The Golf du Médoc Hôtel & Spa - where superb golf and fine wine combine in the best of taste
Every golfer wants to make his or her pilgrimage to Scotland or
Ireland and wine enthusiasts feel the same about France. For the
greater delight of golfers and oenophiles, the Bordeaux Médoc
region has now emerged as the ideal place to enjoy the best of both,
and the Golf du Médoc Hôtel & Spa has put together
tailored packages at excellent prices which make this experience
simple and seamless.
The Golf du Médoc is set in the heart of an Aquitaine
There is no doubt a strong relationship exists between golf and
great wine. Each offers pleasures that are immediate. Enjoying golf
and wine together can be as simple as sharing a bottle with friends
after a round, but great golf courses and great vineyards are rarely
found in such close proximity as in the Bordeaux Médoc region.
In fact, they are so close that there is no need to choose between
the two passions: the connoisseur can comfortably indulge in both
in the same day!
Surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Atlantic ocean and
the huge Aquitaine forest, Bordeaux Médoc offers the connoisseur
a combination unsurpassed anywhere in the world: 36 challenging
holes of golf and its sumptuous Grands Crus and Châteaux wine
tours at the Golf du Médoc Hôtel & Spa.
The Hotel overlooks the 18th green of the Châteaux Championship
SUPERB GOLFING FACILITIES
The Golf du Médoc offers two 18 hole courses, The Châteaux
and The Vignes, tuition for all levels and a fully equipped driving
The Châteaux course
At 6,316 meters long and a par of 71, the Châteaux course
was designed by American architect Bill Corre in the purest tradition
of Scottish links golf. Wide fairways are bordered by heather, gorse
and broom, enticing golfers to enjoy the delights of the carefully
preserved natural environment.
Water but not too much of it - deep bunkers, very large,
fast, undulating greens, the constant influence of Atlantic winds
and the technical difficulties of the layout make this championship
course a constant challenge, and it has hosted many professional
tournaments including the French Open.
Every hole is named after a Château (see below), giving a
taste of the delights to come after the round. The most difficult
on the course - "Château Brillette" - is the 415-metre
long 4th with a dogleg left, a dangerous bunker on the fairway and
a green protected by deep bunkers on either side. If you end up
with a par, you can be well satisfied.
"Château Giscours", the 424 metre long 16th is
the longest par 4 on the course and it also has the largest green.
Although the fairway is quite wide, watch out for dense vegetation
on either side. The prettiest hole is "Château Pontet
Canet", the 5th, which is also the most difficult par 3, with
a huge pond on the right and a green that is tough to read.
Although "Les Châteaux" presents a succession of
demanding holes, you can perhaps afford to relax a little when playing
"Château Poujeaux", the 7th, which is the shortest
and the easiest. And while relief is almost at hand when you reach
the 18th, "Château Léoville Poyferré",
you will need accurate shots before tackling the very sloping green.
The Vignes course
6,220 meters long and a par of 71, the Vignes course was designed
by Canadian Rod Whitman, and is set in a typical regional landscape,
where the beauty of the moors and the maritime pines serve to enhance
the architect's design.
Although less challenging than the Châteaux, the Vignes has
some long par-5 holes, and its carefully designed greens and judiciously
placed bunkers call for careful and accurate strokes. And, of course,
the delightful surroundings will charm even someone having a bad
|The Châteaux partners of the Golf
du Médoc Hôtel & Spa
|The Châteaux Course
||The Vignes Course
||Château Saint Pierre
|Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
||Château La Haye
||Château Larose Trintaudon
||Château Grand Puy Lacoste
||Château Haut Canteloup
|Château La Mouline
|Château La Tour de Mons
||Château Lynch Bages
|Château Pichon Longueville
||Château Prieuré Lichine
|Château Moulin à Vent
||Château du Taillan
|Château Mouton Rothschild
||Château Gruaud Larose
||Château Mayne Lalande
|Château Léoville Poyferré
|Putting green: Château Maucamps
The Clubhouse (below right), like the hotel, is built entirely
of glass and natural timber, and nestles in the middle of the two
courses, offering an outdoor terrrace or a comfortable bar with
a relaxing atmosphere to meet and chat after a game.
