Golf de Saint-Cloud

60 rue du 19 Janvier,

Garches, Ile-de-France F-92380

  • Office

    +33 (0)1 47 01 01 85
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)1 47 41 23 73
  • Fax

    +33 (0)1 47 01 19 57
  • Golf pro

    Jean-Claude Bard, Christian Cévaër et al.

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Vert/Green course: designed by Harry Colt (1913).
    Jaune/Yellow course: designed by Harry Colt and his partner John S.F. Morrison (1930).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5894
5601
4962
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
71.7
70.6
71.7

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Green/Vert course. Also at Saint-Cloud is the 18-hole Jaune/Yellow course (par-67; 4824 metres from the back tees).

Location

Latitude:

48.852203

Longitude:

2.188398

How to get there:

12 km W of centre of Paris.

From A13 exit at junction 5 follow Vaucresson D182. After o.6 km turn right onto D907, direction Marnes la Coquette. After o.6 km turn left at traffic lights direction Vaucresson centre. After o.3 km bear right at roundabout. After o.3 km at second roundabout bear left. After o.5 km go straight over third roundabout. After 1.1 km at fourth roundabout (pine tree) turn left into Rue du 19 Janvier. After 1.5 km golf entrance is a very sharp turn on your left.

Golf de Saint-Cloud (Vert course)

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

Est. 1911

Golf de Saint-Cloud (Vert course): The two courses of Golf de Saint-Cloud are located on what was previously known as the Buzenval estate; amongst its former owners ... Napolean Bonaparte's first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais. In 1913, the then owner of Saint-Cloud Country Club, an American lawyer named Henry Cachard, commissioned the legendary English course architect Harry Colt to design the championship Vert/Green course. The shorter par-67 Jaune/Yellow course was added in 1930.

Over the years Harry Colt's original design has been modified with additional tree-planting, bunkering and earth mounding. However, Colt's impressive layout still provides the underpinning for the many golfing challenges on this delightfully absorbing parkland course. Whereas flattish terrain characterises the course up to the par-4 7th, things become distinctly more undulating for the next eight holes. Some of the higher elevations offer views over Paris, although these can be obscured in summer when the trees lining the holes are in full leaf.

From its beginnings, Saint-Cloud was a gathering place for French high society to relax and enjoy the sporting pursuits of golf, tennis and polo. French presidents and British royalty have plied their golfing skills here. The clubhouse, all six storeys of it, is indeed a very grand affair. When you add in the shorter but also testing Jaune course and excellent practice facilities, it's easy to understand why Saint-Cloud remains one of the premier golfing venues around Paris.

List of courses: Around Paris

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitor tee-times available only in July and August; exceptionally at other times. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap must be shown.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on the Vert course in July/Aug: weekdays c.€120; weekends c.€150.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Between 1926 and 1987 the Vert course at Saint-Cloud frequently hosted the French Open Championship, continental Europe's oldest national golf championship, dating back to 1906. Included amongst the winners at Saint-Cloud of this prestigious event are: Sir Henry Cotton (1946); Flory van Donck (1954, 1957); Roberto di Vicenzo (1960); Greg Norman (1980); Bernhard Langer (1984) and Jose Rivero (1987).

Saint-Cloud also hosted the first Hennessy Cognac Ladies Cup (Laura Davies's second professional event, in which she came second to Australian Jan Stephenson), and the Perrier Tournament (won by the team of Seve Ballesteros & José María Olazábal in 1995). More recently the course has hosted the French Senior Open. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Saint-Cloud).

Published ranking

Vert course:
France's 22nd best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 179th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Villa Henri IV3-star

    Saint Cloud, Paris.

    +33 (0)1 46 02 59 30

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Saint-Cloud

    • Golf within 30 km:

      La Boulie; Golf National; St Germain.

  • Hotel Novotel Château de Versailles3-star

    4 Blvd St Antoine, 78152 Le Chesnay

    +33 (0)1 39 54 96 96

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

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