Train, Eat, Play, Repeat: Life at Golf de Médoc Resort
When you’re in the market for a luxurious getaway where you can relax and enjoy your favourite hobbies, there are few things better than a golf holiday. In this article, we’ll run through everything you can enjoy in one of France’s very best resorts.
Why Choose Médoc?
Médoc might be best known as a wine region, but as with much of France, the open green spaces and lush landscape make it perfect for a variety of outdoor experiences – not least golfing. The nearby Atlantic keeps the climate mild yet brings just enough rain to refresh the greens and fairways, keeping the courses looking and feeling world-class year after year.
Even better, the region is home to Golf de Médoc Resort, which offers guests fantastic training facilities, opportunities for games and excellent dining options.
You’reon holiday, sure, and you want to relax. But if you’re coming to a sports resort, you might as well make use of the facilities to improve your game.
There are few places better to practise than this hotel in Médoc. Its training centre boasts a variety of features, including:
·Custom fitting rooms
·High-tech video system to analyse your swing
All this together with in-house coach Dominique Larretche’s unique methods to identify and fix flaws in your technique, Golf de Médoc promises incredible results and exceptional improvements.
There are two nearby courses, boasting almost four hectares of perfectly maintainedgreens. Each course has hosted international championships and been rankedamong the 100 best on the entire continent.
This course provides the perfect opportunity for a classic, traditional game of golf in a beautiful setting. Simple, with few bells and whistles, this course was nonetheless named the World Golf Awards’ best course in France in 2014.
Les Vignes was completed in 1991, two years after Les Chateaux opened in 1989. While still inspired by traditional designs, this course differs as it has more obstacles, requiring golfers to adopt a more technical style of play. In the words of Canadian architect Rod Whitman, it provides guests with a “new landscape and a completely different golfing experience”.
As you’d expect, there are some truly excellent wines on offer at the Médoc, and the food is similarly exquisite. Alongside bar snacks throughout the day, the Club Restaurant offers guests three full meals a day.
The breakfast buffet is traditional continental fare, but both the lunch and dinner menus have some interesting, exciting offers, including foie gras, sea bass andprawns, fillets of duck and beef and a variety of grilled meats.
With such a great variety of experiences available, you’re sure to be itching to get a golfing holiday booked. If so, contact us toexplore exciting destinations – not just in France but as far afield as theUnited States.