It was built in 1992 by American architect Donald Fream, the same man who designed one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, the Pezula golf course on the shores of the Indian Ocean in South Africa. Pezula loosely translates to “Up there with the gods.” And at the Dolce Frégate Provence in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, the architect was again clearly inspired by the beauty of the site, with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean. This course is also near Bandol, the seaside resort famous for its AOC wines.
Two courses for every skill level
Here, players have a choice between two complementary courses.
The Frégate, considered one of the architect’s most sumptuous achievements, is challenging, designed for more experienced players. It requires consistency and, as a reward, offers an extraordinary panorama, with fifteen scenic viewpoints overlooking the sea and the surrounding islands. Hole 3, a par 3 with three tiers, is tucked in a rocky canyon reminiscent of the sweeping landscapes of the American West, a natural theater of stone with singular acoustics. Hole 10 is a picture-postcard setting, played on a bumpy fairway and arriving on a very deep green. The 9-hole Frégalon course is designed especially for beginners having recently acquired their green card, but is nevertheless a genuine and exciting course that calls for different key golfing techniques at each hole.