Le Golf National
Location: 20 miles south west of Paris
Bruno Rebeuh / Player's liaison
Jean Van de Velde
A.S.O - FFGOLF PRODUCTION
253 quai de la bataille de Stalingrad
92 137 Issy Les Moulineaux, Cedex
Tel: + 33 (0)1 41 33 14 00
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 41 33 14 14
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 - 2.4 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 12’0
Any specific comments - Firmer and faster than previous years.
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
Type of grass - Mix of meadow grass/ bent and fescue
Height of cut - 7 mm
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 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.
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
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.
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