Discover the best golf courses in the Basque Country
In addition to offering you the sea, the mountains and typical villages with impressive greenery thanks to a mild climate all year round, the Basque Country is full of golf courses that will delight both experienced golfers and beginners. Over the years, this sport has become one of the symbolic local activities…
The Basque Country is a golfer’s paradise. Whatever your level, you will find an ideal playing field in the Basque Country.
There are almost ten golf courses in the Basque Country, with landscapes ranging from wave-swept coasts to green hills. In a pine forest, on the sand, in the city, in the mountains, there are many types of courses to choose from.
Have you found any golf courses in the Basque Country that catch your eye?
- How about combining the pleasures of golf with relaxation in a charming accommodation in the Basque Country?
- Opt for accommodation where everything is provided to recover from your physical efforts with a sauna and a large heated swimming pool.
Our hotel in the Basque Country is ideally located with 8 golf courses within a radius of less than 15 km, some of which offer courses with direct views of the ocean or the Pyrenees mountains.
At Laminak we offer a range of golf packages including breakfast, green fee, picnic, dinner and a thalasso break.
To find out more about our golf packages, click here
You can also enjoy a moment of relaxation after an 18-hole round on one of our deckchairs lining our heated swimming pool, while enjoying a cool local drink in the calm of the garden.
Land of golf par excellence, find below some of the best golf courses in the Basque Country near the hotel:
THE ARCANGUES GOLF COURSE
The Arcangues golf course, located 5 minutes from the Laminak hotel, was created in the 1990s by the brothers Guy and Jean d’Arcangues on the family property which surrounds the village and the Château of the same name.
Pleasant for all levels of golfer, this sporting course located in the heart of the Basque Country offers various views all along the Basque countryside and on the Rhune, the emblematic mountain of the region. At the top of the hill, the Club House presides, facing south. The golf course flows straight ahead to return from the east and lay out its eighteenth green at the foot of the terrace.
Around the clubhouse, the graceful “Demeures” watch with satisfaction or indulgence over birdies, eagles and bogeys.
Finally, after your round of golf, discover the restaurant with its lively table d’hôte, its warm ambience and its panoramic view of the Pyrenees.
THE MAKILA GOLF CLUB
Located in the town of Bassussary, just outside Bayonne, 10 minutes from our hotel, the Makila Golf Club Bayonne – Bassussarry Pays Basque is an 18-hole course offering a relaxing, wooded setting that will give golfers of all levels real pleasure.
The main idea that guided the American architect Rocky Roquemore in the early 90s was the space available to build a golf course in the middle of an oak forest. This space made it possible to create a course, the longest in the Landes region on the border of the Southern Basque Country, with wide fairways, holes that are very distinct from each other and sometimes distant from the following tees. The course, very hilly, is however not penalizing, and if one carries out seldom eagles or albatrosses one generally plays its handicap.
BIARRITZ LE PHARE GOLF COURSE
It was in 1888, designed by the architect Willy Dunn, that the Biarritz le Phare golf course welcomed its first players. You should not be fooled by the easy aspect of its courses, which do not require any major physical effort. Its difficulty lies in its technicality.
The course is 5,379m long, covers 30 hectares and has nearly 70 bunkers. The 6 par 3s are excellent and often very difficult to negotiate, however the high quality greens are playable all year round.
The location of the course, 15 minutes from our hotel, close to the ocean in the city centre offers proximity to all services such as restaurants, the beach and shops. Facing the ocean, the temperature is pleasant in all seasons, even on the hottest days.
CHIBERTA GOLF COURSE
Located on the edge of the ocean in Anglet, 15 minutes from our hotel, it is ranked 4th of the 50 best French golf courses. With a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, this 18-hole golf course has a natural lake and a forest that extends over part of it.
Golfers can play in all seasons in a varied setting. The pleasure of playing on an attractive course, but beware, when the winds come from the sea, the holes along the beach become very interesting and all players can enjoy the challenges of a real Scottish link.
There is also a 9-hole course called the Empress Course, which is excellent for beginners and very enjoyable for advanced players. The club offers junior and advanced courses, as well as discovery sessions.
ILBARRITZ GOLF COURSE
Close to Biarritz, the capital of French golf, Ilbarritz has developed an exceptional concept, a magnificent international training centre that is unique of its kind. This centre was created at the end of the 80’s and is located 10 minutes from our hotel. It is a unique complex in Europe by the beauty of its site and its technical level.
All the shots, all the methods, all the obstacles of a real golf course combined for optimal learning.
Situated on the edge of the sea with a breathtaking view, this 14-hectare complex allows amateur and professional players to train and improve their skills, thanks to a practice area with 14 progressively arranged workshops.
Everything is designed to work on your swing, it is a training ground for high level golfers. The practice areas are linked by a perimeter layout and some are covered for all-weather play.
Surrounding it is a magnificent nine-hole course for practical applications. Situated in an exceptional setting, the Ilbarritz training centre offers a sumptuous view of the Basque coast and the Pyrenees. It also offers quality teaching at all levels (from beginners to advanced players) for adults and juniors. It is also ideal for a golf clinic or for taking your first steps on a 9 hole golf course. Its course allows you to train according to your desires or weaknesses.
THE CHANTACO GOLF COURSE
Created in 1928, the Chantaco Golf Club, 15 minutes from our hotel, is an association club with an 18-hole course at the gates of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, alternating between fairways in the middle of pine trees on slightly undulating ground, and plains on more open ground for a more relaxed end of the course.
It is an athletic 18-hole course like its neighbours. Difficult and very diversified, it is divided into two parts: a first part with nine hilly holes in the forest and then nine holes with several water obstacles. Five holes, 2, 3, 5, 11 and 12 are considered difficult to negotiate and where it is advisable to play strategically.
LA NIVELLE GOLF COURSE
Opened in 1907, the Golf de la Nivelle in Ciboure, 20 minutes from our hotel, is built on an old quarry. Because of its unique, typically British, hilly course, the greens are often sloping and require a lot of precision on the second shot.
Its surroundings allow you to discover different panoramas of the ocean, the Pyrenees and the port of Saint Jean-de-Luz. Many varieties of trees line the course and it would be unforgivable not to look up and admire the panorama that awaits you at hole 17, whatever your card.