Trending Golf: Golf and the Good Life

By Eric N. Hart

Golf enthusiasts traveling to the south of France head to Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort for a five-star introduction to the good life.

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Luxury savants from across the globe head to the south of France every summer for a taste of Provence and access to the Côte d’Azur’s most popular events, including the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28) and the Monaco Grand Prix (May 25-28). Discerning golfers traveling to the region stay at Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, an intimate collection of private suites and villas set in the foothills of the Esterel mountains only 45 minutes from Nice.

In addition to an award-winning spa, a gorgeous infinity pool, a Michelin-starred restaurant and breathtaking, panoramic views of the Provençal countryside, Terre Blanche boasts two internationally acclaimed championship golf courses—Le Château and Le Riou—both designed by Dave Thomas.

Best-known for its spectacular water features, Le Château is ranked 14th in Europe by Golf World and hosts the French Riviera Masters each September. Wild and hilly (a cart is required), the dramatic terrain of this “castle course” was built to stand the test of time.

The more private and secluded Le Riou (for members and guests only), which was developed on land formerly owned by Sean Connery, is a shorter, more score-friendly course, and gives golfers a variety of tree-lined and vertiginous views to enjoy.

Before or after your round, Terre Blanche will help you perfect your game at the Albatros Golf Performance Center, where personalized instruction handily turns short-term tweaks into long-term improvements.

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