Golf De Roquebrune – French Riviera Golf At It’s Finest.

Golf de Roquebrune lies about 80 klms south of Nice and just under 20 klms north from Sainte Maxime.

The golf course and resort is surrounded by the vineyards of Provence and overlooked by the Massif des Maures hills inland from Saint Raphaël and blending harmoniously into the surroundings.

Many holes offer superb panoramic views over the bay of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël, and the Lachens, Maures and Estérel mountains. ular Massif des Maures mountain range.

Michel Gayon who designed Golf de Roquebrune

The golf course was designed by leading French course desinger, Michel Gayon and was opened for play in 1988.

In the same year, Marie and Gérard Delli-Zotti purchased Roquebrune sur Argens, a old sleepy vineyard property.

Their children Christelle and Jonathan, starting taking an interest in the name of the place “Le Vaudois” they discovered that the Vallée du Fournel had welcomed in 1205 the itinerant preachers of the Vaudois religion created in Lyon in 1173 by Pierre Valdès.

This fascination with the region’s history motivated the whole family to revive the property so much so that in 2004 the family proudly enjoyed the first harvest from their aptly-named ‘Château Vaudois’ estate.

Three years later in 2007, the Delli-Zotti’s purchased the Roquebrune Golf Course and began work to vastly improve the facility to the world-class standard it enjoys today.

Marie and Gérard Delli-Zotti (centre) with their son Jonathan (left) and daughter Christelle and her husband (right). (Photo – @AA)

Improvements included the 18 holes, addition of cart paths, the extension of the driving range and refurbishment of the golfers’ facilities – reception area, pro shop and changing rooms.  The interior of the clubhouse was also completely redesigned along with upgrading the restaurant.

Another milestone was in 2011 when the club opened its own hotel, Le Daya Hôtel & Spa.  With just 5 suites, in 2013 it became France’s smallest five-star hotel.

The successful decor of the room highlights the panoramic view of the golf greens in the bay of Saint Raphaël.

Welcome to Golf de Roquebrune Golf Club.

Each year, the club attracts more than 13,000 golfers.

Highlight on the golfing calendar is one of the biggest golfing events of the French Riviera and that is the hosting of the Delli-Zotti Pro-Am and held each year in June.

The Pro-Am is open to all with the following format: A Four Balls Best Ball. Each team consists of a professional and 3 amateurs. The ranking is done by adding the best 2 balls gross and net on each hole.

Conviviality is the key word of this day which includes a lunch at the restaurant of the Roquebrune Golf Resort: The Table of Louis, The Pro-am and the Gala dinner at the Domaine Viticole Resort: Chateau Vaudois. The different participants have a green-fee of recognition to use the week of Pro-Am.

The course itself is not long measuring just 5,761-yards off the Black or back tees, 5,84-yards off the yellow tees, 4,660 off the blue and the ladies layout plays to just 4,407-yards.

There is three par-5s – the 513-yard fifth hole, the 464-yard 9th and 459-yard 16th – and what the course loses in par-5s it makes up with five par-3s – 219-yard 4th hole, 124-yard 8th hole, 208-yard 12th hole, 153rd 15th hole and the over-water carry 18th at 164-yards.

The par-3 18th at Golf de Roquebrune (Photo



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