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How to participate

Non BBC Members: If you would like to participate but you are not yet a BBC member then please join the BBC here

BBC Members: If you are a BBC member and would like to be notified of golf events then please click here


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Origins

Some years ago, a new member of the BBC suggested having a golf day for all the ‘golf mad’ resident Brits  eager to be let loose on the fairways of ‘La Belle France’.  The first event took place rather discreetly at Biscarrosse where some half a dozen ‘hackers’ left dozens of balls in the woods claiming they would come back and find them another time! This was the inauspicious beginning of the BBC golf society.


Where do we play?

Since then, the BBC has graced several clubs in the South West with its presence: Cameyrac, Gujan, Lacanau, Arcachon, Le Pian, Langon and Biscarrosse are regular venues.


Non-players and friends

On each occasion, we include a clubhouse lunch and extend our welcome to non-players, friends and ‘groupies’ who enjoy a walk in glorious surroundings to follow the games.  The lunch also provides an excellent excuse for bad golf from our golf fanatics who complain of lack of concentration, timing, indigestion, drowsiness- anything to justify their pathetic afternoon efforts!


We cater for all tastes

You might be forgiven for thinking that we only play ‘social golf ‘.  However, we aim to cater for all tastes: young or old, high or low handicaps, single players or couples, with the accent on enjoying a healthy outdoor activity, convivial company and superb countryside in and around the Gironde.


Ability

Games are usually organised to suit playing ability.  Beginners are encouraged to have professional instruction first and visits to a driving range before venturing on to the golf course.  We try to help newcomers understand the rules and etiquette so that they enjoy the experience even more.

It was particularly encouraging to note the progress of two couples who first came to a BBC golf day ‘just for the lunch’. They gradually took up golf, had plenty of practice and some lessons.  They can now more than hold their own on the links!


How to participate

Non BBC Members: If you would like to participate but you are not yet a BBC member then please join the BBC here

BBC Members: If you are a BBC member and would like to be notified of golf events then please click here

Our golf co-ordinator is Patrick Sanderson whose contact details are in the Members Directory here



BBC Golf event at Gujan Mestras 9th April

Golf: Gujan Mestras- Tuesday 9th April

URGENT ! URGENT !  Calling all golfers.

The next BBC golf event is planned for Tuesday 9th April at Gujan Mestras, near Arcachon. We need a group of 10 players to secure reduced rates. In view of the success of our recent trip to Lacanau, we plan to repeat the formula of 9 holes from 9h30 followed by a group lunch at 12 noon.  Keen players may prefer 18 holes in the afternoon. Remember that non-players or friends of members are invited to walk the course or hire a « buggie ». Please note the terrain is basically flat.

To book for golf or just lunch, please contact pat.sanderson@orange.fr or tel: 05-57-17-22-65 ASAP

Golf: Ardilouse Golf Course at Lacanau - Monday 18th February


Golf: Lacanau – Monday 18th February

URGENT ! URGENT !  Calling all golfers.

We aim to start our 2019 BBC golf season on Monday 18th February at the delightful Ardilouse course in Lacanau,

We need to have a minimum of 8 players to obtain a reduced fee of 36 euros (18 holes) and 24 euros (9 holes).

Tee off times at:

9.30 for 9 holes starting from the 10th hole

1.15pm for 18 holes starting from 1st hole.

This arrangement will allow us to have a group lunch about 12 noon,

Remember that non-players or friends of members are invited to walk the course or hire a « buggie »

Please note the terrain is basically flat and offers splendid views over the surrounding forest.


Booking

Please confirm your participation ASAP by contacting Patrick Sanderson by email or phone. Patrick’s contact details are in the Members area here (Please use your BBC password if a password is requested)


Golf or 'Walk the Course' : Lacanau - Tuesday 21st November


golfLunch

As usual we will start with lunch at 12:00 for the ‘golfers’ and ‘walkers’.  The restaurant is near the golf course and details are being finalised.


Golf

The first depart is at 14:20 at:

Golf UCPA de La Méjanne, Route du  Baganais, 33680  Lacanau  Océan

Please click here

for a map


Or ……

As always non-players are welcome to join us for lunch and/or a beautiful walk around the course, (as long as they are not too critical of the players’ abilities!).


Booking

Please book online or direct with Brian – first come first served !

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


​Golf at Pessac : Tuesday 19th September


September for BBC golfers that means Pessac. It’s a Blue Green golf centre set in 120 hectares just outside the Rocade. We shall be playing the 9 hole course. Green fees are 39€ for 9 holes but if there are enough players, we should get a discount.

We plan meeting at the bar at 12.00, and lunching at 12.30, there is a menu of the day which costs 19€ for 3 courses or 15€ for 2 courses, but wine and coffee is not included.

Non-players are welcome for lunch and can help us search for lost balls or otherwise offer encouragement!


Booking

Please register direct with John B, whose contact details are in the Membership Directory here. Notify John if you will be coming for lunch, also if you want a voiturette or please book online.

