Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche

Hameau de la Tuilerie Bignon,

Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, Ile-de-France F-78860

  • Office

    +33 (0)1 30 80 04 40
  • Pro shop

    +33 (0)1 30 80 40 27
  • Fax

    +33 (0)1 34 62 60 44

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential (large villas)

  • Designer:

    Fred Hawtree (Red and Blue courses)

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6252
5877
4920
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
145
136
126

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Rouge course. Also at Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is the 18-hole par-72 Bleu course, measuring 6167 m from back tees.

Location

Latitude:

48.852333

Longitude:

2.036563

How to get there:

25 km W of centre of Paris.

From the A13 to the west of Paris take exit 6, and follow direction Versailles / Le Chesnay. After o.5 km head west on the D307 direction Noisy-le-Roi. After 7 km on the D307, golf is on your left.

Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche

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

Est. 1959

Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche: Here in the western outskirts of Paris, with many fine golf courses as neighbours, the impressive Rouge and Bleu courses at Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche stand out as beacons of French golfing excellence. When melded together as an 18-hole composite layout, the Red and Blue courses have enjoyed a long and illustrious association with top level tournament golf, which dates back over a period of many years (see Did You Know section below).

Both the Red course (comprising two nine-hole loops) and the Blue (an out-and-back design) were designed by Fred Hawtree, and both will give your game an excellent workout in a pleasantly undulating parkland environment. The courses are excellently maintained, with housing (large villas) set well back from the course and only to be found on the outer perimeter of this 36-hole venue.

Occasional water hazards, most commonly found alongside some greens, combine with a plethora of stylish bunkering to provide the main strategic defences to the sometimes tightish and often tree-lined holes. The pleasantly undulating terrain creates many nicely elevated teeing grounds and occasional views across the surrounding wooded countryside; most of the time however you will be looking across to other parts of this quiet, natural and always attractive golf setting.

The beautiful and ancient stone-built clubhouse, originally a farm worked by Cistercian monks, sits on the edge of the village of Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, which like the farm itself has a long and fascinating history.

List of courses: Around Paris

Visitors

Who can play and when?

St Nom-la-Breteche is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

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?

Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche has hosted many top-level tournaments, not least the Canada Cup (now known as the World Cup of Golf) won by the USA team of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in 1963. Three French Opens followed and then, for 34 years from 1970 until 2003, the Trophee Lancome - one of the European Tour's most prestigious events. For details and results see our Tournaments section > by Venue > St Nom-la-Bretèche.

Published ranking

Rouge course: 10th best course in France (Golf Digest, 2020).

Where2Stay

  • 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

  • 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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