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Golf National

(26 reviews)

Guyancourt, France

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The Le Golf National complex, owned and operated by the French Golf Federation, includes l'Albatros along with the more recent l'Aigle and l'Oiselet courses. Native architect Hubert Chesneau combined forces with American Robert von Hagge to shape l'Albatros out of fairly level ground, in part by importing enormous dunes to obscure the neighboring factories and the rather homely hotel that serves the complex. The course has aged beautifully, and the result is the closest thing to stadium golf anywhere in Europe, since the layout is perfect for observing the play. L'Albatros regularly hosts the French Open, and it is the obvious site for the Ryder Cup if that venue should take place in France; this is definitely a course for good players. Standouts among the holes are the 15th, 16th and 18th, which are set in a partially enclosed area in front of the hotel and framed by water hazards.

Total of 26 reviews for Golf National

Golf National is a very tricky golf course, especially when the wind gets up. You really have to drive the ball well and hit many fairways to post a decent score. It is the ty ...

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Clement Pouchain

15 Hcp9 courses played

Can be a pleasure or a nightmare (above all when the greens are fast). The course is getting better year on year for the Ryder. Better hit it long and avoid the rough. The sta ...


I know Golf National very well from my amateur career. This year the course plays less stressful than usual because the fairways are softer and the rough is not as high and th ...


The Albatros course at Le Golf National, hosting the Open de France on the European Tour every year, is a fantastic and challenging golf course. The final stretch (from 15 to ...


I played the Albatros course shortly after the re-opening last summer. What a great course with spectacular views on the greens. Mostly I love hole# 1, a little dogleg with th ...

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Miklós Breitner

36 Hcp10 courses played

If you are looking for a great golf challenge then add Le Golf National to your bucket list! The staff is very friendly and speak good English. :-)

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Adrien Saddier

Pro45 courses played

The Albatross course at le Golf National, host venue of the French Open, offers the perfect test of golf. The course is very challenging and you need to bring your A-game to p ...


I played "l'Albatros" a few years ago. A breathtaking course in great conditions. The roughs are pretty tough - if you don't stay out of it, it will cost you some balls. Plent ...

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Arthur De Rivoire

-3 Hcp170 courses played

I played the Golf National between Christmas and New Year’s Eve…and I was just blown away by the course conditions. The fairways were playing hard (...not frozen) and the gree ...


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12 Feb 2013