Novotel Saint Quentin Golf National
The Novotel Saint Quentin Golf National provides good 3* accommodation, but its main selling point is undoubtedly its location, adjacent to the spectacular Le Golf National Resort, venue for the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Just a few kilometres from Versailles and 30 minutes drive from central Paris this newly renovated Hotel is the perfect location for golfers looking to experience Le Golf National and many other great courses in the area.
The 131 guest bedrooms are designed to be functional and convenient. Though not extravagant or ostentatious, all modern amenities are catered for, and the attentive and efficient service will allow you to relax and focus on the golf, which is the main reason for visiting.
The management at the Novotel understand well the requirements of golfers, which helps to explain why this has become such a reliable base for a visit to this prestigious golfing destination.
There are two tennis courts, a swimming pool and a fitness centre, while you can also try you hand at boules, petanque or snooker.
The hotel has two bars and three restaurants, including one which opens late for the benefit of weary returning golfers.
L’Albatros is Le Golf National‘s centerpiece, and is the annual host to the French Open. Ranked 4th in France and 9th in continental Europe, L’Albatros was designed by Hubert Chesneau, and has hints of Florida, a splash of Ireland and a lot of France. The stadium course has been built in accordance with the most modern construction principles and is staging the Ryder Cup in 2018.
This is the toughest golf course around Paris, where the enormous, undulating putting surfaces are sculpted around great swathes of water and sand. The distinctly rugged feel of L’Albatros reminds you that this is a proper golf course, not a walk-in-the-park resort track, and is there to test even the best.
It´s a Par 72 with 7271 metres length from the black tees. The course has 5 different tees suitable for any kind of golfer.
2019 Open de France
2018 Open de France
2017 Open de France
2016 100th Open de France
2015 Alstom Open de France
The resort’s second course is L’Aigle, which is certainly a more forgiving proposition than the neighbouring French Open venue. L’Aigle is shorter, at 6,489 yards, and is more sympathetically set up to welcome the average player. In the same manner as L’Albatros, the course is rough around the edges, and has a degree of links in its make up, but does not have the demanding hazards that make Le Golf National’s main attraction so challenging.
Golf des Yvelines is situated right in the heart of Île-de-France, just 35 minutes west of Paris and right next to the majestic Chateau de Versailles.
The stunning natural surroundings are the first this you will notice upon arriving at this serene golfing complex, which is composed of two golf courses and a magnifice laid out within an area of 90 hectares bordering the forest of Rabouillet.
There are two courses at Golf des Yvelines: the 18-hole Chênes and the 9-hole Tilleuls. The main 18-hole course, which measures just less than 7,000 yards from the back tees, was designed by the renowned British golf course architect H.J. Baker in 1990. It is characterised by its unique layout and the height of the imposing trees (some of which are over 100 years old) which define it.
The 9-hole track, which measures just less than 2,200 yards, is perfect for learner of the game and the seasoned golfer looking to hone his iron play and short game.
As well as the two golf courses, the club also has excellent training and practice facilities, including: a driving range with 20 covered bays, putting green, pitching green and practice bunker.
Golf des Yvelines is also able to boast a stunning clubhouse which was once a 17th century Chateau. After a complete restoration it now houses a great restaurant with a terrace.