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Thursday Night Ryder Cup Party in Paris for all YGT customers

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  • 5 Nights B&B with Daily Transfers to Ryder Cup
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  • On-site Concierge / Event Management
  • Invite to YGT Ambassador Evening
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Close to the action, 6 miles from Le Golf National - stunning vistas and one of France's most picturesque places to visit

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  • Ryder Cup Season Ticket (Thu - Sun)
  • 5 Nights B&B with Daily Transfers to Ryder Cup
  • Invitation to YGT Ryder Cup Party
  • On-site Concierge / Event Management
  • Invite to YGT Ambassador Evening
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Paris Ryder Cup Experiences

18 miles from Le Golf National - one of the world's most visited cities, a unique Ryder Cup experience awaits

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  • Ryder Cup Season Ticket (Thu - Sun)
  • 5 Nights B&B with Daily Transfers to Ryder Cup
  • Invitation to YGT Ryder Cup Party
  • On-site Concierge / Event Management
  • Invite to YGT Ambassador Evening
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Hospitality
Darren Clarke
3* From £2145
4* From £2725
5* From £2799

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The 2018 Ryder Cup Packages

Le Golf National near Paris will host the 42nd edition of The Ryder Cup in 2018. Their bid was won against the likes of Germany, Holland, Portugal and 1997 host Spain. Your Golf Travel will be proudly offering experiences including transport, hotels, tickets and transfers, register now to be the first to find out about these sought after experiences to watch golf's most exciting team event.

Le Golf National has a rich tournament pedigree having hosted The European Tour's finest as home of the Alstom Open de France since 1991. Previous winners of the event have included Colin Montgomerie, Graeme McDowell and Miguel Angel Jiminez. Consistently considered to be one of the toughest tests in professional golf, Le Golf National will provide an amazing setting for both the European and American teams with many risk and reward holes on offer and plenty of water coming into play over the closing holes.

Le Golf National by the Numbers
• 7,315 Yards
• Par-72
• Course capacity is for up to 80,000 golf mad Ryder Cup fans each day
• Designed by Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge
• Course Record - 62, Eduardo Romero in 2005

Le Golf National

Le Golf National Location
Le Golf National is located 20 miles west of Paris and only a 15 minute drive from the city of Versailles, home to the stunning Palace of Versailles.

Le Golf National is only 21.5 km from Paris Orly Airport and 48 km from Charles De Gaulle International Airport.

Hospitality | Ticket Upgrades | Practice Day Tickets & Single Supplements

Your Golf Travel is pleased to offer a host of different hospitality upgrades as part of our Ryder Cup experiences. Whether you are seeking just to watch the matches unfold or enjoy stunning hospitality available just moments from the on-course action at Le Golf National.

The hospitality options are split into 4 different sections. The first is the Samuel Ryder Club which offers a less formal option with unreserved seating for small groups. The second includes reserved seating with private tables available for 8 or more attendees within the Riviera Restaurant. Guests seeking a more intimate experience will enjoy the Seine Suites which provide a private chalet style option for groups of 30 or more, these have some of the best views on the course and are perfect for combining watching the action with a hospitality experience. For those in search of a fine dining option, L'Albatros Gallery offers a luxury experience with limited options available on a daily basis.

Guests attending The 2018 Ryder Cup will also have the ability to upgrade their experience to include Practice Day tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as an option to upgrade and experience the very popular Travel Pavilion which includes access to a private area including seating and an option to purchase food and beverage whilst enjoying live coverage of The Ryder Cup on screens within the pavilion.

Single supplements are available at selected hotels, please ask your golf travel consultant as part of your booking.

