Biarritz “le Phare” golf course

  • Golf de Biarritz – Panoramic view

    © Claude Rodriguez

    Golf de Biarritz – Panoramic view

    © Claude Rodriguez

  • Hole 17 at Biarritz Le Phare

    © Claude RODRIGUEZ

    Hole 17 at Biarritz Le Phare

    © Claude RODRIGUEZ

  • Hole 18 at Biarritz Le Phare

    © Claude RODRIGUEZ

    Hole 18 at Biarritz Le Phare

    © Claude RODRIGUEZ

Biarritz “le Phare” golf course 2 Avenue Edith Cavell 64200 Biarritz fr


Originally, it was called the British Golf Club. Taking advantage of the Basque coast, in 1887 the British wanted to recreate England in a small corner and play their favourite sport on the plateau of Phare de Biarritz: the area which surrounds the lighthouse (the “Phare”).

In 1988, the architect Willie Dunn, created an 18-hole course. The Biarritz “le Phare” golf course was born, taking its name from the lighthouse itself, and the surrounding area.


A top 8 French favourite

Since then, the course has made a reputation for itself. Its most recent recognitions are 3rd best kept golf course and 4th best greens (Golf Magazine / October 2015 “listing of favourite golf courses of the French”)

Biarritz is a truly great place to golf: the Biarritz le Phare golf course is now part of Golf Pass, consisting of the top 8 French favourite golf courses.


The Course

  • 18 holes | 84 acres | 5402m | Par 69

This stunning 18-hole course is perfected integrated on the sea front, with a mix of both natural and urban surroundings. The difficulty - just like its beauty – is clear on this hilly Basque coast golf course.

This is a technical and very sporty course, and definitely not an easy win! Built upon a sandy terrain, note the 70 bunkers to contend with. The greens are fast, and the rough is very slight.

The pleasant climate makes for a great game on this course at any time of year.


Nearby accommodation

  • Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa (5 star)
  • Residence de tourisme Mer & Golf in Anglet (3 star)



The Biarritz Cup and 17 professional European circuit tournaments are hosted at the Biarritz le Phare golf course.

Other nearby activities

  • Spa treatment
  • Boutiques in the centre of town
  • Casino
  • Biarritz’s large beach
  • The Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum)


When to visit?

Closed on Tuesdays, except during Christmas and Easter school holidays, and during the months of July and August.



Station: 2.7 miles
Airport: 1.2 miles
Autoroute (highway/motorway): 3.4 miles


Golf de Biarritz le Phare
2 avenue Edith Cavell
64000 Biarritz
Tel: + 33 (0)5 59 03 71 80