La Vallée is the first course built in the Paris region in 1901. Its winding and hilly course for the time was designed by the Scottish Willie Park Jr, winner of two British Open, now one of the most famous architects of the early twentieth ecentury. The course hosted the first French Open in 1906, won by Club pro Arnaud Massy. Ravaged during the Second World War, it was rebuilt in 1951 according to the original layout, making some changes and modifications necessary after the passage of the German tanks. Theater of 19 editions of the French Open, a World Cup in 1963, many prestigious tournaments such as the Open Perrier (1988 and 1991), the course of La Boulie has seen a significant number of glories of this sport like Arnaud Massy, ââByron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Severiano Ballesteros, Fred Couples or Tiger Woods during the Amateur World Championships in 1994.
A course that has become legendary, La Vallée is not very long but rather technical. Its narrow fairways lined with trees of various species, with steep drops and numerous slopes represent the main difficulty of this route. You never play with your feet flat! The large and deep greens allow multiple flag positions, from the simplest to the most complex. They are defended by many deep bunkers requiring a little performing game.
Inaugurated in May 1968, the La Forêt course is designed in the heart of the Bois des Gonnards, bought by the Racing Club de France a few months earlier, bringing the total area of ââthe site to over 100 hectares. Its relatively flat route winds through trees of hundreds of different species, giving the course a rural atmosphere, rare in the region. Its fairways are quite narrow and its immense greens are almost systematically defended by wide and deep bunkers. Some par 4s are extremely long, requiring powerful and straight faceoffs, and several dog-leg holes such as numbers 7, 8 and 15 complete the difficulties of this long and demanding course. Less prestigious than its big brother La Vallée,
LE COTEAU - 1911 - 1,086 m - PAR 27
The Coteau course is laid out in the heart of the site, on the hillside, very close to the small game area and the clubhouse. Composed exclusively of par 3s from 81 to 170 m, its hilly and physical layout makes it a truly selective course, ideal for training players of all ages and all levels. Its narrow fairways bordered by high roughs and the steep drop in each hole spice up the various friendly games that take place there. This small course serves as an educational support for the golf school, which regularly organizes ranking competitions for all the “Ciel et Blanc” small team members.
Our restaurant, 18-82, a nod to the history of the Racing Club de France, welcomes you all year round. We offer a seasonal menu as well as packages for groups and seminars.
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