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18 Hole Course
Created by New Zealand architect Chris Pittman in 1991 on an area of 80 hectares of scrubland, the 18-hole “International” course offers an interesting challenge for players of all levels. Its technicality makes it a challenge course, and the greens are renowned for their quality and speed.
The first seven holes are drawn on small hills of garrigue, therefore a little undulating, many departures are blind, the attacks of greens a little elevated, make it a part of the game in constant challenge which puts the confidence of the game at stake. tough test. From the 8th to the 13th, faceoffs are more open, and fewer hazards allow for more relaxed play. From 14 to 18, the technicality is always required (some blind greens) but this time with wider fairways and large doglegs. Undoubtedly, the 18-hole “International” course is the guarantee of a very involved part, for two or more.
Surprisingly varied course for a “compact”, you will find eight “par 3” and one “par 4” for a total length of 1290 m. It is an excellent preparation for the 18-hole “International” course and is an essential complement to our training-Practice centre. We find on this course the same particularities as the 18-hole “International”, holes with steep drops such as hole n°8, a splendid par 3 of 70m with a green placed in the middle of the scrubland 30 meters below.
As on the 18-hole “International”, the greens are very well defended by differences in relief, numerous bunkers and the proximity of well-designed roughs or semi-roughs. Indeed, the last asset of this course, which will delight beginners as well as experienced players, is its maintenance because we make it a point of honor to maintain our two courses with the same precaution.