The French Golf Federation’s Executive Committee and its President Claude Cartier decided the construction of the Golf National in September 1985. Three years of work, from July 1987 to October 1990 finalised the course. It was then inaugurated by Ray Floyd, Greg Norman, Jeff Sluman and Marc Farry.
The concept was based on opening a tip for roads or building diggings.
400 lorries a day moved a total of 1600,000 cubic metres of material with a further 600,000 removed to create water hazards. It was a tremendous challenge, which could have not succeeded without the total support of all involved.
One might be surprised with a links course with water hazards. These hazards and rolling terrain similar to that found in many Scottish Links courses became the concept. Trees took too long to grow in a short period of time when the course had to be, from 1991, a championship course. The hillocks or hummocks offered excellent facilities for television coverage of future championships.
After the inauguration of The Golf National, the Albatros Course was the venue for the first French Open in June 1991 when, in a day of both wind and rain, Nick Faldo described the course as both tough but fair. Faldo was not the only world-class player to speak favourably of The Golf National, and it was of prime importance that many others supported Faldo. In March 1994 Golf Weekly ranked The Albatros Course 3rd European Championship Course through a survey carried out within the PGA Tour Professionals.
The Albatros Course is now the permanent venue of the French Open.
The Oiselet (Birdie) 9 hole course was opened in April 1991 and the Aigle (Eagle) 18 hole - in November 1991.
The fastest and simplest way
Then take the ring road towards ROUEN. Then take motorway A13 to ROUEN
At " Triangle de Rocquencourt ", take direction Saint Quentin en Yvelines.
In the motorway A12, take direction Dreux.
The motorway A12 becomes N10. Exit at the 1rst exit.
Go straight on towards Golf National.
Take ring road and " Porte d'Auteuil " exit. Then take N10, direction " Pont de Sèvres " and N118.
After Vélizy (10 km), turn right to Versailles.
After Versailles, go straight on with N12 and exit at the 6th exit
Follow direction Golf National
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