Golf, history and culture
Ranked among Continental Europe’s Top 25 Golf Resorts*, Le Golf National’s Championship Albatros course is its star attraction.
Situated on the outskirts of Versailles, near Paris, the host venue of The 2018 Ryder Cup offers 43 holes of golf including the Aigle, a pleasant sister course to the acclaimed Albatros, fantastic practice facilities, the French Golf Federation National Performance Centre, and a modern clubhouse. The resort also offers extensive onsite amenities including the 4-star Novotel Saint Quentin en Yvelines hotel, three restaurants, spa, swimming pool and much more.
For visitors looking to play golf in France, a visit to the Greater Paris region is a must. Le Golf National is situated in an area boasting the largest number of golf courses in France; 78 in total, with 26 clubs just within a 2.5km radius.
*Golf World Magazine UK, 2021
Designed by Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge to welcome prestigious international tournaments, including The 2018 Ryder Cup and The 2024 Olympic Games, the renowned Albatros course has hosted 27 editions of the Open de France since it opened in 1990.
It combines the traditional feel of a links course with expansive features of a modern stadium design, including slick greens, vast undulating fairways, water hazards and links-style bunkers. The four spectacular closing holes, which are the course’s signature holes and are surrounded by water hazards, make the Albatros a true test of golf and one of the finest golf courses in Europe.
The venue’s second course, the 18-hole Aigle (Eagle), two driving ranges, with a total of 35 covered bays, and large chipping and putting greens make Le Golf National’s golf facilities the envy of any course.
A well-known tourist hotspot, Paris is home to numerous historical and cultural landmarks, including Notre-Dame cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Louvre, L’Arc de Triomphe and Centre Pompidou. North of the River Seine, looking out over Paris with great views from the city’s highest point, is the Basilica of Montmartre – known as the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart).
A mere 40 minutes from Le Golf National, The City of Lights offers a multitude of attractions, from markets and fairs to music and festivals, as well as amazing restaurants and grand shopping centres for a truly unique city experience. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in French history, you can visit the world famous Castle of Versailles, only a 12 minute drive from Le Golf National.