Monte-Carlo Golf Resort
Monaco, French Riviera, Monte Carlo, Côte d'Azur
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Poised on the French Riviera between Nice and San Remo, The Principality of Monte-Carlo enjoys a splendid location on the Mediterranean, with the dramatic backdrop of the Alps. This small city-state offers a nice mix of glamour and traditional Mediterranean flavour. Back in the mid 19th. century, Monte-Carlo was just a deserted plateau, home to a few olive groves far from the glamour and glitter it boasts today. Prince Charles III reigned on this humble yet independent state and had the idea of combining bathing facilities and gaming to become self sufficient. Much later in 1956, the wedding of Prince Rainier and Hollywood star Grace Kelly would bring the final touch of glamour to this fantasy land on the Mediterranean.
In creating a unique lifestyle, Monte-Carlo Resort SBM (Société des Bains de Mer) has endowed Monaco with an international dimension and now runs no less than four luxury hotels and a host of facilities including the famous Casino, Sporting Club, Country Club, Thermes Marins and the Monte-Carlo Golf Club, founded in 1911.
Only a short drive away from Monte Carlo and after a steep climb on the last slopes of the Alps dramatically plunging into the Mediterranean, the Monte Carlo Golf Club is perched in a breathtaking site, nine hundred meters above the sea. From its vantage position, the club seems literrilly suspended between the sky and the sea, looking down on what looks like a miniature version of Monaco! Monte Carlo is also an ideal base to discover the numerous courses of the French and Italian riviera, all within an easy 60 min. drive from the principality.
Monte Carlo SBM Hotels
• Hôtel de Paris
Built in 1864, the Hôtel de Paris is a legendary palace on the famous Place du Casino and an essential port of call for the rich and famous. A true pioneer of luxury hotels, it has preserved its stately original architecture. It is also a gastronomic haven, with its reputed Le Louis XV, a Michelin 3 star restaurant run by acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse.
187 Rooms & Suites • Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse (Michelin 3 star), Le Grill (Michelin 1 star), Côté Jardin (lunch), Bar Américain • Salle Empire (Galas) • 15 Function rooms
• Hôtel Hermitage
A Belle Epoque gem built in 1900, the Hôtel Hermitage in another jewel in the crown of Monte-Carlo Resort. Of subdued elegance and unassuming luxury, it enjoys beautiful views across the harbour to the Rocher (rock) de Monaco.
280 Rooms & Suites • Le Vistamar (Michelin 1 star), Salle Belle Epoque, Limún Bar • 15 Salons • Rooftop golf area (Putting green + Driving net)
• Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel
Less grand but more cosy, Monte-Carlo Beach Hôtel is a discreet and private retreat in a somewhat secluded location on a rocky promontory overlooking a private beach. Built in the 1930's, the hôtel is a blend of Art Deco and Mediterranean architecture that has preserved the enchantment of yesteryear.
47 Rooms & Suites (all with seaview) • 4 Restaurants + Sea Lounge Bar • Private Beach, Watersports & Mooring • Fitness room
• Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Another seaside property, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort lies on a peninsula amidst ten acres of gardens overlooking the sea. Inaugurated in 2005 and inspired by Mediterranean palaces, it offers a host of activities while lying next to the Sporting Club and the Country Club.
334 Rooms & Suites • 3 Bars + 4 Restaurants • Heated indoor & outdoor Pool, Mooring & Watersports • Spa • Casino • 10 Function rooms
MONTE CARLO SBM RESORT
Monte-Carlo is famous for its Grand Prix, Tennis Open and Casino, another Belle Epoque jewel and the absolute reference for all players. Inaugurated in 1868, the Café de Paris is an historical brasserie with a trendy terrace on the Place du Casino - the place to be and to be seen! Next to the Casino and with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean, the Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo offers an original and holistic approach to thalassotherapy through its montecarlothalasso and montecarlospa signature treatments - the perfect setting to unwind after an exciting day at the Principality!
• Casino de Monte-Carlo
Table Games: Salon Europe (European & English Roulette) • Salon des Amériques (Black Jack, Craps, American Roulette) • Salons Privés (European Roulette, Chemin de Fer, Black Jack, Punto Blanco, etc.)
Slot Machines: Atrium • Salle Blanche
• Monte-Carlo Country Club
Venue of the Monte-Carlo Open • 21 Clay courts (5 floodlit) overlooking the sea and MC Beach Hotel• 2 Decoturf courts • Squash court • Pool
• Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo
6.660 sqm. facility overlooking the Mediterranean • Aqua-Fitness Complex (indoor heated seawater pool, Turkish bath & sauna) • Spa & Thalasso • 37 Treatment booths with seaview • Salon Bleu (Beauty salon) • Philippe Starck Hair Spa • Fitness Centre with seaview
• Sporting Club Monte-Carlo
Club, Live Concerts & 4 Restaurants (Bar, Boeuf & Co + The Fuji)
Monte Carlo Golf Club
• Championship Course (alt. 900 m./3,000 ft.)
Built by The Committee (1911) - 18 holes - 6,058 yds - Par 69 - SSS 70,4 - Slope 126
Only a short drive away from Monte Carlo and after a steep climb on the last slopes of the Alps dramatically plunging into the Mediterranean, the Monte Carlo Golf Club is perched in a breathtaking site, nine hundred meters above the sea. From its vantage position, the club seems literrilly suspended between the sky and the sea, looking down on what looks like a miniature version of Monaco!
Monte Carlo was created in 1911 as the result of amicable pressure from the large British community in Monaco at that time. Giving the difficulty of finding suitable land in the tiny and steep Principality, the course was built elsewhere, in this very special setting of Mont-Agel but not without having to struggle against rather complex natural conditions. Although the climate of the Cote d'Azur is mild throughout the year, Mont-Agel suffers scorching summers and harsh winters, due to its high altitude. Indeed, it is not unusual to find snow one metre deep in winter!
