Review of Golf des Vigiers
The Donald Steele designed Château des Vigiers golf course is located on the site of a beautiful 16th century château. 27 holes wind their way round the picturesque estate and make perfect holiday golf for any visitors in the region.
Initially an 18-hole layout, with the Château as its centre-piece, the last 9-holes opened in 2008 and were again designed by Donald Steele. The three 9-holes are called ‘La Vallée’ (The Valley), ‘Le Lac’ (The Lake) and ‘Les Vignes’ (The Vines) and all combine to create various 18-hole options for hotel guests.
Although certainly not one of the most technically demanding or dramatically picturesque courses in the South West of France, it has plenty to offer the more accomplished golfer. The three loops of 9-holes craftily weave their way through plum trees, oak woods, vineyards and lakes ensuring all-throughout the round, the surroundings continue to captivate and engross the occasional golfer.
The combination Valley and Vines is definitely the strongest with a slope of 129. The lightning greens and long rough both help to ensure the course remains challenging on a number of levels.
With top-class dining facilities and many other attractions onsite, you would be foolhardy not to pay the Château des Vigiers a visit next time you are close to Bergerac or Bordeaux. It epitomises everything which is enjoyable about visiting France.
- Designer: Donald Steele
- 27 holes
- Par 72
- Length: 5,862 metres (6,411 yards)
- Slope 129
- Golf club website: https://vigiers.com/
- Phone number: 05 53 61 50 00
- Address: F-24240, Monestier, France