Royal Mougins Golf Club

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Created in 1993, the Royal Mougins Golf Club is a course situated on an exceptional resort and has been awarded the title of the ‘Best Golf Resort of France’ for 3 years consecutively at the World Golf Awards.

The Royal Mougins Golf Club belongs to Rattan Chadha, a successful businessman who has created and then sold the ready-to-wear brand MEXX, before getting strongly involved in the hotel industry creating the prize-winning network ‘Citizen M’.

Course Summary

Sole shareholder, he invests and continuously endeavours to highlight the history of the Royal Mougins. He was able to transform the atmosphere of the Clubhouse as well as the outdoor spaces and in 2006, he started to build the hotel complex of 29 suites and the Royal Spa, located near the Club House. The project was achieved and launched in May 2008. Since then, Mr Rattan Chadha never ceases to improve this unique place, to enhance it so that its members could find privacy, tranquillity and high-quality sporting activities.

The course was designed by Robert Von Hagge and like his creations at Golf Nationale, Les Bordes and Seignosse, Royal Mougins was acclaimed as the nation's best new course at its opening. But it should carry a health warning as it is a course not for those with handicaps above 20. It is too tough, at least at first sighting.

You'll quickly realise that Royal Mougins is going to provide a testing and exciting golf outing. In character with several other Von Hagge designs, Royal Mougins places a high premium on precision from the tee, and an often-hefty penalty if you are wayward. From the challengingly tight opening par-4 and dramatically plunging par-3 second (a hugely memorable hole) keeping the ball in play is key.

The course includes eight lakes linked by a river system, with waterfalls and streams to distract, and in a setting of such natural splendour, you’d expect a few spectacular holes. You won’t be disappointed. Most holes have five tees, some have six, so you have many options to suit your level of golf. Royal Mougins is never less undulating, hilly in parts with a flatter forest area on the valley floor and golfers will be challenged with lots of awkward stances and devilish bunker shots.

The area itself offers breath-taking landscapes between the sea and mountains, rich and varied architecture, world-famous beaches and cuisine to inspire even the greatest chefs.