|Venue ||Promoter |
Le Golf National
miles south west of Paris
A.S.O Immeuble Panorama
253 quai de la bataille de Stalingrad
92 137 Issy Les Moulineaux, Cedex
Tel: + 33 (0)1 41 33 15 54
Course Website: www. golf-national.com
Tournament Website: www.alstom.opendefrance.fr
Type of grass - Mix of meadow grass and bent grass
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 11’
Any specific comments - Fairly generous but a lot of movement in many of them.
Type of grass - Mix of bent grass and fescue.
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - Average width but a lot of movement through the drive zone means that they play narrower.
TEES / COLLARS
Type of grass - Mix of meadow grass/ bent and fescue
Height of cut - 9 mm
Any specific comments - none
Type of grass - Mix of fescue and rye grass
Height of cut
- semi: 1.8 m wide at 32 mm
- intermediate: 1.8 m wide at 64 mm - Unmaintained outside of this
- rough: Last 4 weeks of rain have added some penalty - the unmaintained rough in places is now quite severe.
Weather in advance - The last 4 weeks have seen a lot of rain which was good for the course as the previous 3 months were virtually completely dry.
Forecast for tournament - Mostly warm and partly sunny after storms forecast for Tuesday afternoon.
Course designer - Hubert Chesneau with Robert Van Hagge as a consultant.
Special features - Stadium style course with lots of elevated viewing positions. Water is very much a feature especially over the closing holes which are something of an amphitheatre with water coming in to play on 13, 15, 16 and 18, as well as 1 and 2.
General playability - fairways will be set up to be reasonably firm and the greens are firmer this year than for the last few years.
Undulating / flat - Average, some undulation.
Tree lined / exposed - Mostly exposed.
Many / few water hazards - Many, see special features above.
Changes to the course - A new tee on the 7th hole has added some 47 yards to this hole taking it to 497 yards.
Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers - The lakes are full of some of the largest carp in this part of the world that feed almost exclusively on the grass clippings from the golf course. This venue has now been confirmed as the venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup.