GOLF IN PROVENCE is a must-try holiday to spend your Top Golf Holiday Hours to the fullest. Provence is one of the regions of France that is truly incredible for the experiences that a golfer can offer you. There are very beautiful Golf Courses, Tours & Activities with the most varied contents and especially in some specific months of the year, Provence offers an exciting natural spectacle or the flowering of Lavender. Lavender flowering is an experience to live, to devote at least two days of your extra Golf Free Time.
This Do-It-Yourself Golf Guide leads you to play Golf in Provence, has “spend” in the best emotional way your Top Golf Holiday Hours. Find below the description of the Golf Courses, the many Tours & Activities, a suggestion of the best places to go and admire the Lavender fields, the events related to this incredible flower and many other tips.
- 1 The Golf Courses
- 2 Tours & Activities
- 3 The Wonderful World of Lavender
- 4 Top Provence Food, Wine & Nightlife
- 5 The Cities of Provence
- 6 Tips to help you make the most of yours Golf in Provence
The Golf Courses
- GOLF INTERNATIONAL PONT ROYAL
French Golf by Severiano Ballesteros
Designed by this golf legend, the Pont Royal golf course, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, is an open tourist and sports gateway to Provence. Admirably maintained, it offers a real sporting challenge to players of all levels thanks to its vast and numerous starts and the variety of shots to play. The Ballesteros course, completed by the training center “La Durance“, including 6 holes, a driving range, 3 greens of approaches and the “Pitch & Putt” dedicated to the small game including 5 greens on a surface of 1.5 hectares . Teaching is provided by the Pont Royal Golf Academy and the David Leadbetter Academy, which offer modern methods for beginners, advanced players and circuit pros, using state-of-the-art teaching tools.
- GOLF DE SERVANE – Les Alpilles
At the foot of the Alpilles, the Golf Servanes is a hymn to the beauties of the region. A haunting journey to discover quickly! The Golf Servanes is located 10 minutes from the Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence.
This magnificent course, located at the foot of the Alpilles, transports you to another world made of sun, nature, calm and happiness.
Truly carved in the Alpilles and revolving around the resonant white rocks of cicadas, perfumed with thyme and lavender, the Servanes Golf embellishes Provence.
The architects Thierry Sprecher and Gery Watine have taken advantage of this postcard decor to imagine a scenic route. It starts at the foot of the rocks with hilly fairways; lined with olive groves, continues with an American touch (two huge greens in the island), and ends in the middle of the pines … all rocked by the song of cicadas!
Players of all levels will appreciate the beauty of the landscape, the shade of the olive trees and the cascading lakes.
- GOLF DE SAUMANE
The Golf de Saumane located on the hills of Vaucluse with superb views of the Luberon and the Alpilles is a magnificent 18-hole course. Nearby, beautiful Provencal villages are worth visiting including the small town of L’Isle sur la Sorgue located 3km. The bar, the restaurant, the dining room, the panoramic terraces on the course, are an ideal place for weddings, seminars or private events.
Tours & Activities
Top Provence Classes & Workshops
Venez Discover, brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
Bohemian for a weekend two-day retreat is uniquely designed for those who wish to relax and recharge in a perfect blend of luxury and exquisite simplicity. Set in a private luxury villa, surrounded by pure and enchanting nature in a vicinity of a medieval picturesque village in Cote d’Azur, this intensive week will re-connect you with the most powerful part of your being. Elevated by altitude, art and the surrounding beauty of the French Riviera hillside, Using ART-MIND-BODY concept, we will be focusing on: De-cluttering your mind and body Boosting your energy levels Resetting your focus on what really matters to you Together with the retreat leaders, experienced and qualified artists, well-being practitioners, yoga/tai-chi/qi-gong trainers, we will be taking care of the mind and body while: Re-assessing the way you make choices in life Connecting to intuitive and creative abilities Clearing out outdated mind programs Shaping a more satisfying way of living
Doing this two hour hands on photography workshop you will not only learn many helpful techniques to maximize your camera phone but will also benefit from my experience and knowledge of both my years as a professional photographer and my local insights into the beauty surrounding the village of Lourmarin. The nature of Luberon, the village of Lourmarin, Chateau Lourmarin and an insider’s special tour of Chateau Fontvert winery. A great excursion which, combines walking, learning photography tips and experiencing an excellent winery.
Top Provence Cultural & Theme Tours
Explore Provence of millennia past on this small-group tour from Avignon. With an expert guide, visit beautifully preserved ancient ruins and hear stories of Roman settlement and culture in southern France. Highlights of your tour include Nîmes’ Roman amphitheater and Maison Carrée (Square House), the Fenestrelle Tower in Uzès, and the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct – UNESCO-listed site.
