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Le Golf National

(29 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 29 reviews for Le Golf National

Layout absolutely fantastic, greens already pretty fast

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Paul Strand

No handicap530 courses played

Albatros is a very difficult course even without the extreme rough! I played it exactly one year before the Ryder Cup, both Björn and Furyk was there. The course was in super condition. The...

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Gurvan Guillotel

12 Hcp46 courses played

Cet avis ne concerne pas le golf en lui même, mais plus un avis concernant l'organisation et le déroulement du HNA Open de France de 2017. Pour commencer, les installations sont assez grandes....

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Sam Poole

5 Hcp2 courses played

The Albatross course is incredible, fairways are immaculate and greens are quick and true. The staff provide excellent service and nothing was too much trouble for them. Would highly recommend.


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 type of course on which...

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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 stadium is definitely the...


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 thick. Nevertheless, it...


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 18) is definitely...


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 the green in front of...

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