Thomas Levet, Padraig Harrington, Jean Van de Velde and Colin Montgomerie are just some of the celebrated names who have found glory at the Golf National. Designed by Hubert Chesneau, this golfing landmark, just 35 kilometres south-west of Paris, has been the setting for the Open de France since 1991. In September 2018, it will host the 42nd Ryder Cup – the first time the competition has been held in France.
With cutting-edge equipment from the Fédération Française de Golf, the Golf National has gained a worldwide reputation thanks to the quality of its courses, which include the mythic Albatros.
A course for champions
Spread over 139 hectares, the Golf National includes three courses, which rapidly increase in difficulty.
To start off, there is the 9-by-32-hole Oiselet (fledgling) course, which allows you to hone your game. Next up comes the Aigle (Eagle), an 18-hole Scottish-style links. On this highly technical circuit, you will have to tackle long par 3s, raised greens and devilish roughs. All of which provide a perfect warm-up for the Albatros, a combination of narrow fairways studded with bunkers that doesn’t allow any let-up. Combining the traditional feel of a links with the modern features of target golf, the Albatros’s spectacular last four holes, surrounded by water, will require the very best strategic thinking.
To make your game even more enjoyable, you can treat yourself to a night at the 4-star Novotel Golf Hotel, which offers unmatched views of the mythic course.
Access and contact
By RER: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (line C). Then by taxi or bus to the golf course
Days and opening hours
All year round between 7.30 AM and 7 PM. Opening hours can change depending on the month, the week, the weekend and the courses. Verify on Le Golf National website.
Le Golf National facilities around open all year round to all golf players, except for during the preparation and welcome period of the French Open.
They are then open to visitors of the tournament during the event. As for the courses, they are available all year round and are temporarily closed during maintenance operations, federal championships, special events or during exceptional weather conditions. Please visit the golf website to plan your visit. Le Golf National is a federal facility of the French Federation of Golf that helps to promote the development of golf and high-level competitive sport.
To do so, mainly in the months of June and July, the courses are closed to optimally prepare for the French Open and the French youth championships.
- Coach access
- Room hire
- Equipment hire
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