Cannes Mougins Country Club
The Côte d’Azur is an ideal backdrop for golfing, and Golf de Cannes Mougins is no exception. With Nice, Cannes and the Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport all nearby. This Private Club founded in 1923 is one of the most famous golf courses in France.
Located in the middle of a forest slightly hilly with many water hazards, and closer to the Mediterranean, Cannes-Mougins is a jewel of the French Riviera. The 18 holes of the course are well known for the quality of the fairways and the speed of the greens worthy of the biggest European courses.
The Golf Country Club of Cannes-Mougins, formerly called Cannes Country Club was designed in 1923 and opened a few years later, in 1927. The Golf Club has been created thanks to the generosity of wealthy members such as Prince Pierre of Monaco, the Aga Kahn and Baron Edouard de Rothschild.
Originally designed by Harry Colt, the prodigious creator of iconic courses such as Royal Lytham & St Anne’s, Royal Portrush, Sunningdale and Wentworth, the 6,200-meter, par 72 course was reshaped in the 1970s by Peter Allis and Dave Thomas. More recently, greens, bunkers, and the forest park have been revisited by Mackenzie and Ebert, renowned architects specializing in the renovation of Colt courses.
Well known for the quality of its maintenance and ranked among the 10 best golf courses in France, the course is nestled in the heart of the forest of Valmasque in a wooded and protected environment, which gives it its unique character. The course is superbly hilly and crossed by a river and many water hazards and the greens, particularly well protected, are known for their complexity and speed.
For 14 years, the club hosted the Cannes Open. This flagship competition on the European circuit has included prestigious players such as Jean Garaïalde, Greg Norman, Sévériano Ballesteros, Ian Woosnam and others among its winners.