Golf du Medoc Hotel et Spa MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- You've got a choice between two top 18-hole golf courses
- La Table du Médoc's impressive list of Bordeaux wines
- The location: Golf du Médoc is surrounded by vineyards (yet just a 30-minute drive from Bordeaux)
What To Know
- You'll be better off renting a car; there's little to see within walking distance
- The hotel is popular with conference groups
- Pets are permitted at an additional cost of $20 per day
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
In northern Bordeaux, Golf du Médoc is a sprawling golf and spa retreat surrounded by the region’s famous vineyards. The low-rise resort is also surrounded by two 18-hole courses: Les Vignes, a challenging course set in maritime pine forest, and the lauded Chateaux course, where the fairways are lined with heather and each hole is named for a different vintage from the local wine producing area, Médoc. The 79 guestrooms are more comfortable than chic, with a griege color scheme, chunky leather-look headboards and subtle tartan prints on the chairs and footstools. Superior Rooms and Suites come with a private terrace overlooking the greens. Beyond the fairways, the resort has a spa with an indoor pool, hammam, and gym; opt for the signature Albatros massage, which incorporates golf balls and essential oils. Regional dishes are paired with Bordeaux wines at Le Table du Médoc, and the more casual Clubhouse offers all-day dining, with a patio overlooking the grounds.
In the Area
In Bordeaux town (a 30-minute drive from the resort) make a beeline for the Triangle d’Or (Golden Triangle), home to the Grand Thèatre-Opera de Bordeaux, the Musée d’Aquitaine and the Musée des Beaux Arts. Beyond the city, explore the region’s beaches and the Dune du Pyla, Europe’s tallest sand dune. Aracahon Bay is the oyster capital of France; head to La Boîte à Huîtres, a little wood-paneled restaurant that serves the freshest oysters in town. Explore the area by hopping from one vineyard to the next; several offer free tours and tastings.
How to Get There
Six of us stayed in three twin rooms for three nights for a golfing weekend. We had stayed 10 years ago, but the hotel has, unsurprisingly, had a makeover in the interim. The rooms have all you need and are very comfortable, although the bed was too soft for my taste compared to my firm mattress at home. We ate in the restaurant during our stay for two dinners, and two lunches, with breakfast each day. The food was good, if unremarkable, but there was an excellent choice for breakfast. The bar staff were pleasant and efficient, without being particularly engaging. The staff at Reception, in the Spa and in the Pro shop were very helpful and friendly. The Spa has a gym, steam room and pool for use by guests, with other treatments available at extra cost.
The two courses, 'Chateaux' and 'Vignes' are similar but different, and there was no great consensus as to preference. I preferred the 'Vignes' course, probably because I scored better on it, but also because I found it more picturesque. Both courses are heavily used, and the quality of some of the tee boxes and areas around the greens reflect the level of use. A handy and convenient venue, with the golf on site.
I am not the type od person complaining , but if something was bad, is must have very bad
Booked the hotel for a get a way trip with 2 kids : 4 days / 3 nights .
location = very quiet + perfect for golfplayers
2 standard rooms / interconnecting for the kids : standard means in this case +/- parkingview and rather small rooms f you consider this hotel is located litterally in in the fields : you can expect small rooms in a cityhotel but not from a hotel is in this place .
But anyway: free parking = a + and even secured behind a gate !
Rooms as said : small but do have everything on hand and as should be
Bathrooms including good shower ( why did they take away the bathrobes the day before departure ? afraid we would steal them ???? )
Efficient frontdesk/ reception .
SPA or wellness is a big word for this : A trip to Germany will explain them what a spa or wellness is : but once again : there is a decent pool ( could be maintained better at the edges of the pool ) , a hammam , some workout equipment , some rooms for threatments .
B'fast has everything a 4* should have .
A la carte dinner in their restaurant was a complete disaster however :
1 st evening :
Ordered the children menu : a chickenburger for a 8 year old boy : meat was still rare and red + blood visible in the bun... he will never eat a burger anymore for the rest of his life . I am already happy he does not have a bacterial infection . I cannot they understand they did not see this in the kitchen , because they sliced the meat before putting it in the bun .
For the other kids menu : "fish of the day" :we were told there was no fish of the day for children that day so they gave him an adult portion of "Merlu": even with the skin ... Of yes , kids do like this , my dear chef .
Dessert for children was forgotten by service and was then replaced by some sort of egg-icecream ...: dear chef , if catering for kids : please keep it simple , with plenty of coloured but cooked vegetables + well cooked meat .
My wife ordered a cote de veau : never seen a restaurant serving that type of low quality meat : this is the type of meat we use when cooking a consommé ...
I had chipirons: some sort of calamars: half cooked or badly defrosted with a sauce provencale directly from a jar ....
Oh yes , we got a 50% discount on the adult dishes because none of the 4 of us was happy .
Because this might have been one misty day for the chef : we gave it a second chance the next day for dinner... I will not bore you again , but let us say, there is a serious problem in their kitchen and some one should send the chef back to school .
Once again : this hotel is a place nearly in the middle of nowhere so you have to dine in the hotel if you don't want to drive miles . Because of the fact that the level of prices is high : one can expect something decent : here you can feel the kitchen is run by a standard / low average team managed or not managed .
Am I returning to this hotel ? No
Would I reccommend it ? No .
I stayed in this fantastic hotel for a golf tournament and it is a must if planning a trip to this part of France. The two golf courses are excellent, real challenging and enjoyable. The best part though are the staff, with Julian, Jean Charles and Charlotte in the bar/restaurant and Gerldine at the front desk, all excellent professionals and a real asset to the business. Well done and thanks for your warn hospitality.
Me and the wife have been coming to this hotel since 2013. Why. Well the hotel caters for a wheelchair person. The staff are friendly and kind. It does on two golf courses which I love. The spa is great. Best of all there are no children. The pool is free and empty. This time we took a room overlooking the golf course. It's a non adapted room. It was fine. My wife was happy with the shower. We took our bath stool. The chair had plenty of room to manoeuvre. The evening menu was not to our palate but we can still enjoy lovely meals at night. During the day there is a lovely buffet. It's not cheap particularly because of the euro to pound conversion but so what. We always come away relaxed and feeling good when we stay here. Starting french classes this winter so I can truly converse with the staff next May when we return.
About 25 mins drive from airport. Down side its a 45 min drive to the city centre. Lovely setting, with beautifully kept golf course. Adequate restaurant, doing simple things like steak, but had a dreadful mushroom risotto, gloopy, greasy and bitter. Definitely not proper risotto rice. Decent selection of beers and a wine cellar you can go in and choose your wine. Careful though, we bought a couple of bottles of 2011 Margaux marked at €45 and they tried to charge us €92/ bottle, so check your bill. Rooms decent although mine was ground floor with patio chairs looking out over car park. Conference facilities were good. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly, but one or two a bit miserable. Overall a pleasant resort.