Avenue du Golf,
Guyancourt, Ile-de-France F-78286
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
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).
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.
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.
Stay & Play at Golf National: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Official handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.
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.
1 ave du Golf, 78114 Magny-les-Hameaux
+33 (0)1 30 57 65 65Visit website
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 National (Albatros, Aigle and Oiselet courses)
La Boulie; St Nom-la-Breteche; St Cloud; Feucherolles; Joyenval; Bethemont; St Germain; Courson; Rochefort.
4 Blvd St Antoine, 78152 Le Chesnay
+33 (0)1 39 54 96 96Visit 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.
St Nom-la-Breteche; La Boulie; Golf National; St Cloud; Feucherolles; Joyenval; Bethemont; St Germain
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.