Golf National (Aigle course)


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Golf National (Aigle course) Est. 1990

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Le Golf National (Aigle course): Home to an undoubted treasure in the form of the Robert Von Hagge designed (Ryder Cup) Albatros course, Golf National is also home to something of an "enfant terrible" on adjoining land, designed by Frenchman Hubert Chesneau.

Many holes on the Aigle (Eagle) course are characterised by thin green slivers of short grass (generously called fairways), laid out between dune-like mounds of dense and often impenetrable rough. There is limited evidence of a helpful band of semi-rough, which might soften the stress of having to hit arrow straight tee shots on most holes. The Club's current literature talks about the Aigle's "wide" fairways, so it's quite possible the course has been made more "golfer-friendly" in recent times. After the opening few holes, much of the course occupies flatter ground, and is played over open, links-style terrain.

Beyond the course the scenery encompasses open country on one side and a small aerodrome on the other. The Aigle certainly provides a testing and rewarding golfing adventure, but ensure you take plenty of spare balls, just in case those "wide" fairways are a little bit tighter than you would like to see.

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Making Contact

Golf National
Avenue du Golf,
Guyancourt, Ile-de-France F-78286
France
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Office   +33 (0)1 30 43 36 00
Pro Shop   +33 (0)1 30 43 36 00
Fax

  +33 (0)1 30 43 85 58

Email   accueil@golf-national.com
Website   www.golf-national.com
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Golf Pro
 
Paul Armitage (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Golf National School of Golf
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Hubert Chesneau
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5961 5742 4877
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 72.6 71.4 72.3
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Aigle course. Also at Le Golf National are the 18-hole Albatros course (par-72; 6,695 m from back tees) and the 9-hole Oiselet/Little Bird course (par-32; 1,955 m from mens tees).
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How2Get There?

25 km SW of centre of Paris.
From the N12 in the southwest of Paris, take exit 4 (Versailles-Centre) onto the D91 and head south direction Guyancourt. After 5 km bear right off the D91 and follow Toutes Directions; do not follow direction Voisins le Bx into the underpass. At roundabout take the third exit, direction Golf National. After o.7 km turn left into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: weekdays €92; weekends €77. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Official handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Golf National's Albatros course has hosted many top-level tournaments including the French Open championship on many occasions. As venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup matches, the Albatros joined an elite band of golf courses in Europe and America that have hosted this most famous of golfing events. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Golf National, Albatros course.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 15th best Stay&Play golf resort in continental Europe.
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Location

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Latitude: (48.753753)
Longitude: (2.080906)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hotel Novotel Saint Quentin Golf National 4-star
1 ave du Golf, 78114 Magny-les-Hameaux
+33 (0)1 30 57 65 65
www.novotel.com

Located alongside the prestigious courses of Golf National (annual host to the French Open tournament), the hotel offers 131 modern rooms, 12 meeting rooms and an auditorium for hosting a full array of professional and private events. The restaurant, clubhouse, bar and swimming pool are centers for relaxation, dedicated to your well-being.

Golf at this hotel Golf National (Albatros, Aigle and Oiselet courses)
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km La Boulie; St Nom-la-Breteche; St Cloud; Feucherolles; Joyenval; Bethemont; St Germain; Courson; Rochefort.
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Hotel Novotel Château de Versailles 3-star
4 Blvd St Antoine, 78152 Le Chesnay
+33 (0)1 39 54 96 96
www.accorhotels.com

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
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km St Nom-la-Breteche; La Boulie; Golf National; St Cloud; Feucherolles; Joyenval; Bethemont; St Germain
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