A golf designed by Harry Colt on the French Riviera
Exiled on the orders of Tsar Alexander III, the Grand Duke Michael of Russia takes refuge in Cannes with his wife, Sophie de Merenberg, the Countess of Torby. We are in the 1890s. He will then focus on financing many buildings in the region. The most famous is certainly the Old Course Golf.
Located in the pine forest of Napoule, this golf is the first to be built in the Mediterranean. Michael of Russia, passionate about this game, had the idea while traveling in Scotland and he discovered the wonderful courses designed by Harry Colt, a famous architect.
It is indeed he who was asked to create a "9 holes" which later became mythical under the name of "course of the Grand-Duke". Between the Siagne river and the sea, century-old umbrella pines shade you can find an ideal playing ground. To make it accessible, the Russian exile even got the train Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean to a add a stop in Napoule.
Gastronomy and relaxation in Cannes-Mandelieu
From its creation, the Old Course Golf knows a great success. Its location and its environment attract the big names of this world. Kings, queens, princes and princesses, dukes and counts flock to admire it.
This trend is still here today, especially since golf has never stopped developing. A luxury clubhouse, amazing spa, gourmet restaurant and intimate table d'hôte, and woven courses for the most experienced golfer: in this place of prestige, all like to play and relax, even the champions like Victor Dubuisson and Diana Luna.
An new partnership for Engel & Völkers
It is natural that this great place of golf has become the partner of Engel & Völkers. We share the taste of exceptional places and the sweetness of the local climate. Idyllic setting, refined dining, holistic wellness, here, guests are invited to live unique moments.
The Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course Golf Course is not just a golf. In this prestigious place, we learn about another way of life and discover a golf field that is second to none in France.
To put a foot on these grounds, is to decide to see life in pink, and to discover the best parts of the luxury azuréen. A must, really!