The Golf d’Arcanques is a fantastic woodland course, offering picturesque views of the Basque countryside and the Pyrenees Mountains for an unforgettable round of golf. Only a 10 minute drive from Biarritz, this course is situated on the grounds of a former family Chateau in the village of Arcangues.
Constructed in the 1990s, this 72 par 18-hole course, spreads over 198 acres of a traditional French woodland covered by oak trees and meadows. This course is a member of the second generation of golf courses on the Basque coast, and is widely considered to be a fabulous golfing destination. In the midst of stunning mountains and the ocean, the luscious greens of this course are a noticeable feature of this captivating landscape. Players here are spoilt with views of unrivalled beauty, featuring the Pyrenees Mountains. The front nine holes enable golfers to have a true feel of the Basque countryside, yet three holes featured in the back nine require play around the Arcangues Castle before weaving round to a cemetery. Players of all handicaps are able to experience this great course and its stunning landscape.
Bar, Changing Facilities, Par 72, Restaurant
The Golf d’Arcanques was creatively designed so that players are required to pick their driver carefully, so that they can successfully land on the greens with an impressive approach shot. Whilst this course invites all players to experience its excellent holes, it does pose a challenge with an undulating terrain and 18-holes of differing nature, therefore it is always wise to choose your club carefully.
A particularly notable hole on this course includes the 16th hole, where the player is promptly rewarded with their good play with a fantastic panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Whilst the hole does not initially look like a great challenge, the second shot requires an aggressive hit due to the lengthy green with four alternating levels. The final par-5 18th hole demands complex and strategic play from golfers, especially in the third shot due to the well-guarded and shallow three-tiered green. With holes of varying difficulty and demand for accurate play, with a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the Golf d’Arcangues is a true gem of this region.
The 15th century clubhouse is set on a natural summit overlooking the country scenery, creating the perfect ambience for an historic golfing experience. It features a traditional English bar with open log fires during the winter. Players are invited to have a delicious meal in the restaurant, boasting unbeatable views over the 1st, 10th and 18th green.