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"To the South of Biarritz, close to St. Jean de Luz, a very British feeling course. Mainly through woodland on the upper section with water coming into play as the holes close in on the flatter land around the fine pink Clubhouse. One of Biarritz's better kept secrets..."
"Undoubtedly one of the best courses in France. A great test of anyone's golf: tight fairways wriggling through the pines to Greens well defended by water and deep bunkers. Should definitely be played at least once in your career and well worth the 45-minute drive north from Biarritz".
"A small, friendly Club, with a quaint old course that even includes a disused quarry as a rather prominent hazard! A real local's Club overlooking the lovely port of St. Jean de Luz, where you will feel the full warmth of the Basque sporting spirit".
THE LANDES department has 11,000 acres of lakes and ponds, 600 km of waterways second class, 1,600 km of streams and rivers of the first category and 150km of coastline on the Atlantic.
In the rivers, you can fish for 'goujons', 'ablettes', 'gardons', carp, pike and eels, trout and silures, and for the more experienced anglers, there are also the migrant species like 'alose', 'lamproie', salmon' and mulets in season.
Night fishing for carp and fly fishing are authorized at certain times every year.
In the lakes, perch, tench, pike, black-bass and 'sandre' are common.
SEA FISHING FROM THE SHORE Surf-casting is practiced all along the coast, depending on the tides and swell, as well as fishing for sole, sea bream, turbot and bar from the rocks and harbour walls.
Enjoy the unexpected sites you will encounter while kayaking the Adour river and its tributaries, they form a fascinating and attractive cruising area, despite their isolation from the main waterway network.
Several tributaries of the Adour are also navigable for a short distance upstream from their confluence.
The rivers are free-flow, free of commercial traffic and with very little boat traffic.
Drive thru the most beautiful towns and villages the Basque region can offer. You will encounter lots of markets nearby in Espelette, Sare, thermal baths in Cambo les Bains, shopping in Bayonne, Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz. Or you can adventure into San Sebastian in Spain, a city not to be missed.
During the summer you will find plenty of festivals to visit. Each town offering something different and unique, from food, to music to crafts.
Just hop on a car and drive away.