Past Results of The Ryder Cup

Year Venue Europe / GB / GB&I Points USA Points Win
2016 Hazeltine National
Minnesota, USA
11 16.5 USA
2014 Gleneagles
Perthshire, Scotland
16.5 11.5 Europe
2012 Medinah
Medinah, Illinois, USA
14.5 13.5 Europe
2010 Celtic Manor
Newport, Wales
14.5 13.5 Europe
2008 Valhalla
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
11.5 16.5 USA
2006 K Club
Kildare, Ireland
18.5 9.5 Europe
2004 Oakland Hills
Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA
18.5 9.5 Europe
2002 The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, England
15.5 12.5 Europe
1999 The Country Club
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
13.5 14.5 USA
1997 Valderrama
Stogrande, Spain
14.5 13.5 Europe
1995 Oak Hill
Rochester, New York, USA
14.5 13.5 Europe
1993 The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, England
13 15 USA
1991 The Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA
13.5 14.5 USA
1989 The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, England
14 14 Europe
Retained
1987 Muirfield Village
Dublin, Ohio, USA
15 13 Europe
1985 The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, England
16.5 11.5 Europe
1983 PGA National
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
13.5 14.5 USA
1981 Walton Heath
Surrey, England
9.5 18.5 USA
1979 The Greenbrier
White Sulfer Springs, West Virginia, USA
11 17 USA
1977 Royal Lytham & St. Annes
St. Annes, England
9.5 14.5 USA
1975 Laurel Valley
Ligonier, Pennslyvania, USA
11 21 USA
1973 Muirfield
Edinburgh, Scotland
13 19 USA
1971 Old Warson
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
13.5 18.5 USA
1969 Royal Birkdale
Southport, England
16 16 USA
Retained
1967 Champions GC
Houston, Texas, USA
8.5 23.5 USA
1965 Royal Birkdale
Southport, England
12.5 19.5 USA
1963 East Lake
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
9 23 USA
1961 Royal Lytham & St.Annes
St. Annes, England
9.5 14.5 USA
1959 Eldorado
Palm Desert, California, USA
3.5 8.5 USA
1957 Lindrick GC
Yorkshire, England
7.5 4.5 GB
1955 Thunderbird
Palm Springs, California, USA
4 8 USA
1953 Wentworth
Surrey, England
5.5 6.5 USA
1951 Pinehurst
Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
2.5 9.5 USA
1949 Ganton GC
Scarborough, England
5 7 USA
1947 Portland Golf Club
Portland, Oregon, USA
1 11 USA
1937 Southport & Ainsdale GC
Southport, England
4 8 USA
1935 Ridgewood
Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
5 7 USA
1933 Southport & Ainsdale GC
Southport, England
6.5 5.5 GB
1931 Scioto CC
Columbus, Ohio, USA
4 8 USA
1929 Moortown GC
Leeds, England
7 5 GB
1927 Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
2.5 9.5 USA

2018 Ryder Cup Guide and Le Golf National

Paris is one of the world's most impressive tourist destinations, welcoming guests from across the globe, seeking an opportunity to sample world class cuisine, incredible history and sights such as The Eiffel Tower and The Louvre. See distances between Le Golf National and the sights in our guide here.

The 42nd edition of the biennial battle between Europe and the USA will be held from 28th - 30th September and will put the perfect exclamation point on this summer of golf.

For fans of the biennial battle between the United States and Europe who are making the trip to Paris, there is plenty to experience off the course. As a regular host to top class sporting events including The Rugby World Cup (2007), The World Cup (1998) and most recently The European Chapionships (2016), guests can expect a warm welcome for what will be only the second time Continental Europe has hosted The Ryder Cup. Golfers are advised to take their clubs with access to some of the best golf courses in Europe within easy reach, your Ryder Cup adventure can include some fantastic memories outside of the actual event as well.

The course
Since officially opening on 5th October 1990, Le Golf National has gone on to host the very best of professional golf as the venue of The French Open. It didn't take long to attract some of the best players in the world with the opening round on The Albatros Course being Greg Norman, Ray Floyd, Jeff Sluman and Marc Farry. The course was created by the French Golf Federation who wanted to create a base for its activities, the planning of this started in the 1980's with Roger Bambuck, Minister of Youth and Sports finally inagurating it prior to the illustrious four-ball striking their shots.

As a fairly flat site, the course underwent extensive ground works to create an theatre style course with dramatic elevations providing fantastic viewing opportunities for large crowds that attended the French Open and future proofing itself against hosting golf's largest team event, The Ryder Cup.

Measuring in excess of 7,200 yards from the tournament tees (Black or Noir depending on your language), Le Golf National requires powerful hitting from the tee and yet the narrow fairways and sweeping undulations put a premium on accuracy as well. The toughness of the course is highlighted by the 2001 French Open which saw the lowest cut mark in the tournament's history at level par. With many believing Le Golf National to be amongst the hardest on The European Tour, it looks likely to be a real test at The Ryder Cup with plenty of water coming into play in the final few holes which will no doubt lead to pars being winners rather than birdies.