Visit the haunts of Vincent van Gogh and arresting Roman ruins on this full-day tour of Provence from Aix-en-Provence. Drive through the Alpilles mountains to St Rémy de Provence, known for its vibrant open-air market located within ancient Roman walls. Swing by St Paul de Mausole, a monastery that once treated van Gogh as a psychiatric patient (following the infamous ear incident). Then, in the UNESCO-listed town of Arles, gain insight into van Gogh’s life here, while seeing Roman ruins like the Arles Amphitheatre. Round-trip transport by comfortable minibus included.
Explore the quintessential Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence and the UNESCO-listed calanques (inlets) of Cassis on this 5-hour tour from Marseille. Enjoy a taste of Provence on a guided walking tour of Aix-en-Provence and sample local specialties at a typical Provençal market. Then, set sail for a 45-minute cruise along the dramatic coast of Cassis, before drinking in the views from Cape Canaille, Europe’s highest sea cliff.
Top Provence Day Trips & Excursions
Explore the breathtaking Provençal countryside on this small-group tour from Avignon. In a comfortable coach, wind through hills blanketed in grapevines and lavender, stopping at area highlights such as the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard and the Antiques of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Visit the rocky perched towns of Les Baux de Provence, Roussillon and Gordes, where you’ll enjoy splendid views, architectural tours and souvenir shopping
Step back in time on a full-day historic tour of Provence from Avignon. Admire the Provençal countryside, blanketed in vineyards and lavender fields, as you travel to Orange to view feats of Roman architecture and Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine local wine. View the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard, a protected Roman aqueduct, and visit the rocky perched towns of Les Baux de Provence, Roussillon and Gordes, widely consider France’s most beautiful village.
Discover one charming Provencal village after another on this 9-hour day trip from Aix-en-Provence. Cliff-top settlements, sprawling vineyards, antique shops and a 12th-century abbey surrounded by lavender fields are just some of the postcard-perfect sights you will encounter. Traveling by air-conditioned luxury minibus, visit the Luberon towns of Lourmarin, Isle-sur-Sorgue, Roussillon and Gordes. Snap memorable photos as an informative guide shares engaging commentary along the way.
Top Provence Luxury & Special Occasions
Board a small airplane with a private pilot and share together the cost of a unique flight with stunning views over the Provence region. Your Wingly pilot will happily share with you their passion for flying and take you on an unforgettable journey above the beautiful landscapes of the Calanques and the massif des Alpilles. Please note that the flight schedule is subject to changes depending on the pilot’s availability. Wingly is the leading Flight Sharing platform in Europe. This is not a commercial flight but a private flight operated under the European cost sharing rule (EASA). We provide an insurance by Allianz on each flight. Be aware that cost-shared flights don’t have the same safety rules as commercial air transport flights. The risks involved can be higher, as private pilots are not subject to the same level of continuous checks and strict oversight rules from the authority. They still apply safety checks for every flight and are responsible for passengers safety.
Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this full-day private walking tour through the Luberon villages from Avignon. With a guide dedicated to just you and your party, you’ll enjoy a flexible itinerary and the ability to walk at your own pace through Fontaine de Vaucluse, Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes, and others. Stop by the Lavender Museum to learn about the area’s agricultural history. Along the way, your guide will provide commentary tailored to you and your interests.
Experience the highlights of Provence in just one day on a private 8-hour tour. Private transportation takes you from the Marseille port and into the city. Visit the Notre Dame de la Garde and more. Relax as your air-conditioned vehicle takes you through the iconic Provence countryside to Calanques National Park and Cassis. Your private guide also shows you around Aix-en-Provence, the inspiration for Cezanne and other artists
Top Provence Outdoor Activities
Explore Marseille in a fun and memorable way on this city Segway tour. Begin with a 15-minute orientation near the Old Port to ensure your comfort on the Segway. When you’re ready, cruise through the city streets on your Segway, covering distance with ease as you admire the sights of Marseille.
Explore the colorful Provençal markets with a private tour from Marseille followed by a hike. Wander through the outdoor markets of Provence with your guide to find unique souvenirs and sample local specialties. Continue your tour with a drive to the Provençal Colorado of Rustrel for a 1-2 hour hike.
Hike and swim : On a river with two magnificent waterfalls.
Lunch in a goat country farm, a quiet place with a breathtaking panorama.
To finish by visiting farm, feeding and cuddling goat.
