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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
Bruno Rebeuh / Player's liaison

Jean Van de Velde
Event Director

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 33 14 00
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 41 33 14 14
Email: psabarros@aso.fr
Email:  brebeuh@aso.fr
Email:jvandevelde@aso.fr

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 -   2.4 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading -    12’0
Any specific comments -   Firmer and faster than previous years.

Fairways 
Type of grass -  Mix of bent grass and fescue.
Height of cut -   8 mm
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 -  7 mm
 
Rough 
Type of grass -   Mix of fescue and rye grass
Height of cut - semi - 2.5 m  wide at 28 mm
 - intermediate - 4 m  wide at 64 mm
 - rough -   maintained rough at 100 mm, then 120 mm, then unmaintained
  
Weather 
Weather in advance - The last 4 weeks have seen a lot cool and wet weather
Forecast for tournament -  mild – mix of clouds/ part sunshine and showers, 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 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 - rough is less penal than in 2012 but greens will be firmed
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 some of the largest carp in this part of the world that feed almost exclusively on the grass clippings from the golf course.

Card of Course

Le Golf National


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14416380 104383350
23213195 113191175
35563515 124443405
44487445 134427390
54405370 145607555
64383350 154399365
74481440 163175160
83208190 174484443
95596545 184470430
Out3637523430 In3535793273
7173316703


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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1MCDOWELL, GraemeNIR18-9
2STERNE, RichardRSA18-5
T3DE LA RIVA, EduardoESP18-4
T3STORM, GraemeENG18-4
5DYSON, SimonENG18-3
T6DONALDSON, JamieWAL18-2

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