The French Riviera Places

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Mandelieu-La Napoule

Sports

Golf Club de Cannes-Mandelieu. The Grand Duke Michael of Russia founded the Riviera's first golf course in 1891, known familiarly as The Old Course. Officially it's the International Golf Club Cannes-Mandelieu and has two courses—one with 18 holes (par 71) and one with 9 (par 33), which are the most visually stunning courses in the south of France. The €90 green fee for 18 holes drops nearly 40% if you tee off after 5 pm. Rte. du Golf, Mandelieu–La Napoule, 06210. 04–92–97–32–00. www.golfoldcourse.com. 18-hole course: 5749 meters. Par 71. Green fee: €90. Grand Duke: 9 holes. 2118 meters. Par 33. Green fee: €55. Facilities: Driving range, golf carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, golf academy/lessons, restaurant.

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