Golf Barbaroux, Provence, France

Written June 11, 2013.

With easy access off the A8, we stopped at Barbaroux (outside of Brignoles) for a quick round on our way to St Tropez. The only thing quick about the round was how quickly it turned in to a slow slog.

The front nine of this target style hotel resort course demonstrates what happens when you try to fit a golf course on questionable terrain – short holes, extreme changes in elevation and blind tees. Holes 2 and 3 are also carts-on-path only with wide, steep fairways. Add a few slow beginners in front of us and it took an hour to play the first 3 holes. On a brighter note, the back nine leveled off quite a bit and the course is generally in good shape.

Although the course is supposedly walkable most players use a cart because of the steep climbs and longish distances between holes. It will, however, rack up those Fuel Band steps.

First Tee

First Tee

Hole 3

Hole 3

Golf Barbaroux

#10 Tee

#10 Tee

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One Response to Golf Barbaroux, Provence, France

  1. Wow! the cloud in 3rd picture is in action too!

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