1923 – Creation

The Golf de Cannes-Mougins, formerly called Cannes Country Club was conceived in 1923 and was born a few years later in 1927. It is rich members such as Prince Pierre of Monaco, the Aga Kahn or the baron Edouard de Rotschild who were at the origin of the Golf.

The Club House is a period building, an old oil press from the 17th century with its period water tower in pure Provencal style. 

Until the Second World War, the Golf Club lived with its prestigious members. During the war, the Club closed and was occupied by the German army. After the war, the Club survived until 1970.

Without watering, the Club closed during the summer months while the Côte d'Azur became an important tourist destination and new golf courses began to spring up elsewhere.


Harry Colt is the man behind the design of this course. He is a British architect of the 1900s specialized in golf courses. He is notably at the origin of the course of the Golf de Saint-Cloud, the Milwaukee Country Club, the Eden Course of Saint Andrews and many others.

Subsequently, Peter Allis and Dave Thomas, former English professional golfers, collaborated in the 70s to remodel the course of the Golf de Cannes-Mougins. 
These two architects built a course of more than 6,200 meters in the middle of nature and protected from any real estate aggression. The inauguration will take place on November 18th, 1978.

Finally, in 2015, the course was remodeled by architect Tom Mackenzie, to bring it in line with developments in golf equipment and make it a more competitive and attractive golf course.

1979 – First European Open

It’s in 1979 that the first big international tournament will take place, the Open de Cannes-Mougins, which will last until 1994. From 1984, this Open de Cannes-Mougins will be registered in the calendar of the European circuit. The greatest international players will come to tread the fairways of the course, let us quote Greg Norman, Severiano Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie...