The Albatros course at Le Golf National [lə ɡɔlf na.sjɔ.nal] is an 18-hole golf course in France, near Paris. Designed by architects Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, in collaboration with Pierre Thevenin, it is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of central Paris.

Construction began 31 years ago in July 1987, and it debuted over three years later, on 5 October 1990, opened by Roger Bambuck, Minister of Youth and Sports. Le Golf National hosts the Open de France on the European Tour, the oldest national open in continental Europe. First played at Le Golf National in 1991, it has been held there every year since, except on two occasions (1999, 2001).

Le Golf National is scheduled to host the Ryder Cup in 2018 and the Olympics in 2024; it has a capacity for 80,000 spectators.[1] The Albatros (Albatross) is the main championship course, par 72 at 7,331 yards (6,703 m). The other courses are the Aigle (Eagle), par 71 and 6,224 yards (5,691 m), and the short nine-hole Oiselet (Birdie) course is par 32.


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Coordinates: 48°45′14″N 2°04′34″E / 48.754°N 2.076°E / 48.754; 2.076