Our golf courses are surrounded by fauna and flora, typically Mediterranean. This environment gives another dimension to the course and makes the golf day more enjoyable!
To the right of the tees, the remnants of a well, which supplied the orchard in the valley below Frégalon, can be seen.
Soon there will be a vineyard on the left of the hole. 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 the 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 by underwater grottos. Some form rooms made up of stalactites. The Gosquer de Cassis cavern is not there. Massifs of fossilized corals and fossilized nautiluses are visible, remains of the period when Provence was at the equator.
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.
At hole 5, the ducks will be your friends especially if you give them some dry bread!
Hole 7 offers a beautiful view on Les Embiez, an island belonging to Paul Ricard. It was the first dry port built. A marine station works on fish farming and pollution control using bacteria.
Hole 10 is the must-play hole of the course because it offers a breathtaking view! The trail links the Calanque de Port d’Alonto the Port de la Madrague. 1½ hours of walking under the pines lying by the Mistral overlooking some beautiful, pristine calanques. In bad weather, the 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 stones walls which would have served as sheep pens. The cultivation of the juniper, everlasting, narcissus and asparagus was extensive in the zone.
On the level of the green, one can see Bendor, another island set up by 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, one can find clay pigeons, remnants of the old ball-trap which preceded the golf course.
On sunny days, it is common to be aware to the Royal Flagfins, who reveal themselves as at hole 2. With some luck, you will have the chance to see 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.