Fauna and Flora

Fauna and Flora

Provence offers an ideal environment for the local fauna and flora to thrive in a setting that is unique in France. During your golf game, and depending on the season, you can see rabbits, marmots, pigeons and other seagulls and ducks that surround you and take full advantage of the natural wealth of the course to live a peaceful life on the heights of Bandol, and to meet golfers ...

Come and discover our typically Mediterranean environment. Our courses are surrounded by varied fauna and flora making our course even more inviting and more pleasant to traverse. This environment gives another dimension to our golf course: a more enjoyable golf day!


To the right of the tees, remnants of a well, which supplied the orchard in the valley belowFrégalon, can be seen.


On the left of the hole, construction of a future vineyard.

Beautiful flowers can be observed in front of the remains of a "Hunter’s lookout" dry stone cottage.


The golf course’s special features are the elevated areas, made by a quarry from which blocks were extracted.

If one looks well, one can see a stalactite merging with a stalagmite (long work from the flow of an old fault). The shore, at the bottom of the golf course, is pierced with underwater grottos. Some of them form rooms made up of stalactites. The Gosquer de Cassis cavern is not there.

When Provence was at the equator, a time that has left massifs of fossilized coral and fossilized nautiluses.


At the start, at the close of the drive, the hill protrudes up to the middle of the existing fairway, it is difficult to prevent the balls from escaping to the left.


Our ducks are used to asking for dry bread.


Hole 7 offers a beautiful view of Les Embiez, an island built by Paul Ricard. It was the first dry port built. A marine station works on fish farming and pollution control using bacteria.


Hole 10 is a must-play hole on the course! The path connects the Calanque de Port d’Alonto the Port de la Madrague. 1 ½ hours of walking under the pines lying by the Mistral overlooking some beautiful, pristine calanques. In bad weather, Alon cuttlefish, at 60 centimeters below the surface, are exposed by the breaking surf at 300 meters from the edge.

Under the 10th green, beyond the railway line, the "La Galère" cove and its rock, also called "the submarine", is at more than 12 meters in height, the base of the diving school of Abbot Simon. More to the right at the level of a small cliff, a perpendicular wall with its gully-like summit made it possible to load boats with lime from the lime kilns, of which there are still ruins.


Some convicts from Toulon would have built the dry stone walls which would have served as sheep pens. The cultivation of juniper, everlasting, narcissus and asparagus was extensive in the zone. On the level of the green, one can see Bendor, another island belonging to Paul Ricard.


On the left hand side, there are some original plants found that resemble carnivorous plants. Their identities remain unknown to us.


On the hill to the right, there are some clay pigeons, traces of the old ball-trap that preceded the golf course.


On sunny days, it is common to be aware of the Royal Flagfins, who reveal themselves as at hole 2. With some luck, you will have the chance to see some majestic pheasants, some not very shy chickens, the ballet of squirrels... In the evening, the seagulls and the rabbits appropriate our fairways and greens as their own home.

Dolce Fregate Provence Resort****
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Dolce Fregate Provence Golf Club

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