Golf de la Boulie, Racing Club de France

Rue Pont Colbert,

Versailles, Ile-de-France F-78000

  • Office

    +33 (0)1 39 50 59 41
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)1 39 49 92 77
  • Fax

    +33 (0)1 39 49 04 16
  • Golf pro

    Several
  • Academy

    L'Ecole de Golf du RCF

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Jacques Roussel

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6247
5898
4987
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.9
72.4
73.4

At the same location:

18-hole par 72 La Vallée course (5,995 metres); 9-hole Le Coteau course.

Location

Latitude:

48.785442

Longitude:

2.149758

How to get there:

20 km SW of centre of Paris.

Just south of Versailles, leave the N2 motorway at exit 2, direction Jouy en Josas. From the south side of the roundabout (just off motorway) take Rue du Pont Colbert to golf. Entrance to golf is just off motorway.

Golf de la Boulie (La Forêt course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1968

Golf de la Boulie (La Forêt course): Golf de la Boulie is part of the Racing Club de France (RCF), one of the biggest sporting clubs in France. No surprise therefore that it enjoys all the trappings of a top-class golf venue. The clubhouse and general facilities are excellent, and the two 18-hole courses (plus a nine-holer) are really worth a visit.

The out-and-back Forest course, designed by Jacques Roussel, dates from 1968. This makes it a much more recent addition at La Boulie than the original Valley course, laid out by Willie Park Jr in 1901.

On La Forêt, good-width fairways and large greens occupy slightly flatter terrain than on its higher-rated sibling. However, the quiet wooded environment is just as enchanting, with most of the holes pleasantly tree-lined.

As on the Vallée, the bunkering is impressive and the putting surfaces large and testing. Undergrowth beneath the trees has largely been eliminated, so ball-finding is relatively easy if you do happen to stray offline.

The back-nine of La Forêt is perhaps the more interesting of the two, with tight dog-legging holes at the par-5 10th and again at the par-4 15th. It's worth noting that if the sun is beating down and temperatures are high, the Forêt offers more shade and an easier walk than the more undulating Vallée course.

List of courses: Around Paris

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors on weekends.

Must book in advance with the secretariat. Proof of handicap is required and must be shown.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Between 1906 and 1986 La Boulie was a frequent host to the French Open Championship. Most recent winners were Seve Ballesteros in 1986, and Nick Faldo in 1983. Previous French Open winners at La Boulie have included Arnaud Massy, J.H.Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Locke, Byron Nelson, Peter Oosterhuis and Brian Barnes.

Where2Stay

  • Chateau de Versailles Hotel4-star

    2 bis, avenue de Paris, 78004 Versailles

    +33 (0)1 39 07 46 46

    Visit website

    Located just a stone's throw from the Palace of Versailles, this luxury 4-star hotel occupies a prestigious historic site. The modern Pullman Château de Versailles hotel includes a fitness room, free WIFI throughout the hotel and spacious meeting rooms.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      La Boulie; Golf National; St Cloud.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      St Germain; Courson.

  • Trianon Palace Versailles5-star

    1 Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles

    +33 (0) 1 30 84 50 00

    Visit website

    The Trianon Palace Versailles, a member of The Waldorf Astoria Collection, is one of Paris's leading luxury retreats. Located close to the Chateau de Versailles, this fashionable hotel recently benefitted from a full-scale redesign, adding an air of modern elegance to an atmosphere of regal luxury. Here you can enjoy lavishly appointed accommodation, an excellent Gordon Ramsay restaurant, the Spa Guerlain and a beautiful, heated, indoor swimming pool.

    • 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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