le Golf National: The Albatros

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

401

126

439

197

295

482

364

490

333

3127

201

394

335

183

469

505

436

350

377

3250

6377

Hndcp

5

17

1

13

15

11

3

9

7

6

2

10

14

18

8

12

16

4

Par

4

3

4

3

4

5

4

5

4

36

3

4

4

3

5

5

4

4

4

36

72

The Albatros:  This is a relatively new and demanding European course from the early 90's designed by Hubert Chesneau and B. Von Hagge.  The objective was to blend a traditional links course with the modern "target golf" concept including water hazards in an area around the Chateau of Versailles.  The expert shaping of the greens in relation to the incoming shot and the limited elevations make this course very different and interesting to play.  The course has been highly rated and is now the home of the annual French Open. From the tips the course is rated 77.2 with a slope of 148....(the handicaps indicated here may not be accurate.  I will attempt to confirm them in the future.)

Max Deshamps has used the APCD to recreate this unusual course for all of us.  It may be downloaded for free from the Links Corner.


For questions or comments please send e-mail to David.


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