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Barbaroux | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Golf de Barbaroux is a stunning venue for a golf holiday. Located in the southeastern corner of France, halfway between Marseille and Nice, there are great transport routes. The Dye-designed course is sublime, and add to that a glorious hotel and spa facility, and it’s arguably the perfect place for a vacation.

The championship level golf course, designed by Pete Dye and PB Dye, flows beautifully through the preserved natural setting of the Provence region. Spread out over more than 80 hectares of hilly terrain, there is plenty of danger on the course, and it is one that cannot be taken lightly, by golfers of any levels.

The golf doesn’t stop there either, with Golf de Barbaroux playing host to a stunning practice facility. The driving range has both grass and matted tees, while there is a short game area that includes an approach area, chipping green with two bunkers, and a practice putting green. The Fabrice Tarnaud iSi Academy runs out of the practice facility, and offers high-level coaching and tuition to golfers of all abilities and ages.

Finished a round? The Spa de Barbaroux is a place of relaxation and well-being located at the Golf de Barbaroux, offering a full range of treatments and services for the ultimate relaxation experience, including massages for those golfers who have just played 18 holes. Its modern facilities include a hammam, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, sensory shower and jacuzzi.

The Mercure Barbaroux Golf & Spa Hotel provides the accommodation for the resort, and it does it brilliantly. The range of Classic, Superior and Privilege Rooms provide something for everyone who stays at Golf de Barbaroux. Every room comes with its own private terrace, while the Privilege Rooms add another level of luxury to a stay at Barbaroux.

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Golf de Barbaroux

Pete Dye and PB Dye were the duo behind the course at Golf de Barbaroux. Their design offers golfers a stunning walk, and at more than 6,700 yards from the back tees, it will certainly be a tough test for players of all levels.

The pair used the rolling hills and the terrain to their advantage. There are a number of water hazards that come into play through the round, while the fairways wind their way through pine trees and holm oaks, making holes tight and narrow throughout. The Dyes also added bunkers in the right places to collect slightly wayward tee shots and approaches. All-in-all, Golf de Barbaroux is a stunning challenge.

Those water hazards begin from the very first tee shot, with golfers having to hit the opening shots of their round across a lake to find the fairway. The 5th is a quirky hole. Measuring more than 540 yards from the back tees, it is a double dog-leg par-5, first moving to the right before turning left for the green. 

The water then returns for the opening hole on the back nine, before the signature hole at Barbaroux, the par-4 11th. Water surrounds the hole, and while it is only 305 yards from the back tees, going for the green is one hell of a risk. 16 and 17 also feature water hazards, with the latter sitting at more than 600 yards from the tips. The last hole is a par-3, measuring 225 yards to the centre of the green from the back tees. Take a par and run to the clubhouse on 18!

Fabrice Tarnaud iSi Academy

Golf de Barbaroux is not just the home to a stunning golf course, but also to a wonderful practice facility and to the Fabrice Tarnaud iSi Academy.

The facilities include a grass driving range, with a number of covered and matted bays at one end. The range is lengthy and wide, to accommodate a number of golfers at one time. There is also a short game area, with approach and chipping area, bunkers and a putting green so players can hone their short game skills prior to taking on the championship course. 

The Fabrice Tarnaud iSi Academy offers coaching and tuition for golfers of all ages and abilities. Through Tarnaud himself, and Nicolas Piquet, another qualified professional, players can hone their abilities on the range and on the course. 

Barbaroux Spa

In the heart of the Var sits the Barbaroux Spa, where guests can enjoy a relaxing break from the troubles and stresses of life. Treatments and facilities are available to help guests reach a state of relaxation.

There are individual and couples treatment rooms available at the Barbaroux Spa, while there is also a Turkish hammam, a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and a sensory shower. The Spa also has its own fitness centre, for guests to work out during their stay at the Provencal resort. 

Along with all the amenities at the spa, there is also a wide range of treatments available from certified professionals and therapists at the Barbaroux Spa. From couples and hot stone massages to facial treatments, there is a relaxation process to suit all guests at Barbaroux.

Mercure Barbaroux Golf & Spa Hotel

The Mercure Barbaroux Golf & Spa Hotel provides the accommodation offering at this French resort, and it does it marvellously. There is a stunning range of rooms which are all surrounded by a wooded park to allow guests to relax with the natural sounds from the trees being all that can be heard of an evening.

There are three levels of room at the Mercure Barbaroux Golf & Spa Hotel - Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms and Privilege Rooms. The Classic is the standard offering at Barbaroux, but it comes with a stunning bathroom and its own balcony to enjoy the sunset of an evening. They are also fully equipped with air conditioning, a bathroom, satellite television, free Wi-Fi access, mini bar and telephone.

The Superior Rooms add that extra touch of class, while the Privilege Rooms are another level of luxury. They have glorious furnishings and high-tech equipment, including an LCD TV. The hotel also features a couple of rooms to accommodate those with reduced mobility.  

FAQs about Barbaroux

Where is Barbaroux located? 
Golf de Barbaroux is located in the southeastern section of France, halfway between the towns of Brignoles and Le Luc. Marseille, Cannes and Nice are all within a short drive from Barbaroux.

What is the nearest airport to Barbaroux? 
Barbaroux is fortunate to have two major international airports within a 90 minute drive from its location. To the west, Marseille Provence Airport and to the east, Nice-Cote D’Azur Airport. The latter is the bigger of the two but only slightly, with both operating daily flights to the majority of European countries. 

What golf facilities does Barbaroux offer? 
Along with the Dye-designed championship course, Golf de Barbaroux also has a stunning driving range facility. With grass and matted tees, there is plenty of room for golfers to hit balls. There is also a short game area, featuring an approach green with two bunkers, chipping area and a practice putting green as well so golfers can get the speed of the greens before taking on the course. 

Does Barbaroux offer golf lessons? 
Coaching and tuition is available from the Fabrice Tarnaud iSi Academy, which calls Golf de Barbaroux one of its two homes. Both individual and collective lessons are available at the Academy, and those can be purchased for golfers of all ages and abilities. 

What are the green fees at Barbaroux? 
Thanks to its location close to the Cote D’Azur, the weather at Golf de Barbaroux is sublime for the majority of the year. That means that the high season for green fees stretches from mid-March through to mid-November. 

A round during this time will cost €89, with 18 holes at Barbaroux costing €79 through the winter season. However, for guests of the hotel, those prices come down significantly. Instead, rounds will cost €65 and €55, respectively, for hotel guests.

What accommodation is on offer at Barbaroux? 
There is a wide selection of rooms available at the Mercure Barbaroux Golf & Spa Hotel, from Classic Rooms, through to Superior and Privilege Rooms. All rooms have their own terrace to enjoy the views of the region, while the Privilege Rooms incorporate high-end technology with comfort and luxury.

What other resorts are nearby? 
Golf de Barbaroux is not the only venue on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list to be situated in the southeast corner of France. Saint Endreol, Terre Blanche and Chateau de Taulane are all within a 90-minute drive from Barbaroux.

Visit Barbaroux’s website here.