Golf Club Opio Valbonne

18 Hole

Golf Club Opio Valbonne

Le Château de la Begude**** Route de Roquefort, F-06650 Opio, France

Phone: +33 4 93 12 00 08, Fax: +33 4 93 12 26 00

Golf Packages

with Golf Club Opio Valbonne
Le Château de la Bégude

Le Château de la Bégude 4 stars

Côte d’Azur, France

7 Nights B&B and 5 green fees

Also includes: Golf de la Grande Bastide

from 1328,- per person Learn more


The course is situated in a great environment, you can see the mountains. The 18-hole course is divided into two parts, for one thing the difficult first 9 holes and for another thing the a bit easier second 9. The course is rather land and therefor demands for a good long game.

The Course

18-Hole Course

Design: Donald Harradine

Terrain: Flat with water hazards

Technical difficulty: Moderate - Hard

White (Men)7372.31305738 m
Yellow (Men)7370.41265398 m
Black (Women)73731274974 m
Red (Women)73711234600 m

Practice Facilities

  • Driving Range (30 tees, 8 covered)
  • Putting Green
  • Pitching Green
  • Chipping Green
  • Practice bunker


18-Hole Course

Visitors are welcome every day.
Advance booking is essential.
A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.
Handicap limit: 36

Green Fees

18-Hole Course

Green FeeMon - FriSat, Sun, Holidays
18 Holes80 €80 €

During certain hours, discounts available.


Club Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Conference room
  • Locker rooms
  • Charging system for guest trollies
  • Birdie card
  • Club accepts credit cards
  • Bar


Château de la Begude
Phone: 04 93 12 2701, Fax: 04 93 12 37 13
Credit cards accepted.

Pro Shop

Golf Opio Valbonne
Phone: 04 93 12 00 08, Fax: 04 93 12 26 00
Credit cards accepted.


  • Clubs for hire
  • Trolley for hire
  • Electro-cart for hire

The Club

General Information

Founded: 1966


PresidentNicolas Boissonnas
Managing DirectorViviane Malgorn
ProFrederic Orselli
ProJacques Gorgerino

User Reviews

3.8 of 5 stars17 Reviews

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Towser2 1 Review

Overpriced and under prepared

It's not such a bad course, but at +/- €80 it really is way overpriced for what it offers. There are too many short par 4s of 325m or less (6) which is not a real test. The information boards are rudimentary, at best. If you take a buggy you have to stay on the driveway, which is always on one side of the fairway. So if your ball lands on the other side you can be faced with quite a long walk, relatively speaking, to and from your ball. This slows everything up and in dry weather, when the ground is hard, is quite unnecessary.
The course was scruffy and needs more work from the maintenance staff. This doesn't require much imagination - just a stronger sense of determination to improve the presentation.
Finally, the prices in the bar are a joke, or to be more polite, a not-so-gentle rip-off.

I won't be playing this course again!

MOL 10 Reviews

Half the course closed put the price is almost for the 18

Played the front nine (the only open holes) in Sept 2012. The course should have reopened in April, by the end of August, and at the moment one did not know when. And as I understood it they then are going to close the front nine.
I would guess the course really needed some renovation. Soft greens unkept fairways. It is as so many courses in the South of France short, but the play is fairly simple and the views are not so great. I would at this stage not recommend anyone to pay som much money for so little golf as it is at the moment, almost 60 Euros. Then there are nicer 18 hole courses for the same price in the region.
I just hope that the renovation of the course makes it better and I would for sure give it a try when all 18 holes are open.

pitchmark 194 Reviews
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In the forest...

... lies this course, which was realized by Donald Harradine in the mid-60s.
He is a master of his craft, as one of four founding members of the British Association of Golf Course Architects.
The other three are: CH Cotten, Hamilton Stutt and Fred Hawtree.

We know many of his courses that he has built in tourist regions, this one is for us rather one of the weaker - unfortunately.

The not quite flat course with a few thrilling trous lies in a quiet area - apart from occasional motor vehicle noise - is surrounded by a lot of forest.
Many trou are narrow, it is not a place that loves the driver, a wood three of the tea is usually ok. In addition, the four doglegs are not designed to play on attack, the risk of losing the ball is too big.

Since our last visit - 10 years ago - they have worked well on this course and rebuilt a lot.
On the second nine was partially changed the game sequence and the Trous 13,15 and 18 newly built. The work seems to pay off, but it takes some getting used to - as a final hole a par 3.

As many times as we have been here we do not know, the Cote d'Azur was at the beginning of our "golf career" the spring training center par excellence. The package Parcours-Hotel-Gastronomie has always fit, as well as this week.

In concert with the courses in the region, he unfortunately can not quite keep up - solid four stars.

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