The Wonderful World of Lavender
Explore Provence without the stress of planning on a private day trip to the area’s highlights and hidden gems, from secluded seaside views to its iconic lavender fields. In addition to navigating, your guide ensures the day’s itinerary is customized to your interests and that you learn more about the region than visitors exploring on their own. For your convenience, round-trip transport from your hotel or port is included.
Live a half-day local experience with our guide who will accompany you through country roads and landscapes to discover the history of these villages. Join us in one of our two agencies (Apt or Bonnieux) to pick up your electric bikes and meet our guide who will guide you throughout this discovery. You will appreciate the landscapes and the beauty of the Luberon thanks to roads specially selected by our guide. Born in the region, he will know how to best inform you throughout your stages. Your trip will guide you to Ménerbes, Lacoste or Bonnieux with a discovery of each of these villages. Find on your way the olive groves, vineyards or, in season lavender as far as the eye can see. In order to guarantee you an uncompromising excursion we offer high performance electric bikes. You will enjoy the best of the 2019 range from GIANT (number 1 Mondial).
Saturate yourself in the aromatic fields of lavender in Provence on this guided tour from Aix-en-Provence. Choose between a morning, afternoon or full-day tour and then set out with your guide to wander around the violet-colored fields. Learn about the history of lavender production in the area, wander around a lavender farm and take some time to pose for pics in the middle of a lavender field
It doesn’t get much dreamier than summertime in Provence, when blooms of fragrant lavender blanket the verdant hills. Soak up the beauty of southern France on this full-day trip from Avignon. Wind through blossoming flower fields, explore charming Aix-en-Provence and Valensole village, and visit the L’Occitane factory and museum. Learn about this distinguished brand and purchase some upscale cosmetics or essential oils to take home.
- Full-Day Small Group Lavender Tour to Valensole, Moustiers Sainte Marie and Verdon from Aix-en-Provence
Indulge all of your five senses on this full-day small-group tour from Aix-en-Provence, as you get up close to the seasonal lavender harvest (June-August). Admire the startling purple landscapes of the Plateau de Valensole, blooming with lavender; visit a lavender distillery; then discover the art of producing natural cosmetics at the L’Occitane museum. Finally, treat your taste buds to a delicious lunch (own expense) in Moustiers Sainte Marie and sample regional specialties at a local market.
Discover the picturesque hilltop villages, purple lavender fields, and medieval monuments of Provence on a full-day tour from Avignon. Visit the 12th-century Abbaye de Senanque; the villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse, Roussillon, and Gordes; and the lavender capital of Sault.
Top Provence Food, Wine & Nightlife
Indulge in a full day of wine tasting as you roam the vineyards and medieval villages of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the region’s most important wine appellations. Explore the villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras, stopping at traditional wineries to sample both red and white wines, and learn the secrets of local wine production. This small-group tour from Avignon also includes a delicious 2-course lunch.
When your ship pulls into port at Marseille, discover the wine appellations of Provence on a small-group visit to two high-quality wineries, carefully selected by a wine expert as your guide. You’ll learn about grape varietals as you sip fine reds, whites, and rosés. Plus, spend free time exploring one of the area’s charming towns. This full-day shore excursion includes port transfers by minivan with a maximum of eight.
The Luberon wine region is renowned for its rich mountain terroir, located between Provence and the Rhône Valley. On this tour, gain an insight into the winemaking process as you visit three different wineries, learn all about French wine classifications and ‘terroir’, and sample a variety of red, wine, and rosé wines during guided wine tastings.
Cooking classes begin at 9:00 am with appointment at the Cuisine Centr’Halles located inside Les Halles d’Avignon market. We start with a visit of the Market to talk about local products, taste and especially create our menu together. We will choose our ingredients and develop our menu, then return to the kitchen for our course and prepare our lunch. Lunch is included and consists of the menu we have prepared, water, wine and coffee. The complete event ends at 13:30. Cooking demonstrations are a fun and light alternative to cooking classes. These start at 10:00 am with an appointment inside the market at the Cuisine Centr’Halles. We start with a market visit and tastings at some of my favorite suppliers. We then return to the kitchen to prepare my recipes tapenades and some other daily preparations.
The Cities of Provence
Tips to help you make the most of yours Golf in Provence
- ALWAYS remember to take out good travel insurance
If you travel by plane, remember the dimensions of your luggage. The airlines are very strict in this regard.
Don’t forget the Golf bag cover
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Do you use the plane to travel to VENICE? Plan your flight!
!! The most convenient airport is TRIESTE – VENEZIA !!
When you arrive at the airport, rent your most comfortable car
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