What you need to know at The 2018 Ryder Cup

Getting there
Golfers heading to Le Golf National will enjoy a host of transport options either from Paris itself (around a 30 minute drive) or from international destinations with direct flights from hundreds of locations to Charles de Gaulle Airport which is around 45 minutes away via the A46, skirting the West of Paris. Those travelling from the United Kingdom can do so via car with Calais around 3 hours from Le Golf National. Another popular option for Le Golf National is to go via Dieppe, which is around 2 hours via car. For those travelling from other European destinations the likes of Barcelona (2 hours), Madrid (2 hours), Milan (90 minutes), Venice (2 hours) and Geneva (70 minutes) are short flights with numerous carrier options available.

Getting around
Paris is a fantastic city with numerous transport options ranging from the easy to use Metro system to the popular public bicylce sharing system, Velib. With plenty of accommodation options within Paris itself at a range of budgets, an opportunity to explore the city as part of your Ryder Cup experience in France is a must.

Golf in Paris and surrounding areas
France is home to a host of golf courses that regularly feature in the Top 100 Golf Courses. The likes of Morfontaine (1 hour drive), Les Bordes (90 minute drive) Golf de Chantilly (70 minute drive) and Fontainebleau (50 minute drive) are sure to be popular options for those wanting to test their game whilst watching The Ryder Cup. Northern France is home to a selection of resorts that are hugely popular amongst travelling golfers with the likes of Le Touquet, Hardelot, Saint-Saens and Hotel Barriere du Golf all perfect to top / tail or even include as part of your 2018 Ryder Cup experience.

Top or Tail your Ryder Cup experience with a great golf holiday
Golfers attending the Ryder Cup have a wealth of fantastic golf resorts to combine as part of their trip. Whether that is in France itself or exploring the fantastic golf courses in England, Scotland or Ireland or even venturing into Southern Europe to enjoy the ever popular Algarve, Costa del Sol or perhaps getting a taster of what is in store for the 2022 Ryder Cup by playing Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome.

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All packages advertised and sold through Your Golf Travel have been sourced and acquired through Ryder Cup Travel Services, the official travel services agency of Ryder Cup Europe or Premier Golf Travel, the official travel services agency of the PGA of America.

2018 Ryder Cup Captains

Europe's Ryder Cup Team will be led by Denmark's Thomas Bjørn. The Great Dane will bring the experience of being on no less than 3 winning Ryder Cup teams having tasted triumph at Valderrama in 1997, The Belfry in 2002 and at Gleneagles in 2014. With no less than 15 victories on The European Tour and 8 top-10's in Majors, the European Team will have an inspired leader in their quest to reclaim the trophy following The USA's victory at Hazeltine National in 2016.

The USA will be captained by Jim Furyk who will bring to the team room no less than 17 PGA Tour victories and most famously a US Open which he won in 2003 at Olympia Fields. As one of The PGA Tour's most consistent performers, Furyk has won more than $67,000,000 in prize money and will be sure to bring a cool head which will lean on no less than 9 previous appearances in The Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup 2018 Dates

In recent times the Ryder Cup has taken place in late September and the 42nd occurrence is no different. With the weather in September near Paris expected to be around 15 degrees, The European Team will certainly be more used to playing in these conditions than their US counterparts.

Please note the times given are a guide, they are likely to change prior / during the event

Day Description / Date & Time Location / Offer
Practice Day
Exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Plus Celebrity Match

Gates Open:
Tues, 25/09/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gates Close (approximately):
Tues, 25/09/2018 7:00 p.m.
Le Golf National
Paris, France
£1995 - £2995
Practice Day
Exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day

Gates Open:
Wed, 26/09/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 26/09/2018 7:00 p.m.
Le Golf National
Paris, France
£1995 - £2995
Practice Day
Exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day

Gates Open:
Thur, 27/09/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gates Close (approximately):
Thur, 27/09/2018 7:00 p.m.
Le Golf National
Paris, France
£1995 - £2995
1st Day of The Ryder Cup
Exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day

Gates Open:
Fri, 28/09/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 28/09/2018 7:00 p.m.
Le Golf National
Paris, France
£1995 - £2995
2nd Day of The Ryder Cup
Exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day

Gates Open:
Sat, 29/09/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 29/09/2018 7:00 p.m.
Le Golf National
Paris, France
£1995 - £2995
Final Day of The Ryder Cup
Exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day

Gates Open:
Sun, 30/09/2018 at 6:30 a.m.

Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 30/09/2018 7:00 p.m.
Le Golf National
Paris, France
£1995 - £2995

Best Tourist Attactions in Paris

Attraction Details Distance from Le Golf National
Eiffel Tower 19th Century Landmark Tower 30 minutes / 30km
Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral 40 minutes / 35km
Arc de Triomphe National Monument 35 minutes / 35km
The Louvre Landmark Art Museum 40 minutes / 35km
Champs-Élysées Shopping 35 minutes / 30km
Musée d'Orsay 19th & 20th Century Art 40 minutes / 35km
Montmartre Landmark 45 minutes / 40km
Sacre-Coeur Landmark White Church 45 minutes / 40km
Sainte-Chapelle Gothic Chapel 40 minutes / 40km
Jardin du Luxembourg 17th Century Garden/Park 40 minutes / 35km
Le Marais Historic District 40 minutes / 40km
Palais Garnier Italian-style Opera 40 minutes / 35km
Latin Quarter University, nightlife, cafes 40 minutes / 40km
Centre Georges Pompidou Mutlicultural Complex, Architectural Icon 40 minutes / 35km
Pere Lachaise Cemetery Largest Cemetery in Paris 45 minutes / 45km
Saint-Germain-des-Pres Home to the Iconic Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres 40 minutes / 35km
Les Invalides Museum 40 minutes / 35km
Catacombes of Paris Tunnel Complex with over 6 million skeletons 35 minutes / 35km
Musee Rodin Mansion & Garden 40 minutes / 35km
Île de la Cité Natural Island on the Seine 45 minutes / 40km
Parc de la Villette Urban Park 40 minutes / 40km
Parc Monceau Attractive Park 35 minutes / 35km
Musee de L'Orangerie Art Gallery 35 minutes / 35km
Pont Alexandre III Arched Bridge over the Seine 35 minutes / 35km
Place des Vosges 17th Century Square 40 minutes / 40km
Canal Saint-Martin 4.5km long Canal 45 minutes / 45km
Pantheon Mausoleum 40 minutes / 40km
Tuileries Garden 17th Century Garden with Statues 40 minutes / 35km
Place de la Concorde One of the major public squares in Paris 35 minutes / 35km
Île Saint-Louis Natural Island on the Seine 40 minutes / 40km
Musee Jacquemart-Andre Museum of Art Collections from Jacquemart & Andre's mansion 35 minutes / 35km
Opera Bastille Opera and Ballet Venue 40 minutes / 40km
Disneyland Paris Theme Park 60 minutes / 75km
Louvre Pyramid Iconic Glass Pyramid 40 minutes / 35km
Odeon-Theatre de L'Europe Late 1700s Performing Arts Theatre 40 minutes / 40km
Champ de Mars Large Public Park & extensive lawns near the Eiffel Tower 30 minutes / 30km
Musee Picasso 5000 Picasso Artworks 45 minutes / 40km
Grand Palais Exhibition Hall with Glass roof 35 minutes / 35km
Musee Nissim de Camondo Fine art & furniture museum 35 minutes / 35km
Tour Montparnasse 59 story Skyscraper 35 minutes / 35km
Parc des Buttes Chaumont 61 acre park 45 minutes / 45km
Conciergerie 14th Century Royal Palace & Prison 40 minutes / 40km
Musee National du Moyen-Age Medieval Art Museum 40 minutes / 40km
Paradis Latin Cabaret 40 minutes / 40km
Place d'Italie Square with Monuments, gardens, sculptures 35 minutes / 35km
Hotel de Ville Headquarters of the Municipality of Paris since 1357 40 minutes / 40km
Bateaux Mouches Open excursion boats along the Seine 35 minutes / 35km
Palais-Royale 17th Century arcaded Palace with gardens 40minutes / 35km