Golf de Seignosse
About the Course
A beautiful and challenging course designed by American Robert von Hagge. Has been the course favoured by Jose Maria Olazabal to prepare for the Augusta Masters. Ranked 9th best course in France and 31st in Europe by Top 100 golf courses.
Accuracy is the key to getting around this course safely. The fairways are very narrow and demand straight drives. Water come in to play on several holes so choose your clubs carefully.
Play this course
Seignosse is 20km south of Moliets near the Atlantic coast and 40km from Biarritz. Make it part of your itinerary knowing it’s only an hour and 30 minutes from the centre of one of France’s finest cities, Bordeaux.
The course winds through the forest, surrounded by majestic pine and oak trees, a pleasure to play for all golfers. The par four 17th is featured in the book 500 world’s greatest golf courses by author George Peper and the editors of GOLF magazine.
“This is the only par four on the course without a bunker, and it doesn’t need one – the pond along the left side provides ample defence. Off the tee, the left side of the fairway is preferable, but placing a drive there is tougher due to the pond pinching the landing area. The long narrow kidney-shaped green is expertly situated along the banks of a pond, with trees overhanging on the right. It is most receptive to a draw on the approach, but draws that unexpectedly turn hooks will find a watery grave”.
Golf de Seignosse – Yellow Tee Markers
If you’re not straight with the driver then don’t use it here. Try to take advantage of the short par threes.