The Golf du Phare, one of the most beautiful golf courses on the Basque coast
Historic on the Basque coast, the Phare golf course welcomed its first players in 1888. A century later, the prestigious Ilbarritz training center opened its doors on the Basque coast. When it was created in the 19th century, the British Golf Club at the Plateau du Lighthouse in Biarritz consisted of an 18-hole course for men and a 9-hole course for women. The club's first president was none other than Lord Shand, adviser to Queen Victoria. The site also featured tennis courts, cricket and croquet grounds, as well as pigeon shooting. In 1989, a year after its inauguration, the golf course was redesigned by renowned English architects Tom and Willie Dunn. In 1920, it will experience further improvements, particularly in terms of its length. In 1926, the club house was also enlarged and refurbished. Today, the Biarritz golf course is a prestigious site that spans 34 hectares. Par 69, 5402 meters long, it is not physical but technical with its more than 70 bunkers. The length of the course has given it a privileged location very close to downtown Biarritz. On the lighthouse plateau, near the ocean, it enjoys a very pleasant climate, which remains mild in winter and summer. The individual daily greens fees vary from 65 euros off season to 80 euros in season. The junior rate is 32.50 euros out of season and 40 euros in season. For the 9 holes, the price is 42 to 55 euros.
More and more popular property around the Biarritz golf course
The Saint-Charles district, around the Biarritz golf course, is a popular area whose coastline continues to increase. Its advantages are the proximity to the beaches, in particular that of Miramar, a privileged environment with the possibility of properties with sea views, and immediate access to the city center, its shops and its cultural life. The green lung formed by the 34 hectares of the golf course makes this area one of the most sought after in the Basque city. Near the second oldest golf course in France, the area is quiet, green and predominantly residential. The Saint-Charles district has all the amenities, and the historic city center is both accessible on foot and very well served by the bus network. The area overlooks the city and in some places offers beautiful views of it. The district exudes an atmosphere of tranquility and elegance, ideal for acquiring prestigious real estate. There are properties of character, of various surfaces: T3 or T4 apartments of 80 m2 to more than 110 m2 with terrace and ocean view sold between 800,000 and 1,100,000 euros; houses of 120 to 140 m2, with garage and swimming pool and 4 bedrooms or more, around 1,200,000 euros; or even houses with typical Basque-Landes architecture, with interior character of more than 300 m2, around 1,500,000 euros. All this obviously explains why golf is one of the most popular sectors of the property market in Biarritz.