The perfect complement
Many fitness and wellness centres today propose formulas combining golf and relaxation. After a morning out on the green, continue to treat yourself with a massage, an affusion or seawater shower, and body wrap. Or simply relax in a spa or hot tub with view of the sea or the mountains. Perhaps you prefer to pamper yourself and get energized before going out to play? Anything is possible.You decide.
France, a destination with class
France's diversity, with its seaside, countryside and mountains, makes for a number of getaway possibilities marrying golf and wellbeing.
On the Atlantic coast, the Relais Thalasso de La Baule in the Loire Valley faces the ocean and a fine, sandy beach. Not far from there, on a 220-hectare estate bordering the Brière Regional Park, the Golf International de La Baule welcomes you on its three golf courses. Or head to the Mediterranean on the French Riviera, to the Spa Terre Blanche. This sweet, sunlit spot away from the daily grind is ideal for relaxing, and offers various activities for young and old.
Lovers of fresh air and wide spaces might prefer an escape to the Alps, to the Evian Royal Resort, internationally renowned for the quality of its spa and the reputable Evian Masters Golf Club. You would certainly also enjoy a stay at the Hôtel & Spa de la Bretesche in the Loire Valley, a Relais & Chateaux establishment that combines athletic challenge and relaxation with joie de vivre and local heritage.
Feeling good is about pampering, but also about treating yourself. For the gourmand epicurean, France has an array of golf courses and spas located at the heart of the vineyards. Nearby Bordeaux, the Golf du Médoc awaits you in a friendly, contemporary atmosphere. It is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe, in part for its conception and the quality of its site.
For something a little quieter yet still in the Bordeaux countryside, the Relais de Margaux is bound to seduce you. Its balneotherapy centre is surrounded by a remarkable 18-hole golf course, all on a beautiful 45-hectare estate. The Château des Vigiers in Dordogne-Perigord will also charm you, with its luxury hotel, 27-hole golf course, spa and 16-hectare Bergerac appellation vineyard.
Finally, for some tranquility and a complete change of scenery, make your way to Hôtel Golf & Spa les Dryades, in the heart of the Indre department in the Loire Valley. An ideal resort for golfers of all levels, spa enthusiasts and nature lovers.