Château des Vigiers is set within 450 acres in the heart of the wine district of the Dordogne, one hour east of Bordeaux.
Donald Steel, considered to be one of the very best "natural" golf course architects, has created 27-holes set among plum trees, oak woods, lakes and vineyards, with the Château taking the centrepiece for the 9th and 18th.
When asked by Golf World to name his favourite hole from his long career, Donald Steel chose the 18th at Château des Vigiers, with its dogleg over a ridge leading to a second shot across a lake to the green in front of the Château.
The course is maintained in a very high condition, with fast greens. Strategic pin positions and longer rough can turn the course into a challenge for the best golfer. One of the members at Chateau des Vigiers is former Ryder Cup player, Per Ulrik Johansson, who holds the course record of 66.
The third nine was only added in 2008, with the first three holes running through a beautiful valley for which the nine is named “La Vallée”.