In its early days, the lack of fairways made playing difficult and the course did not have a very good reputation. Nevertheless, huge civil engineering work and earth moving were undertaken thirty years ago, under the presidency of Prince Pierre and Jean Charles Rey, to extend and improve the layout. These works have completely transformed the layout into a top championship golf course which is now the venue of the Monte Carlo Open, on the European PGA Tour. Although the course still has some steep slopes due to its mountainous setting, it does have the advantage of a remarkable environment difficult to match anywhere else in the world.
French & Italian Riviera Golf
Further afield yet within easy reach of Monte Carlo, the French Riviera boasts an impressive collection of top class layouts and vintage golf courses designed by such legendary names as Harry S. Colt, Robert Trent Jones Senior, Robert von Hagge and Gary Player. There is also a vintage Peter Gannon course just across the border in the famous seaside resort of San Remo, on the Italian Riviera
• Royal Mougins Golf Club
Robert von Hagge (1993) 18 holes - 6,569 yds - Par 71 - SSS 72,9 - Slope 140
In a secluded valley between ancient stone terraces covered with mature olive trees, Royal Mougins is challenging for the professional - it is the venue of the Air France Cannes Open, while remaining accessible to the amateur, who will enjoy a exhilarating design with outstanding landscaping. Von Hagge has designed the course like an Impressionist painter, playing with the lights and shadows of the lush vegetation surrounding the course to enhance the contours and shapes of greens and fairways. A splendid course in a superb location much celebrated by painters and artists. To ensure that guests are given the same exclusive golf experience as members, Royal Mougins only allows a maximum of twenty visitors to play per day.
• Cannes-Mougins Golf Country Club
Peter Allis & Dave Thomas (1976) 18 holes - 6,852 yds - Par 72 - SSS 73,5 - Slope 135
Cannes-Mougins is one of the finest and most prestigious club on the Riviera and boasts such honorary members as the Aga Kahn, the Prince of Monaco or the Baron de Rotschild. The club has also been the venue of Cannes Open for more than ten years and it has a reputation for championship green keeping and spotless conditions.
• Cannes Mandelieu
Old Course: Harry S. Colt (1891) 18 holes - 6,151 yds - Par 71 - SSS 68,6 - Slope 115
Grand Duc: Harry S. Colt (1891) 9 holes - 2,118 m./2,317 yds - Par 31
Located in a beautiful pine grove on the shores of the Mediterranean at the outskirts of Cannes, Cannes-Mandelieu is the oldest golf club on the Cote d'Azur. Founded back in 1891 by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia, it has been ever since frequented by the European aristocracy and the Jet Set. The Club features two courses: the Grand Duc Michel nine hole course and the eighteen hole Old Course. The Grand Duc is a challenging nine holler stretching through lush umbrella pine groves. The Old Course shares the same natural setting, but with the particularity that a river has to be crossed twice by ferry between holes!
• Riviera G&CC
Robert Trent Jones Senior (1991) 18 holes - 5,973 yds - Par 71- SSS 70,6 - Slope 127
Laid out in the most beautiful surroundings, under the shade of oaks and pine trees, with the gentle sound of a river running in the background. Near to the town center and only a few drives away from the Bay of Cannes, the Riviera Golf Club is an oasis of peace and tranquility where everybody can take a rest.
• Sanremo Degli Ulivi Golf Club (Italy)
Peter Gannon (1932) 18 Holes - 5,690 yds - Par 69 - SSS 68,7
The Ulivi Golf Course was built in the 1930' to cater for the British tourists staying a the seaside resort of San Remo and wishing to play golf in the region. Between 1934 and 1948, San Remo has been the venue of no less than five Italian Opens. Designed by Peter Gannon in the beautiful Val Gogna above San Remo, the course was hewn out of the foothills slopping down to the Mediterranean. In these splendid surroundings, the fairways run up and down the valley amidst lush olive groves - hence its name Degli Ulivi, meaning olive tree in Italian. The course location provides for breathtaking panoramic views over the Mediterranean and the mountainous backdrop.
French Riviera - Côte d'Azur
Nestling on the French Riviera - between Nice and San Remo, The Principality of Monaco enjoys a splendid location on the Mediterranean, with the dramatic backdrop of the Alps. This small city-state offers a nice mix of glamour and traditional Mediterranean flavour, with such contrasting sights as the cosmopolitan harbour filled with luxurious yachts and the picturesque narrow streets of the old fortified town. At the heart of the ancient district, the famed Palace is the residence of the Grimaldi family, who has been reigning on the Principality since 1297. Monte Carlo also boast a superb Opera house and ballet company, a renowned Oceanographic Museum and a splendid Exotic Garden.
On the border between France and Italy, it is also the perfect base to discovered the numerous treasures of the French Riviera - Cannes, Nice, the small villages of the backcountry that have inspired many painters, with the dramatic backdrop of the the Maritime Alps - as well as the charms of the Italian Riviera dei Fiori, with San Remo as it capital.
Address & Contact
Monte-Carlo Resort SBM
Place du Casino
Monaco, Principality of Monte-Carlo
Nice, 22 km. + San Remo (Italy), 40 km.
Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport (NCE), 40 km.
Hôtel de Paris, Hermitage & Monte-Carlo Bay: All year
Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel: March to mid November
Monte-Carlo Golf Club: All year (restriction may apply in winter)
Monaco (sea level): Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers
Golf Course (alt. 900 m./3,000 ft.): Alpine/Mediterranean, with cool winters and warm summers