Villeneuve sur Lot Golf and Country Club is located at the very heart of the Lot et Garonne department in the Aquitaine region of South West France.
With the Atlantic coast to the West, the Mediterranean to the East and the Pyrenees to the South helping form a micro-climate, resulting in long balmy summers and short brisk winters. Whilst the climate is similar to our more famous neighbour, the Dordogne, the pace of life is calmer and relatively untouched by intensive tourism.
Often referred to as 'the market garden' of France, the region is a peaceful land of plenty! In the South, the Garonne River dominates on its way to the Atlantic coast and Bordeaux, to the North the River Lot meanders through Villeneuve and is a constant supply to the neighbouring fruit and produce farmers, for which this area is famous. For wine connoisseurs, various 'appellations' stretch right through the region, from the world renowned Medoc, St Emillion and Pomerols of Bordeaux to the less well known, but equally palatable local wines of Monbazillac, Buzet and Perchamant.
The immediate area is steeped in medieval history, with many 'Bastide Villages' and 'Grande Chateaux', relatively unchanged from the 10th and 11th century. The area played an important in the 'Hundred Year War', with Castillon playing host to the end of the conflict in 1453.
Nowadays, village life is a little slower and calmer, with abundant colourful markets, bars, cafes and fine restaurants.
Bordeaux and Toulouse are truly a shopaholics paradise! whilst nearby Agen or Bergerac offer more than enough shops and boutiques for most.
Locally, there is fantastic fishing to be found and canoeing, cycling or horse riding. Further afield the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts offer superb beaches and in winter the Pyrenees has excellent skiing stations and less hectic than the Alps.
Constructed in 1987 and designed by Robert Berthet, this now mature course offers a firm but fair challenge from the competition tees. Play from the forward tees and this allows the holiday golfer an enjoyable round, whatever their level.
The course offers the golfer a fresh challenge on each tee, with no two holes the same. The greens are regarded as the best in the region, always in top condition and are a delight to putt on. Surrounded by farm land, burning bright yellow with the sunflowers during the summer, the course meanders through an old fruit farm, where wayward shots can be rewarded by plums, apples or pears!
7 interconnected lakes supply the necessary irrigation to the course and form features on many of its holes, as it mounts and descends the hillside. Stunning views of the beautiful surrounding countryside are to be found on most of the course.
Before you venture out onto the course visit the well-stocked Pro-Shop, where a warm welcome will greet you and where you will also find a selection of VSL logoed clothing and souvenirs. Then warm up at the Driving Range and Practice greens, before experiencing this wonderful course, that will leave you wanting to do it all again, as soon as possible!
‘Le 19’, the recently refurbished Brasserie and Clubhouse, offers excellent cuisine, in lovely surroundings, with wonderful terrace views over the 18th green, a perfect place to unwind with friends and reflect over your round and missed putts!
Or maybe play a few sets of tennis or just relax on the sun terrace and soak up the sun before cooling off in the large swimming pool.
The Golf Club has a large and active International Membership, with many activities and competitions throughout the year, for all levels of golfers. New Members of the Club are always made welcome and will soon feel at home amongst newly made friends.
The exclusive 9 plots offered for development, border
the 1st hole of the golf course.
All plots are south-facing and take advantage of the
best outlook to be found on the course.
The plots offer views over many fairways, lakes and
Each plot will be separated naturally by planting or
by fencing, will be fully landscaped and will retain
as many fruit trees as possible.
Each development is encouraged to invest in the many eco systems available, to take advantage of the financial incentives offered upon installation, the long term savings in running costs and the enhanced re-sale value of a property with a low carbon output and with a high energy efficency.
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