Ferme de la Gloriette,
Courson-Monteloup, Ile-de-France F-91680
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and woodland.
Robert von Hagge
18-hole par-72 Noir-Orange (6211 metres from back tees)
40 km SW of centre of Paris.
Leave A10 at Les Ulis. Take N446 direction Marcoussis. After 2.3 km turn right onto D3 direction Fontenay les Brilis. Follow D3 for 8.4 km, then at roundabout turn right direction Chateau de Courson / Vangrigneuse / Golf Stade Francais. After 1.6 km turn left direction Stade Francais.
Golf du Stade Francais Courson (Vert-Lilas course): 36 excellent holes of golf await the visitor to Golf de Courson, also known as Stade Francais. The Vert / Lilas combination (versus the Noir / Orange) is perhaps the best, but only just. The course is relatively open and modern, but with lots of interest - rather links like in many parts.
The punishing rough is allowed to creep quite close to the fairways, which are often pretty tight, so accuracy from the tee is the first thing to concentrate on. Next priority is to stay out of the excellent bunkering (lots of grass and sand bunkers) and avoid the water, which appears from time to time.
Trust the yardages on the par-3’s, otherwise it's easy to underclub. The proximity of the Orly airport flightpath does not spoil the essential peacefulness and tranquility of this excellent golfing venue.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
With movie star good looks (he once appeared in television commercials as the "Marlboro Man"), American course architect Robert von Hagge (1927-2010) developed his design skills under the tutelage of Dick Wilson, one of the United States' foremost golf course architects. Von Hagge left the Dick Wilson Company in 1963, setting-up his own company (Von Hagge), and at the same time changing his name to Robert von Hagge (he was originally born Robert Bernhardt Hagge).
von Hagge's portfolio includes several European projects, with well-known layouts in France, Italy and Spain. His design work in France includes some of the country's most notable modern courses, not least Les Bordes (1987); Seignosse (1989); Kempferhof (1990); Golf National (1990, both courses, with Hubert Chesneau); Courson (1991, both courses) and Royal Mougins (1993).
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