the 15 other inland holes through the pines.  Some long walks from Green to Tee so maybe think about a buggy.

Hossegor Golf ClubHossegor   Architect: T. Morrison (1930).  18 holes: 6,001m: par 71.

One of the original Basque classics set in natural, wooded golf terrain (golf course architects back in the early 1900s certainly had their pick of locations!).  Not as long perhaps as some modern courses, but easily walkable and a great 'Club' atmosphere at this Members Club.  Keep an eye out for José-Maria Olàzabal - often spotted practising at Hossegor.

Chiberta Golf ClubChiberta   Architect: T. Simpson (1927).  18 holes: 5,650m: par 71.

Another very private Club, so quite limited Tee-times for visitors unfortunatesy as there are so many Members.  On the coast just to the North of Biarritz it has the Basque regions other stretch of links holes with half the course running along beside the sea-wall: the other half is a contrast playing through the pine forest on the inland side of the road.

Chantaco  Architect: H.S. Colt (1928). 18 holes: 5,833m: par 70.

To the South of Biarritz, close to St. Jean de Luz, a very British feeling course as it was designed by Harry Colt in his inimitable style.  Mainly through woodland on the upper section with water coming into play as the holes close in on the flatter land around the fine pink Clubhouse.
One of Biarritz's better kept secrets...

Real Golf San Sebastian   Architect P. Hirigoyen (1969).   18 holes: 5,962m: par 71.

Over the border into Spain, yet just half-an-hour from Biarritz.  Very private Members Club with a well thought-out course over some pretty hilly terrain as it is set into the foothills of the Pyrenées.  Buggies are available however and the views are beautiful - as is the Bodega-style Clubhouse.  (Known locally as Fuentarrabia or Hondarribia).

La Nivelle    Architect: J. Taylor (1907)  18 holes: 5,685m:  par 70.

A small, friendly Club, with a quaint old course that even includes a disused quarry as a rather prominent hazard!  A real local's Club overlooking the lovely port of St. Jean de Luz, where you will feel the warmth of the Basque sporting spirit.

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Sample Itinerary

5 nights at the Le Karitza in Single rooms with golf at Le Phare, Seignosse, Arcangues and Chiberta and a hire-car:
£688.00 per person
Spring & Autumn


Guest Comments

" Hi James I hope you are well.
Back from our Biarritz trip and wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for a well organised trip. Everything ran like clockwork, the courses were fabulous and our transport was efficient and vey friendly - I would certainly recommend your services to anyone looking for a similar experience in France. But next year we are thinking of Italy please!"
Mr. K. Bull - London

"Just wanted to thank you for organising a fantastic honeymoon for Louise and I. Everything went without a hitch - the weather was great, the hotels and the golf. The Regina is a gem of a hotel, exactly what we wanted, pure chilled out bliss!"
Mr. M. Price - Jersey

"9/10 Overall - I will recommend you to friends."
Mr. I. Mills - Bucks.

"9/10 Régina Hotel - Excellent, friendly, efficient. Great sea views and good sized rooms.
8/10 Overall - Biarritz is an interesting, unspoilt location. Impressed with service from GPE."
Mr. M. Barnett - Surrey.



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