Venue Info


Le Golf National
Avenue du Golf
78280 Guyancourt
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)

      Gilles Jourdan
Philippe Sabarros
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
Email: gjourdan@aso.fr
Email: psabarros@aso.fr

Course Website: www. golf-national.com

Tournament Website: www.alstom.opendefrance.fr

Course Info

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.

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.

Opened -1990
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.

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

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1LEVET, ThomasFRA18-7
T2OLESEN, ThorbjørnDEN18-6
4KAYMER, MartinGER18-4
T5KHAN, SimonENG18-3
T5RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-3

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