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French golf chain makes new acquisition

7.25am 13th February 2001 - Property

Open Golf Club, the rapidly growing French golf group, have added another course to their country-wide collection. The acquisition of the well-known Golf d’Opio Valbonne, near Cannes, a highly popular course for British visitors to the South of France takes immediate effect.

The forthcoming season for Valbonne, lying just inland from the coast, is expected to be very busy as the demand for golf increases among the local population and France adds to its profile as a holiday destination for UK golfers.

“Valbonne is a welcome addition to three of our properties in the nearby Provence region,” said M Nicolas Boissonnas, head of Open Golf, “the courses at Servanes, Marseilles la Salette and la Sainte Baume.”

In March the company will re-open the 4 star Domaine de Chateauneuf, a 30-bedroomed, luxury hotel on the course at Golf de la Sainte Baume, following a complete refurbishment. This venue is only a 40-minute drive from the airport at Marseilles.

In addition to these four courses, Open Golf Club operates six more venues. Nimes-Vacquerolles and Saint-Cyprien are also in the south and close to the Mediterranean, while Les Yvelines in Paris, Saint-Julien in Normandy, and Le Touquet and Hardelot just across the Channel are all well-located and in great demand from British visitors.

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