Venue Info

Venue
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Le Golf National
Avenue du Golf
78280 Guyancourt
Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 30 43 36 00
Fax: +33 1 30 43 85 58

Location: 20 miles south west of Paris
Nearest Airport: Paris-Orly (40 mins)

Golf Course Website:
www.golf-national.com

Tournament Website:
www.opendefrance.fr

 
    Bernard Pascassio, Gilles Jourdan & Philippe Sabarros
A.S.O Immeuble Panorama
253 quai de la bataille de Stalingrad
92 137 Issy Les Moulineaux, Cedex
France
Tel: + 33 (0)1 41 33 15 54

Email:bpascassio@aso.fr
Email: gjourdan@aso.fr
Email: psabarros@aso.fr
Website: www.golf-national.com
Website: www.opendefrance.fr

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - CREEPING BENT/POA - COLONIAL BENT
Height of cut - 3.25mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10’4” MONDAY
Any specific comments -

Fairways
Type of grass - BENT/POA
Height of cut - 9mm
General width and contouring - GENEROUS WIDTH
Any specific comments - OUTSTANDING CONDITION

Tees / collars
Type of grass - BENT / RYE / POA
Height of cut - 9mm

Rough
Type of grass - RYE / FESCUE / POA
Height of cut - semi - 37mm, rough maintained at 100mm
Any specific comments -

Weather
Weather in advance - DRY AND WARM
Forecast for tournament - MIXTURE OF SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS

Course
Opened - 1994
Course designer - TOM WEISKOPF & JAY MORRISH
Special features - THE COURSE SITS ON THE BANKS OF LOCH LOMOND (HOLES 3,5,6,7,8,17,18)
General playability -
Undulating / flat - REASONABLY FLAT, FEW ELEVATION CHANCES
Tree lined / exposed - A NUMBER OF MATURE TREES ON SITE
Many / few water hazards -
Changes to the course - ONGOING DRAINAGE ON HOLES 2, 10

Other features
The course has been through a very difficult spell following the severe conditions experienced over the winter.  The greens lay under ice for several weeks and this seriously damaged the poa annua grass (meadow grass) which makes up a large percentage of the grass cover on the greens at Loch Lomond.

In March the Club decided that the most severely affected greens needed to be re-turfed as the majority of the grass had died.  The 9th green was re-turfed using grass from the club’s turf nursery which closely matches the existing greens.  As there was not enough grass left in the nursery to repair the other greens, a Colonial Bent turf was brought in and used to replace the turf on the 3rd, 11th and 17th greens. 

During May it became evident that the section of the putting green nearest the 1st tee was not recovering and it was decided to remove this and replace it with a small chipping green using the same Colonial Bent turf used on the main greens.

Given that the bent grass greens were only laid 3 months ago it is clear that they will not perform exactly the same as the other greens but the Club will be using their best endeavors to achieve as close a match as possible.

Card of Course

Le Golf National


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14416380 104383350
23213195 113191175
35563515 124443405
44487445 134427390
54405370 145607555
64383350 154399365
74497455 163175160
83208190 174484443
95596545 184470430
Out3637683445 In3535793273
7173476718


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-11
T2MOLINARI, FrancescoITA18-11
T2CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-11
4MCILROY, RoryNIR18-10
5WILLETT, DannyENG18-8
T6WILSON, OliverENG18-7

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