The Valbonne-Opio Golf course is built on a superb 220 hectare site situated off the road running between the old Provence style villages of Valbonne and Opio.
The gently undulating land is protected from the wind with a very rich vegetation including century old trees. It is one of the oldest courses on the French Riviera being opened in 1966. It is an 18 hole, par 73 course with a length of 5785m. The original architect was Donald Harradine who was responsible for a great number of courses particularly in German speaking world, but it was extensively remodeled in 2002 by Robert Berthet. According to the experts the course divides into two sections with the first 9 holes requiring great accuracy in the use of irons, whereas the last 9 are longer and need expertise with woods. There is an excellent 4
star hotel, le Château de la Bégude, a charmingly renovated 17th century bastide which offers a range of services including a restaurant and bars, a swimming pool and tennis courts. Golfing facilities include various training areas, putting green, practice bunker, driving range, and hire of electric buggies and trolleys. The course is open to the public and in 2010 green fees varied from 38 to 80€ depending on season and start time. On-line booking is available.
There is no real estate built on the golf course but there are numerous , which is a 5 minute drive away
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