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The 2018 Ryder Cup heads to Paris as Le Golf National hosts the 42nd edition of The Ryder Cup of the event. For the latest information on tickets, accommodation and hospitality, register now to receive the very first details.

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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 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. Register for 2018 Ryder Cup Experiences
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The Guardians of The Ryder Cup

Golf's answer to The Barmy Army, The Guardians of The Ryder Cup are passionate golf fans who take pride of place at the event every two years with their songs about Europe's best players. Whether it is Rory McIlroy asking his father, what should he be? or Henrik Stenson hitting his irons, 9 down to 3, so perfectly these songs are sure to make a splash at The Ryder Cup.

Rory McIlroy Ryder Cup Song
Que Sera
When I was young and couldn't play golf,
I asked my father, what should I be?
Should I play football, or just be a bum,
Here's what he said to me:

Take my driver son,
And go become number one,
You'll bring home the Cup my boy,
'Cos you are a Mc-Ilroy!

Ta-ke, m-y, dr-i-ver, son...
[Repeat previous verse]

Danny Willett Ryder Cup Song
Don't you want me baby
You were shooting 69 when you were 5 years old,
That much is true.
But now you're Masters Champion and top ten in the world,
And a new Dad too!
[Skip to chorus]

It might be your first time,
There's no doubt in our mind,
That you will win the Ryder Cup for Europe Europe,

Danny Willett Baby!
Danny Willett O-o-oh
Danny, Willett Baby,
Danny, we love you!

Henrik Stenson Ryder Cup Song
Thank you for the music
So we sing,
Thank you Henrik Stenson,
The golf you're playing,
You won The Jug, that's what we're saying.
You can hit your driver,
Your irons, 9 down to 3,
so perfectly,
that you will win this match easily,
So we sing
Thank you Henrik Stenson,
Now win the Cup for me...

Chris Wood Ryder Cup Song
If You Go Down To The Woods Today
If you are playing Chris Wood today, you're in for a big surprise,
If you are playing Chris Wood today, you'll be looking up to the skies...
For he ate spinach when he was small,
And now he's nearly seven foot tall,
Chris Wood's the man to bring home a point for Europe.

Sergio Garcia Ryder Cup Song
That's amore
When he tees it up high, it will rip through the sky, that's Garcia,
When he shoots for the green, he's the best that I've seen, that's Garcia,
When he pulls out his flop, he'll give Ricky the chop, that's Garcia,
Wh-en he sinks his last putt, he will kick Bubba's butt that's Garcia!

Rafa Cabrera - Bello Ryder Cup Song
Let it go – Frozen
He comes from Spain, he's so sexy,
He's the golfer we all just want to be,
His touch, his feel, who is this pro..?
Well now they know...

He's Bello, he's Bello
Can't hold him back any more,
He's Bello, he's Bello,
Turn away and smash a draw.

He don't care, who stands in his way,
Let the home crowd roar,
The Yanks never bothered him anyway...

Justin Rose Ryder Cup Song
Gold – Spandau Ballet
He won gold, GOLD!
He went to Rio to wi-n,
Zika is no match for him, he's indestruct-ible,
Always believe i-in,
Justin Rose, ROSE!
Always believe in your swi-ing,
You've got the power to win, you're undefeat-able,
Always believe i-in,
Justin Rose, ROSE!

Andy Sullivan Ryder Cup Song
Freed from Desire – Gala
Our Andy he likes birdies, He's just so hard to beat,
Our Andy he likes birdies, He's just so hard to beat,

He wants more and more,
That's what he's smiling for,
Beat Davis Love,
That's what he came here for …

Sullivan's on fire,
Davis Love is terrified,
Sullivan's on fire, on fire,
Davis Love is terrified,
Na, na, na, na, na, NaaaNa,
Na NaaaNa, na, na, na

Matthew Fitzpatrick Ryder Cup Song
Kiss – Prince
You will never beat Fitz,
He's just too good,
He's gonna' take you to school,
With his three wood,
Ain't no particular club
He's more compatible with,
He's just wants an extra point,
'Cos he's...Fitz.

Lee Westwood Ryder Cup Song
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Lee,
Your short game's good,
But your long game is even be-tter,
Remember to get the ball in the hole,
Then we can start to sing this louder, louder, louder, louder…

Lee, Lee, Lee, L-L-L-Lee
L-L-L-Lee, Westwood
All together now…..

