"Cannes-Mougins is for me one of the best courses in Europe", Severiano Ballesteros
A little bit of history
The Golf Country Club of Cannes-Mougins, formerly called Cannes Country Club was designed in 1923 and opened a few years later, in 1927. The Golf Club was created thanks to the generosity of wealthy members such as the Prince Pierre of Monaco, the Aga Kahn, the Baron Edouard de Rotschild…
The Club House is an old 17th century oil press with its period water tower in the purest Provencal style.
The Golf will live like this, with its prestigious members until the beginning of the Second World War. . During the war, the Club was closed and occupied by the German army.
After the war, the Club will survive until 1970. The course line had then become obsolete according to the criteria of the late 1960s.
Without watering, the Club closed during the summer months as the Côte d’Azur gradually became an important tourist destination and new golf courses began to emerge elsewhere. It was becoming urgent to do something…
At the end of 1976, the owners undertook to sell the Club House, the course and the Château de la Bouillide to a newly created 500-member public limited company.
This public limited company immediately modernized the Club House and organized the reconstruction of the course, which was entrusted to the architects Peter Allis and Dave Thomas.
These two architects will build a course of more than 6200 meters in the middle of nature and protected from any real estate aggression. The inauguration will take place on November the 18th 1978..
In 1979, the first major international tournament, the Cannes-Mougins Open, took place, which lasted until 1994. From 1984 the Cannes-Mougins Open will be included in the calendar of events of the European circuit. The greatest international players will walk on the fairways of the course, including Greg Norman, Severiano Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie….
The course was redesigned in 2015 by the architect Tom Mackenzie to bring it into line with the latest developments in golf equipment and make it a more competitive and attractive course.