Chateau de Pallane
Offers an 18 hole course with a couple of interesting short par 3s and a longish par 5 climb up a hillside so a 30 degree sunny day is best avoided. It is about 25 minutes drive from maison lavande outside Marciac direction Mielan. (9 holes were a 2003/4 addition)

Eauze (off the Condom road)
Offers an 18 hole course, which is an old 9 hole course with 9 new-ish holes. It is a good course to play being tight with trees in some sections and more open in others. No serious mountain climbing called for here!

On the southern outskirts of Tarbes are two separate set-ups very close to one another. A 9 hole course literally in the middle of the Hippodrome (horserace track) where on a fine day in the practice shed you literally smack balls at the mountains! And tucked away in the village of Laloubère next door is the entrance to an 18 hole course split by the Toulouse-Bayonne autoroute.

Located to the west of Aire sur l'Adour, this is a pleasant 9 hole course, some holes open, some in trees with the odd water feature.

Bagnères de Bigorre
If 18 holes in the mountains and with impressive views is tempting, then this is the 18 hole course to try. Allow an hour to arrive at the course outside B de B on the D938.

Pau Billère
The oldest club in continental Europe, built by the British Army in 1856. It is on the bank of the Gave de Pau and the club house was built in 1880. The club has preserved the traditions of its founders. A flat parkland 18 hole golf course with established trees and many of the greens heavily defended by bunkers. Worth the 60 minute drive!

There are other courses for your indulgence at Pau, Lourdes and Lannemezan.

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