Golf in the basque country, a paradise like no other places !
The Simone Thion de la Chaume Trophy now held in Biarritz, at the Golf du Phare.
After taking place many times at the Chantaco golf course in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Simone Thion de la Chaume Trophy is now held in Biarritz, at the Golf du Phare.
Created in 1999, this trophy had remained the only Open Senior Female until 2010.
Limited to indexes less than 9.4; the number of participants is limited to 108 players. This event is a reference for women’s golf senior.
A new event, the cup STC, little sister of the trophy is launched. Open to higher indexes, there are now 140 players to be seen –and followed- on the Golf du Phare.
A Guest of villa Kaioa, golf player himself with a low index, took pleasure in following the women’s competitions (in this case the Ladies Lacoste Open de France which took place at the Golf de Chantaco in Saint-Jean-de-Luz) because, he said, he could compare himself to them, for example in terms of length of drive.
The Simone Thion de la Chaume Trophy and the STC Cup will take place from Tuesday the 23rd to Saturday the 27th of April.
The Biarritz Cup is 120 years old !
In Biarritz, still at the Golf du Phare, the Biarritz Cup will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2019. This event, the oldest competition reserved for amateurs in France, sees from years to years the level rise. The four-day, 72-holes competition is the amateur competition that comes the closest to the professional format.
For the Biarritz Cup, 500 competitors, men and women, of all nationalities come to compete sportingly on the Golf du Phare courses for a week. Nearly 5,000 spectators follow them, which makes it a magnificent golf party in Biarritz to be followed.
The Biarritz Cup takes place every year in July, this year, from July the 11th to the 14th
(being the national day of France, with a massive fireworks to be enjoyed in the evening in Biarritz –as well as from Bidart-).
Grand Prix de Chiberta
In Anglet, the Grand Prix of Chiberta gathers 114 players who have an index lower than 2.4 and 42 players who have an index lower than 6.4. The competition is played over 4 days with a cut after 36 holes.
The Chiberta Grand Prix is preceded by the Chiberta Cup open to men whose index is below 9.6 and women whose index is less than 11.7; This competition is played over 4 days and cut after the 2nd round. The special feature of this event is to be spread over 2 weekends, the last 2 stages being played in the last 2 phases of the Grand Prix Chiberta.
Chiberta Grand Prix runs from July the 4th to the 7th
French TV Report about golf de Chiberta october 2017
Among the major golf meetings and competitions in the Basque Country,
let’s not forget the Makilas tournaments that bring together golf enthusiasts for amateur competitions and Pro-am tournament, for more than 30 years;
Other major golf competition, the one of Moliets (southern Landes), from March the 22nd to the 24th and the one of Nivelle in Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Ciboure from April the 5th to the 7th.
In the Basque Country, from the south of the Landes to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and in the Béarn -Béarn is one adjacent province to the Basque Country, located in the Pyrenees Mountains and in the plain at their feet-, 16 golf courses are located within a 100km radius. In the South Basque Country, from San Sebastián to Bilbao and further south, 11 more courses. What to enthuse the most demanding golfers.
From Villa Kaioa –in Bidart-, all golf courses are easily accessible. The Golf of Ilbaritz (and its practice attached to it) is 3km away, 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. We can sometimes see very beautiful playing since a number of our French champions come to practice!
So, fancy a golf in the basque country ?
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