Martin Kaymer Ryder Cup Song
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Chameleon,
He won the Cup,
He filled it u-u-u-up,
Playing golf is easy when you've got the perfect swing,
And putt like a king,
Putt like a ki-i-i-ng.
To Phil and Jordan, he's an idol,
But he's not their lover, he's their ri-val!
Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Kaymer Chameleon…

Thomas Pieters Ryder Cup Song
Nellie the Elephant
Thomas Pieters answered his phone
And send hello to the Captain,
Darren said you're on the team,
Well, done, son.

Thomas Pieters packed his sticks,
And said goodbye to the waffles,
Here he stands with driver in hand,
Thump, thump, thump!

Captain Clarke Ryder Cup Song
Robin Hood
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Captain of our team,
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, teaching us to dream,
He's won six times before, soon he'll win one mooooooooooore!
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke.

Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke with his big cigar,
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke always under par,
He's won six times before, soon he'll win one mooooooooooore!
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke.

Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke with his OBE,
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, where is your big belly?
He's won six times before, soon he'll win one moooooooooore!
Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke, Darren Clarke.

Thomas Bjorn Ryder Cup Song
Born in the USA
A great Dane in a U.S. town,
Here to lead our men, keep their feet on the ground,
He'll show us how to win and he'll do it in style,
Then on Sunday we will all see his beautiful smi-le…
Bjorn beats the USA! Ye-ah,
Bjorn beats the US-A!
Bjorn beats the USA! That's right,
Bjorn beats the U-S-A..!

Paul Lawrie Ryder Cup Song
Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
If you change your mind,
Down at Hazeltine,
Darren I'm still free,
'Cos I'm Paul Lawrie,
If you need me, let me know
And I'll be around
'Cos I've got my sticks with me
If we go 3 down…
Take a chance on me,
'Cos I'm Paul Lawrie... (blow a kiss)

Padraig Harrington Ryder Cup Song
He's our super vice-captain,
He's a smiley Irishman,
Major champ that is true,
And a Ryder winner too,
He will get our boys fired up,
And help us retain the Cup!

Ian Poulter Ryder Cup Song
We are The Champions
We have Ian Poulter, my fri-end,
And he'll keep on fighting to the end,
We have the Poulter, he'll never falter,
No time for losing, cos' we have The Poulter,
To the end!

Sam Torrance Ryder Cup Song
Flower of Scotland
Oh Samuel Torrance,
When will we see, you swing again,
Your Ryder Cup glories
Are beyond mere mortal men.
You lead your colleagues.. (Lead who?),
The mighty Euros,
To golfing victory,
At Hazeltine.

Past Results of The Ryder Cup

Year Venue Europe / GB / GB&I Points USA Points Win
2016 Hazeltine National
Minnesota, USA
11 17 Europe
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
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
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.

Ticket Terms & Conditions
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 Reviews

Reviews from previous Ryder Cup packages taken by Your Golf Travel customers to Gleneagles, Medinah, Celtic Manor, Valhalla and The K Club

5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Fred and Mary

Reviewed in October 2014
5 5

A superb week at Gleneagles, even the Scottish weather couldn't put us off a great week. Many thanks for your assistance in organising, you even managed the right result!


Reviewed in October 2014
5 5

Our trip to watch The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles was excellent, we look forward to returning to travel with you to Hazeltine.


Reviewed in October 2014
5 5

Not sure we could've had a better time at The Ryder Cup, we were even perfectly placed for Donaldson's winning shot! We had a great time at Gleneagles and look forward to playing the course ourselves in the future.


Reviewed in October 2014
5 5

Thanks for organising a memorable week in Scotland, the standard of golf at The Ryder Cup was excellent and will live long in the memory. We look forward to returning one day.


Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

Thanks to all at Your Golf Travel for making my week in Chicago as great as it was. The transfers were efficient and the hotel was the perfect base to explore the sights and sounds in the evening. The golf was obviously first class - still can't believe that fight back!


Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

The best sporting event I've ever been to. We never could have seen Europe coming back on Sunday as they did and it made for some amazing viewing. Thanks for your help in organising everything it all went seemlessly.


Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

The result was more than we could have ever expected, the atmosphere on Sunday was something I'll never forget and look forward to booking my place for Gleneagles.


Reviewed in September 2012
5 5

Thanks for your help in organising a trip of a lifetime. We were so pleased we could experience this and the result was really unexpected. We'd recommend this trip to anyone and hope to book with you again soon.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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