An 18-hole golf course, with a restaurant, a professional golf shop and a driving range,
set in some 23 ha with the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop
Nice, ALPES-MARITIMES provence-cote-dazur 06000 FR

Location

This golf course is 15 km from an international airport and a TGV train station, 8 km from the motorway and 1.5 km from the beaches. It straddles the communes of Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins and Biot. This medieval village, member of the association “Ville et Métiers d'Art” since 1997, is the capital of contemporary glasswork and attracts tourists, artists and personalities from all over the world. Fernand-Léger gave the town artistic fame by installing his National Museum on the outskirts of the village. The Sophia-Antipolis technology park is nearby. It comprises 2,230 companies and 36,300 employees, with 63 different nationalities, who mix with 4,000 researchers and 5,000 students. This golf course is ideally located less than a kilometre from the Marineland theme park and the La-Siesta casino, a mythical leisure spot by the sea. Cannes and Nice are respectively 17 and 22 km away.

Description

Transformed into a golf course in 1930 on the whim of an English lord, these grounds were previously home to the old, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins racecourse. Seen from the air, it takes on the shape of a right-angled triangle, the northern corner pointing towards the hilltop village of Biot and the base running parallel to the sea between Antibes and Nice. The totally flat land is crossed by two little rivers, the Brague and the Valmasque, which join together within its boundaries before flowing a few hundred metres further on into the Mediterranean Sea. The centre of the estate includes carparks, a driving range, a restaurant, a professional golf shop and areas housing technical facilities. Entrance is gained by the public via the D504 which comes down from the medieval village of Biot and goes to Antibes, the coastal road and the A6 or “sun motorway” linking Cannes and Nice.

The 18-hole golf course

On a surface area spanning more than 22 ha, its trees harmoniously planted, not only around the perimeter but also in parallel lines laid in a north-south direction, provide sportsmen and women with welcome shade. The various groves give the course a cosy character, putting the busy tourist region out of mind. The course was designed at the request of its owner, a relative of the Queen of England, by Percy-Boomer. This international champion was classified as “one of the top 17 professional golfers of all time” by Golf-Magazine. The course then became a popular playground for the Kennedys, Bill-Crosby and Gustave V, King of Sweden, who became Honorary Chairman and was a fervent enthusiast of this course.

The “Bastide du Roy” restaurant

This restaurant has an interior capacity of 110 covers, divided between two upstairs rooms. One of these reception areas dominates the course’s green number 4. An outdoor, sunny terrace is able to seat 200 covers on the bank of the river. The kitchens and the toilets are upstairs. Two bars are open to customers. One is upstairs, the other on the terrace. The latter is a convivial meeting place for players and their guests. The ground floor of this building houses the golfers changing rooms, toilets, a professional golf shop and administrative offices.

The technical facilities and workshop

This golf course includes a maintenance workshop and an area that houses the maintenance equipment as well as a fleet of golf carts.

Our opinion

This golf course, the oldest in the region, is in a privileged setting, exuding convivial charm. It was created by and for the jet set who enjoyed going horseracing and is much appreciated for its course, straightforward but not simplistic. It does not have an easy slope rating and good players are often tested. The unobstructed vista of the old village, perched on its rocky spur, and the panoramic view with the Alps in the background make this an ideal leisure spot. The proximity of the urban areas around Nice and Cannes, with the fifth largest number of inhabitants in France, guarantees its future. Courtesy of its numerous assets, it could be transformed into a leisure centre, just a few minutes from the beach. Its exceptional setting could also become a haven for a middle-class property for nature lovers and enthusiasts of wide-open spaces, just a few minutes from the French Riviera and its social whirl.

Exclusive sale

12 500 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense


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Reference 967031

Land registry surface area 20 ha 33 a 3 ca
Main building surface area 365 m2

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Regional representative


Roger Pertuisot +33 1 42 84 80 85

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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