Perfect Golf courses for your holidays in Provence part 2/3

Perfect Golf courses for your holidays in Provence Part Two: Var And Luberon

The Luberon mountain is spread across  two departments Alpes de Haute Provence and Vaucluse. It is host to the UNESCO recognized Luberon National Park which is not only a fantastic natural reserve but host to a collection of quaint perched medieval villages made famous through books and films set in this part of Provence. South of Luberon you will find the Department of Var which is better known for the French Riviera. But inland just as you are heading for the sea, it is host to two quality golf courses within a 25km drive of each other.

Le Golf du Luberon: this 5623 m course in the heart of Provence, near Manosque, opened in 1988 and offers fantastic views and an enjoyable course. It also has a “pitch and putt” 6 hole course and a 9 hole putting green. Golfing lessons are available, the instructors speak English.


Golf de la Sainte Baume

Golf de la Sainte Baume: Having opened in 1988 and situated near the historical town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baumerespects this very traditional part of Provence (Les Alpilles) by its layout and the typically local flora you’ll encounter on the 18 hole course on a length of 6062m par 72.  A restaurant and bar are available on the premises as well as a Golf Shop.

Les Alpilles are a low chain of mountains in the heart of Provence. The area covered goes from Arles, a city rich in gallo-roman heritage, to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence which like Arles boasts roman sites and a rich artistic heritage that includes Van Gogh and Provençal poet Frédéric Mistral.

Golf de Barbaroux: Nestling in the heart of Provence, in 200-acres of majestic, wooded landscapes, this is one of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses!” The Golf de Barbaroux is a 18 hole, par 72, 6069 m course, designed by architects Pete Dye and PB Dye. It offers all the amenities you’d expect from a course of such standing (bar, restaurant…).

You can find more information about these Golf courses on their respective websites :

You can read part 1 of this series by clicking here.

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