Golf de Chiberta
This prestigious, privately owned club is only ten minutes from the centre of Biarritz, but it has a completely different look and feels to all the other courses in the area.
With ocean views, slick greens and lots of deceptive slopes and borrows, Golf de Chiberta is a really rewarding course to play. It’s a nice one to walk on too, thanks to the sandy soil underfoot.
Golf de Chiberta was created by the brilliant golf course architect Tom Simpson, way back in 1927. Apart from undergoing refurbishments to meet the demands of the modern day golfer, it really hasn’t changed much in style since then.
With six holes running alongside the dunes that meet the Atlantic Ocean, and the remaining twelve carving their way through mature pine trees, there’s plenty here to keep you on your toes. If the wind picks up while you’re on the links holes, that will certainly test your skills.
With many more villas and houses surrounding the course since Tom’s day, you’ll have your work cut out keeping your ball off their verandas, not to mention the nearby beach. But if you can manage that, you’re in for a real treat.