West Nautical’s Birdie and Yacht itinerary
A seven day itinerary providing the perfect mix of golfing, yachting and fine dining, our ‘hole in one itinerary’ provides a mix of activities both on and off land.
The French Riviera is renowned for its glamour, beauty and cosmopolitan lifestyle, with the further benefit of housing some of the most exceptional golf courses in the world.
Take advantage of all this stunning coastline has to offer with the West Nautical BIRDIE & YACHT experience, which promises a bespoke service, dedicated crew and golfing on some of the world’s best courses.
Day 1 – Pampelonne Bay
Travel from Nice Airport to St Tropez via helicopter, where you will then take a Limousine direct to your yacht. Your dedicated captain and crew will be awaiting your arrival.
Cruise to Pampelonne Bay: The mythic Pampelonne beach is one of St Tropez’s crown jewels. Nearly five kilometers of fine, white sand separates the Mediterranean Sea from acres of scrub-covered dunes. It’s a site of remarkable natural beauty that offers a rural backdrop to the world’s most glamorous beach party scene.
Lunch: Prepare to dine on the very finest gourmet cuisines, skillfully prepared by an outstanding chef to guarantee every mouthful is perfection and tailor-made to your exact preferences.
Your private onboard chef can cater to your every requirement and there is no doubt that your food will be nothing but exquisite. With a superb service and personalised menu, the mouth-watering cuisine aboard a superyacht is the epitome of gourmet dining.
All of your preferences will be discussed prior to your trip, allowing you to enjoy the finest gourmet cuisine, customised to your tastes, on a daily basis.
Water sports activities: The Gulf of St Tropez offers what is probably the best diving and snorkeling opportunities along the Riviera, with over 60 listed dive sites in the area.
Wreck Dives: There are some excellent wreck dives around St Tropez, including the very well-known mine laying submarine, The Rubis.
Marine Life Dives: For those more interested in marine life than sunken ships, there are several sites to choose between. Just off Pampelonne Beach itself you’ll find La Roche Rousso, a fantastic rock that goes down to 45 metres and is home to a wide array of fish.
You can also take advantage of an array of watersports activities, including:
- Jet skis
- Windsurfing and Kiteboarding
- And many more…
Settle in for the night at anchor or in the port of St Tropez.
Day 2 – Golf Clube De Saint-Tropez
Here on this famous Peninsula in Provence, the Golf Club Saint-Tropez has found the space to measure up to its ambitions. Known for being one of the nicest villages of France, the medieval village of Gassin calmly overlooks the port of Saint-Tropez. The valleys comprise terraces lined with vineyards, secret forests of Mediterranean trees, together with the crystalline hills of the Massif des Maures – a unique landscape in which this Country Club has been designed and created, with absolute care for the harmony of the setting.
The respective competences of Gary Player and his team came together to develop the Golf Club Saint-Tropez, an 18-hole course boasting 6045 meters of very high quality, extremely varied play. So technical that strategic, this is a landscape classified and protected with fantastic views of the four villages of the Peninsula: Grimaud, Gassin, Ramatuelle and Saint-Tropez.
The facilities are complemented by a compact 9-hole and Academy. The exceptional space, omnipresent light, preservation of the site and quality of the course invites you to enjoy an unforgettable experience, guaranteed to satisfy your golfing passion.
The Club disposes of a driving range including 12 positions, a putting green and a pitch and putt, all of which will help you improve all aspects of your game.
Pros Stéphane Giraudo and Erwann Jouannic are available from June to October for individual or group lessons, and on request throughout the rest of the year.
Once back from golf, you will cruise to Cannes (1h30-2h) and enjoy a unique aperitif with an exceptional view on the Esterel red rocks.
You can then dine in the Port of Cannes with stunning views of Cannes Castle and Le Suquet (Cannes old town).
Day 3 – Lerins Islands
There is no better feeling in the world than waking up to glistening rays of sunshine dancing off azure waters. The gentle waves lapping against the hull of your superyacht nestled in the shallows of a secret bay are like an early-morning beacon, indicating that it is time to kick-start another fabulous day.
After breakfast, you will commence your cruise to Lerins Islands (30 minutes).
Lerins Island is an exceptional location where nature, culture and relaxation join in total harmony. As soon as you disembark, you will be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus, as well as the richness of the cultural and leisure activities available on the island, which include:
- Stand-up paddle boarding
After your visit, sit back and enjoy aperitifs as you cruise back to Cannes for dinner.
Day 4 – Royal Mougins Golf Club
Designed by Robert von Hagge, this par 71, 18-hole course extends for 6,004 metres through a lush, wooded vale. The course is located in the Mougins area, just 10 minutes from Cannes.
The majority, of the course stretches across the secluded Vallon de l’Oeuf, which is surrounded by peaceful countryside with olive trees and ancient stonewall terracing, preserving the traditional Provençal character of the land.
Robert von Hagge designed a course that is suitable for players of all levels and one that is also a showcase for its truly beautiful natural surroundings.
Once back from the golf, enjoy aperitif cruising to Monaco (1h30).
Dine in the port of Monaco with unique views on this incredible city.
Day 5 – Saint Cap Ferrat
After breakfast, cruise to Saint Cap Ferrat (30 minutes).
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat’s beaches are ideal for peaceful relaxation. Nestling all around the Peninsula, they offer a wide range of panoramic views across the sea, the bay of Beaulieu-sur-Mer and the Eze cliffs, as well as the famous harbour at Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Underwater trail – Located at one end of Les Fossettes beach, the underwater trail is designed for swimming along the surface with a mask, snorkel and flippers.
Comprising a 200 metre-long waymarked trail in just a few metres’ depth of water (0 to 3 metres), you can explore the different habitats (sandy or rocky seabed, Posidonia seagrass etc) and discover the beauty of underwater life for yourself, at your own pace. A fun and unusual activity!
You can also take advantage of:
- Jet skiing
- Water skiing
- Ski tubing
At the end of your day you will cruise back to Monaco.
Day 6 – Monte Carlo Golf Club
Designed by Willie Park Jr, Monte Carlo Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course in an idyllic setting between the sea and the mountains! The golf course, located in La Turbie, in the heights of Nice, has a rolling terrain that requires extreme precision. Discover an elegant club in a warm and friendly ambience!
A green paradise, surrounded by blue at 900 metres above sea level, this 18-hole golf course is nestled between the French and Italian Riviera and guarantees pure enjoyment and total relaxation.
Once back from golf, it’s time to enjoy your last night on board, taking in the breathtaking view and unique experience one more time.
Day 7 – Final Day
Enjoy a final gourmet breakfast on board before you disembark the vessel.
You will then transfer to the heliport by limousine, before transferring to Nice Airport via helicopter.