A golf course with Provençal tones
One of the newest in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, the 18-hole course at the Cabre d’Or Golf Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Inaugurated in 2008, this 3-star golf course lies in the heart of the pine forests of Cabriès, a small town in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, strategically located between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.
Hugues Lambert, a Rhône-Alpes specialist in mountain layouts, has here illustrated his talents on the Mediterranean relief of Provence giving new life to a project initiated at the beginning of the 20th century. The architect designed the course in the heart of the emblematic landscapes of the Sainte-Victoire, the Massif de l’Etoile and the Pilon du Roy, drawing a set of arabesques from the centre of the estate where the club house and driving range are grouped together and playing with the topography of the terrain and endemic species.
Hole N° 18, a Par 5 which is one of the longest in Europe, gives a certain singularity to this very Provençal course.
Ideally located near the Marseille Provence airport and the Aix-en-Provence TGV train station, between the Luberon, the Aix region, the creeks and the beaches of the coast, the complex with its very local sounds of La Cabre d’Or has for the comfort of golfers a snack bar, a fitness centre and a holiday residence, the Odalys de la Cabre d’Or residence, which overlooks the golf course and faces the Sainte-Victoire.
Just 10 minutes from the old Cabriès, a typically Provencal village full of charm dominated by its castle housing the Edgar Mélik museum and now one of the stages of the GR 2013, the Cabre d’Or site is an ideal holiday destination for golfers inclined to taste the hidden charms of Provence.