Valescure Golf Course

In the foothills of the Massif de l’Estérel, in the heart of sumptuous landscapes and amidst umbrella pines, the Valescure golf course welcomes its members and visiting golfers on its exceptional course. Just a few kilometers from the beaches of the Var and the most prestigious seaside resorts, golf enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite sport in an enchanting setting.

An institution founded in 1895

The history of the Valescure golf course is intimately linked to the tourist past of the French Riviera, which in the XIXth century was a privileged destination for rich English tourists seduced by the beauty and climate of the South of France.

The golf course was founded in 1895 by British aristocrats and gentlemen. Its first president was Lord Stuart Rendel, a major personality of the United Kingdom, and its main promoter was Amédée de Guerville, who gave it its first 18-hole course in the early 1910s.

This venerable institution has never ceased to modernize to meet the demands and expectations of golfers. Today, amateurs and professional sportsmen and women come from all over the world to enjoy the course, the setting and the services of the golf course.


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The 18-hole course

At a distance of 5,019 meters for a Par 68, the 18-hole Valescure golf course was designed by Harry Shapland Colt, one of the world’s most renowned architects and course designers.

This course is appreciated for its technicality, with narrow fairways and difficult roughs. The greens, which are small in size, and the various water obstacles require players to constantly think about their strokes and the choice of clubs. One must regularly accept to sacrifice length in order to gain in precision.

Great champions such as Philip Golding, Jonathan Lomas, Nicolas Colsaerts, Ludivine Kreutz or Gwladys Nocera have played at Valescure, which regularly hosts national and international competitions.

A driving range allows you to work on your game before taking to the course.

The tennis club

The Valescure golf course also hosts on its estate, in the heart of a magnificent pine forest, a tennis club with 10 courts: 9 quick surface courts and a synthetic grass court. Six courts have lighting for evening or night-time play.

The tennis club welcomes and trains players of all ages in its school. Younger children can also take part in training courses organized during the school vacations.

A sumptuous and preserved setting

The course is bordered by typical Mediterranean species: Aleppo pines, umbrella pines, holm oaks, white and cork oaks. A maquis covers the estate on nearly 20 hectares. Those in charge of the Valescure Golf Course are particularly attentive to environmental issues and are committed to respecting biodiversity. A varied fauna lives in the area and it is not uncommon to see, during a round of golf, a deer, a hare and squirrels frolicking freely. Near hole 17 is an authentic sheepfold, perfectly restored and maintained. The water management is also the subject of many attentions, with in particular the plantation of fruit trees of old varieties less greedy in water.

Practical information

The Valescure golf course welcomes visiting golfers all year round, depending on course availability and the competition calendar. You can also become a member of the Valescure Golf and Tennis Club association thanks to the sponsorship of two members.

Would you like to stay several days in Saint-Raphaël, near the 18-hole course? The Najeti Golf Hôtel de Valescure offers 62 rooms, including 8 suites, for accommodation in the heart of the estate. Apartment and villa rentals are available near the green for a night, a weekend or a longer stay. A restaurant is available for lunch or dinner just a few meters from the fairways and greens of the course.

  • Address: 725 avenue des Golfs, 83700 Saint-Raphaël, France
  • Telephone: +33 4 94 82 40 46

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