Golf de Joyenval

Chemin de la Tuilerie, Chambourcy,

nr St-Germain-en-Laye, Ile-de-France F-78240

  • Office

    +33 (0)1 39 22 27 61
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)1 39 22 27 50
  • Fax

    +33 (0)1 30 65 94 26

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6249
5776
4532
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
148
141
129

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Marly course. Also at Joyenval is the 18-hole par-72 Trent Jones-designed Retz course, measuring 6211 metres from the back tees.

Location

Latitude:

48.893009

Longitude:

2.035367

How to get there:

27 km W of centre of Paris.

From Saint-Germain-en-Laye, head west on the N13. After less than 2 km, turn left into Chambourcy on the Rue du Chemin Neuf. In Chambourcy take the Rue de Montaigu and then Chemin de la Tuilerie, and follow signs to golf.

Golf de Joyenval

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1992

Golf de Joyenval: Fanning out to the west of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Forêt de Marly was formerly home to royal and aristocratic hunting parties, who gave chase to the forest's abundant deer and wild boar. Nowadays the forest also boasts one of the best collections of golf courses to be found around Paris.

On the forest's southern border, the 36-holes of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is the standard bearer for the more recently conceived "royal and ancient" game. Tucked into the northwest of the forest is Golf de Joyenval, another excellent, 36-hole, private member's facility.

Joyenval occasionally hosts European Tour events, and even more occasionally opens its doors to a limited number of visitors. The Club's two equally enjoyable courses, the Marly and Retz layouts, both occupy surprisingly open, linksy terrain, with woodland skirting the perimeter holes.

In this pleasantly scenic golfing environment, the principal hazards are provided by Trent Jones' impressive bunkering, as well as long, grassy rough that lines many holes. With good-width, nicely rolling (though never excessively undulating) fairways, tough-to-read greens and a few water hazards also in play, both Joyenval's courses will test and challenge your all-round game.

Limited access: this is a private course generally playable only by members and their invited guests. If you are keen to play here, some outside visitor opportunities may be available in August.

List of courses: Around Paris

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Joyenval is a private club; guests may only play if hosted by a member. A limited amount of unaccompanied guest/outside visitor play may be permitted upon application, usually restricted to the month of August.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Joyenval has hosted several top level events, including the European Seniors Tour in 2000, and in 2010 the Vivendi Cup. This full European Tour event was played as a Pro-Am for the first two days on the Marly and Retz courses; the final two rounds were played exclusivey on the Marly course (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Joyenval).

Where2Stay

  • Pavillon Henri IV4-star

    21 rue Thiers, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye

    +33 (0)1 39 10 15 15

    Visit website

    Once the residence of Louis XIV - the 'Sun King' - the Pavillon Henri IV offers an exceptional panoramic view of the Seine Valley all the way to Paris. The hotel, which opened in 1850, has the feeling of an ancient manor, with 42 rooms, a restaurant and reception rooms.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      St Germain; Bethemont.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Golf National; La Boulie; Feucherolles; St Nom-la-Bretesche (private); Joyenval (private).

  • Hotel Novotel Château de Versailles3-star

    4 Blvd St Antoine, 78150 Le Chesnay

    +33 (0)1 39 54 96 96

    Visit website

    Novotel Château de Versailles is located just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Versailles and the world renowned Palace of Versailles. With 105 air-conditioned rooms, restaurant, bar and conference facilities, the hotel is ideal for either a business trip, family vacation, romantic visit to Versailles or exploring the excellent golf courses on the west side of Paris.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      St Nom-la-Breteche; La Boulie; Golf National; St Cloud; Feucherolles; Joyenval; Bethemont; St Germain

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