If you are unable to attend this golf event but would like to be notified of other golf events then please note in the ‘Comments’ field.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation



 

Golf at Gujan Mestras - Tuesday 14th March


A Golf day has been arranged at Gujan Mestras. This is a very flat course so most are unlikely to need a buggy. However, should you require one, you please let David P know and he will get back to you with the price. Arrangements are to play the 9 hole course, it’s long by most standards.


‘Tee Times’

Three tee times have been booked for 14:18, 14:27 and 14:36.


Cost

Provided we exceed 11 golfers, the cost will be 27,20€  If we number less the cost will rise to 32€


Lunch

Lunch is arranged for 12:15, it will be the menu du jour including wine and coffee at 21€ per person


Non-Golfers

As always non players are most welcome to join us for lunch and/or a beautiful walk around the course, (as long as they are not too critical of the players’ abilities !)


Booking

Please register direct with David P whose contact details are in the Membership Directory here  or alternatively please book online below.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Location

Directions : The course is located about 2km south of A660 on D652 (Route de Sanguinet, 33470 Gujan-Mestras.  Tel: 05 57 52 73 73, Web: http://www.bluegreen.com/fr/les-golfs/liste-des-golfs-du-reseau/golf-blue-green-gujan-mestras


 

ALL GOLFERS: Golf at Gujan Mestras - Tuesday 14th March


A Golf day has been arranged at Gujan Mestras. This is a very flat course so most are unlikely to need a buggy. However, should you require one, you please let David P know and he will get back to you with the price. Arrangements are to play the 9 hole course, it’s long by most standards.


‘Tee Times’

Three tee times have been booked for 14:18, 14:27 and 14:36.


Cost

Provided we exceed 11 golfers, the cost will be 27,20€ If we number less the cost will rise to 32€


Lunch

Lunch is arranged for 12:15, it will be the menu du jour including wine and coffee at 21€ per person


Non-Golfers

As always non players are most welcome to join us for lunch and/or a beautiful walk around the course, (as long as they are not too critical of the players’ abilities !)


Booking

Please register direct with David P whose contact details are in the Membership Directory here or alternatively please book online below.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Location

Directions : The course is located about 2km south of A660 on D652 (Route de Sanguinet, 33470 Gujan-Mestras. Tel: 05 57 52 73 73, Web: http://www.bluegreen.com/fr/les-golfs/liste-des-golfs-du-reseau/golf-blue-green-gujan-mestras


Golf at Biscarrosse : Tuesday 20th September


golfA golf outing is proposed for Biscarrosse following our summer break. It’s been a long time since we have played this course and I believe you will find it to be a very pretty and challenging course.

Currently we have three tee times booked for the 9 hole course starting at 14.10, this is based upon previous preferences of our players. Should anyone wish to play the 18 hole course please let me know.

A lunch will be arranged and details given in the next Newsletter. .

For ten players or more the cost for the golf will be 23€ if we are less it will rise to 29€. If you would like a buggy please let me know. It is an interesting tricky course with a number of hills.


Booking

Please let David P know as soon as possible if you want to play.

Register direct with David or register online.

When using the on-line registration form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the David within 48 hours then your registration has not been recorded and we ask you to please contact David direct for your confirmation.


 

Golf at Pessac : Tuesday 28th June


golfIts June again and for BBC golfers and that means Pessac. It’s a Blue Green golf centre just outside the Rocade consisting of a 9 hole course and a separate 18 hole course.

For those wishing to play 9 holes we will tee off from between 2 and 2.30 pm enabling us to return to the 10th tee for a drink whilst it is still open. Anyone wishing to play 18 holes should let me know but there are no 18 hole starts left between 10 and 11am. It may be possible to start before 10am and continue in the afternoon or play the whole 18 in the afternoon.


Green Fees

Green fees are 39€ for 9 holes or 55€ for 18 holes but if there are enough players, we should get a discount.


Lunch

Lunch arrangements have now changed and they no longer offer a special menu. Instead, we will be able to order from the menu of the day which will be 19€ for 3 courses or 15€ for 2 courses but wine and coffee is not included. The quality is usually very good as it was last year and we will aim to sit down to eat between 12 noon and 12.30 pm.


Walkers and Supporters

Non players are most welcome to join us for the lunch and/or walk the beautiful course, search for (numerous!) lost balls or otherwise offer encouragement.


Booking

Please book direct or book online.  If booking direct with John then please confirm if you want to play 9 or 18 holes, if you would like a voiturette and if you will be coming for lunch.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


 

Golf or Walk at Lacanau : Wednesday 24th May


golfLunch

As usual we will start with lunch for the ‘golfers’ and ‘walkers’.  The restaurant will be near the golf course and details are being finalised.


Golf

The first depart is at 14;30 at Golf UCPA, route Atlantic 33680 LACANAU, the nine hole hilly course. We have reserved four departs, the last at 1500hrs – so max 16 players!


Or ……

As always non-players are welcome to join us for lunch and/or a beautiful walk around the course, (as long as they are not too critical of the players’ abilities!).


Booking

Please book online or direct with Brian – first come first served !

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation