Rue Pont Colbert,
Versailles, Ile-de-France F-78000
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Willie Park Jr.
18-hole par-72 La Forêt course (6,247 metres); 9-hole Le Coteau course.
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 Vallée 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.
Both La Boulie's tree-lined courses are routed over pleasantly undulating terrain. There are a few climbs to make, but nothing too strenuous. Located close to Versailles in the suburbs of Paris, if you want a break from all that exhaustive sightseeing, then there's no better solution than a day at La Boulie - a round on each course and an excellent lunch in between.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors on weekends.
Must book in advance with the secretariat. Proof of handicap is required and must be shown.
Players generally walk this course.
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.
France's 42nd best course (Golf World, 2022).
2 bis, avenue de Paris, 78004 Versailles
+33 (0)1 39 07 46 46Visit 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.
La Boulie; Golf National; St Cloud.
St Germain; Courson.
4 Blvd St Antoine, 78152 Le Chesnay
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Novotel Château de Versailles is located just 5 minutes 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 or a family vacation or romantic visit to Versailles.
St Nom-la-Breteche; La Boulie; Golf National; St Cloud; Feucherolles; Joyenval; Bethemont; St Germain
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