Golf de Saint-Germain

Route de Poissy,

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Ile-de-France F-78100

  • Office

    +33 (0)1 39 10 30 30
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)1 39 73 87 48
  • Fax

    +33 (0)1 39 10 30 31
  • Golf pro

    Olivier Saint-Hilaire

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6122
5810
5224
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
71
72

At the same location:

9-hole par-33 Genets course (2,030 metres); also designed in 1922 by Harry Colt.

Location

Latitude:

48.918875

Longitude:

2.058521

How to get there:

25 km NW of centre of Paris.

From St Germain-en-Laye follow the D190 direction Poissy for approx 3.2 km. Golf is well sign-posted on your left.

Golf de Saint-Germain

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1924

Golf de Saint-Germain is home to a Harry Colt designed gem that oozes quality and old world charm at every turn. Many regard it as one of Colt's finest continental designs. Taking a relatively flat area of woodland with a railway running through it, the great man set to work and skilfully crafted a wonderful variety of excellent golf holes.

Apart from the need for care as you cross the railway line (four times), this is a course to relax on, swing easy and soak up the beautiful woodland atmosphere. Like most Colt courses, Saint-Germain is blessed with an outstanding collection of par-3s. At these and several other holes the greens are elevated, with large stylish bunkers defending them. At the short par-4 10th for example, attempts to drive the green will most likely fail. If you do get close, a wall of bunkers in front of the green will invariably mean a sandy second shot.

The clubhouse, beautiful in its resplendent dark green and white livery, offers food and wines of the highest quality. Don't miss out on lunch if you do visit; it's one of the best in any of the golf clubs around Paris.

List of courses: Around Paris

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no visitors on weekends. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 28.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: €90 (weekdays only).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Saint-Germain has hosted several French Open championships, the last of which was won by Seve Ballesteros in 1985 (for full details see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Saint-Germain).

Published ranking

France: 7th best course in France (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 26th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).

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:

      Saint-Germain; Bethemont.

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

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