The Domaine de Manville, close to the château of the same name, was, in the past, a substantial farm estate, of which only the old farmhouse and outbuildings remain.
At the foot of the château, in the middle of the vineyards and olive trees, Baux-de-Provence golf course stretches over 69 acres. Designed by Martin Hawtree, and opened in July 1989, it is currently classed as the fourth most beautiful 9-hole golf course in all of France (out of 144) by the Golf Européen journal (European Golf).
The famous 9-hole course stretches over 9,300 ft for men and 8,117 ft for women, and is technical, narrow and not very undulating at all.
To make the most of the golf course, beginners and those who wish to work on their game can take lessons with a professional golf player. Individual lessons, lasting half an hour to an hour, and group lessons (a minimum of 4 people) are provided. Training courses over two days or a weekend are offered as well, to players of all levels in groups of 4 to 8 people.
The club house offers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the site in total peace and quiet over a drink or a meal in the shade of hundred-year-old plane trees (the option of the 9-hole course + meal is offered) at the restaurant-bar. Also, if you need to add to your equipment, there is a pro golf shop where you might just find the club that will help propel you to victory in the many competitions and championships organised by Baux de Provence Golf.
Domaine Manville - 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence, France.
Tel.: (+33) (0)4 90 54 40 20.
Prices: Individual lessons: ?22 per half hour.
Group lessons (minimum of 4 people): ?14 per person for 1 hr.
Training courses of 2 days or a weekend (groups of 4 to 8 people): ?160 for 6 hrs.
The estate consists of a park that stretches across nearly 40 acres of land.© Golf des Baux-de-Provence
The golf course is open all year round.© Golf des Baux-de-Provence
The restaurant offers a superb view of the surrounding environment.© Golf des Baux-de-Provence
Not only can you buy, but you can also rent articles from the boutique.© Tomas Marek / 123RF
These trees are used to produce AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) Baux Valley olive oil.© Golf des Baux-de-Provence