Venue Info

Venue
      Promoter

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)

      Philippe Sabarros
Email: psabarros@aso.fr

Bruno Rebeuh / Player's Liaison
Email:  brebeuh@aso.fr

A.S.O  - FFGOLF PRODUCTION
Immeuble Panorama
253 quai de la bataille de Stalingrad
92 137 Issy Les Moulineaux, Cedex
France
Tel: + 33 (0)1 41 331 400
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 41 331 414

Course Website: www.golf-national.com

Tournament Website: www.alstom.opendefrance.fr

Course Info

Greens
Type of grass - mix of Meadow grass and Bent grass
Height of cut - 2.8mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 11'0"
Any specific comments - firmer than previous years

Fairways
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
Any specific comments - quite soft after the heaviest rainfall for 60 years in the last month

Tees / collars
Type of grass - mix of Meadow grass, Bent and Fescue
Height of cut - 9mm
Any specific comments - with all the recent rain, the collars are much thicker and more defined than in previous years

Rough
Type of grass - mix of Fescue and Rye grass
Height of cut - semi 1.8m wide at 32mm, intermediate 1.8m wide at 60mm, rough 3m maintained rough at 100mm, then 125mm and then unmaintained
Any specific comments - last four weeks of rain have added significant penalty through the rough

Weather
Weather in advance - the last four weeks have seen a lot of rain, record levels of rainfall and unseasonably cool temperatures
Forecast for tournament - mild, mix of clouds with part sunshine, showers and moderate SW winds

Course
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 very much a feature and especially over the closing holes which are something of an amphitheatre with water coming into play on 13, 15, 16 and 18 as well as 1 and 2
General playability - fairways will be softer than in recent years after much rain and the greens are firmer this year than for the last few
Undulating / flat - quite a lot of undulation
Tree lined / exposed - mostly exposed
Many / few water hazards - many, see special features above
Changes to the course - none

Other features
- The lakes are full 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
7173476718


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SIEM, MarcelGER18-8
2MOLINARI, FrancescoITA18-7
3JACQUELIN, RaphaëlFRA18-6
T4LYNN, DavidENG18-5
T4POULTER, IanENG18-5
T4HOWELL, DavidENG18-5

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