Tuition and practice
Whether you are an experienced golfer wishing to perfect your game
or simply a beginner, the Golf du Médoc also offers a full
programme of lessons with a team of three professionals. These can
be arranged in the morning, still leaving time to enjoy one of the
two magnificent courses, and completing the day with a visit to
a prestigious château later in the afternoon.
For those wishing to hone their skills with some serious practice,
the driving range is open seven days a week throughout the year
and offers complete practice facilities in a beautiful natural setting.
The Range features 16 covered bays and can cater to up to 40 players
on the uncovered natural grass surface.
THE GOLF DU MÉDOC
HÔTEL & SPA
Architecturally striking and built entirely of wood and glass,
the brand new Golf du Médoc Hôtel & Spa welcomes
you with 79 Rooms and Suites for sporting and relaxing stays. The
dominant tone of the decoration is simple, using warm and natural
colours, and creates a pleasant sensation of rest and and relaxation.
Light streams into the hotel. In the charming interior patios, the
rays of the sun are captured by large windows opened towards the
The spacious, bright rooms are tastefully furnished in a modern
style and offer all the latest features with flat screen TV, internet
access and individual safe. The generous bathrooms have bath, shower
and separate WC.
As you would expect in such a gastronomic region of France, the
Restaurant "La Table du Médoc" is a most memorable
dining experience, facing the 18th Green of the Châteaux Championship
"La Table du Médoc" serves a delicious regional cuisine, to
complement the superb wines from the surrounding Médoc
The elegant grillroom serves only the finest ingredients, meticulously
and deliciously prepared. The Master Chef proposes a regional cuisine,
which makes the perfect companion to the finest wines from the surrounding
prestigious Médoc region, very pleasantly served without
pretention or ostentation.
The Lounge Library & Bar is a convivial place for a meal or
a drink before or after a round.
And why not put yourself in the caring hands of the professional
team at the Espace Spa & Forme to relax and refresh your mind
and body? Massages and reflexology are available for men and women,
as well as a heated pool, steam rooms and a fully equipped fitness
For golf, gastronomy and wine-tasting, only 20 minutes from the
city of Bordeaux and its international airport, a visit to the Golf
du Médoc Hôtel & Spa on the wine road of South
West France is a must, with excellent value for money packages on
THE GOLF AND WINE EXPERIENCE
The perfect combination for golf lovers wanting to discover the
many fine wines and Châteaux of the Médoc. With two
18 hole championship golf courses on-site and a large selection
of local Châteaux offering informative visits and tastings,
the golf and wine experience is a great way get the most out of
your visit to the region.
This summer's promotional package for two people includes accommodation, breakfast buffet, one 18 hole green fee each, free access to
the Spa and fitness centre (excluding treatments) and a wine tasting at a local Château, all for the price of Euros 225 per night. Non-golfers can replace their green fee with a spa treatment.
THE GOLF AND SPA EXPERIENCE
For those looking to relax and unwind after a day of golf, the
golf and spa package is the perfect choice.
This summer's special package for two includes accommodation, breakfast buffet, one 18 hole green fee each, free access to
the spa and fitness centre and one 50 minute relaxing massage, all for Euros 335 per night.
If you wish to concentrate solely on your golf, a wide range of golf breaks at prices starting as low as £229 for three nights, with bed and breakfast and three round of golf, are available from GolfBreaks.com.
Many more excellent value packages are also available by contacting:
Golf du Médoc Hôtel & Spa
Chemin de Courmateau
33290 Le Pian Médoc
Tel: +33 (0) 5 56 70 31 31
Web : www.hotelgolfdumedoc.com/
here for a detailed plan of the area, showing access to the Hôtel)
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