Two years to go to 2018 Ryder Cup in France
Two years ahead of the Ryder Cup in France, the French Chamber of Commerce held an event at the French Ambassador’s Residence with representatives of golf’s premier tournament
20 September 2016
With more than 500 golf courses, including the oldest course in continental Europe in Pau, France is the ideal destination for a golfing holiday. Of course in 2018 there’s another big reason for golf fans to visit France: the prestigious Ryder Cup competition at Le Golf National Albatros Course in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
With its pleasant summer temperatures, France lets you combine a traditional sightseeing holiday with playing a round of golf - one example is a popular “Golf and Vineyard” travel package. The green fees for playing on France’s high-quality courses are also competitive making it a particularly attractive destination for Britain’s golfing fans.
Since it was announced that the Ryder Cup would take place at Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, more and more Brits have been looking to enjoy some of France’s other renowned golf courses. These include: Terre Blanche - which is regularly featured among the top 50 courses in Europe - Gold du Medoc, Gold d’Ilbarritz and courses around the region of Biarritz.
With that in mind, the French Chamber of Great Britain held an event with a number of representatives of the competition at the French Ambassador’s residence in Kensington Palace Gardens, London. The aim was to tell guests more about The Ryder Cup, the significance of The Ryder Cup coming to France and the impact it will have on golf in France.
The speakers were: David Williams, Chairman of the European Tour; Pascal Grizot, Chairman of Ryder Cup France 2018; Antoine Arnault, Chairman of Loro Piana, the Official Supplier of on course and off course clothing of the European Ryder Cup Team and Thomas Levet, Ryder Cup player interviewed by Michael Gibbons, Chief Press Officer of The European Tour.
The event coincides with the launch of a new golf tourism campaign from Atout France, the French tourist agency. For more information visit the Atout France website: http://uk.france.fr/en/golf-1
About the Ryder Cup
With a heritage dating back more than 80 years, The Ryder Cup is one of golf’s most historic and prestigious team trophies. Since the first official Ryder Cup Match in 1927, the event has grown to become not only the most coveted team prize in golf, but also one of the world’s greatest sports events.
Truly great sporting occasions transcend their sport and this is certainly the case with The Ryder Cup, which attracts media attention and interest far beyond the ranks of committed golf enthusiasts alone. In 2018 the Ryder Cup returns to main land Europe for only the second time in its existence, having last been played at Valderrama in Spain. Since then Team Europe has not lost a home match and all eyes will be watching to see if they can continue this winning streak.
The 2018 Ryder Cup will take place at Le Golf National, Paris, France from the 25th to 30th September 2018 and is expected to attract over 250k spectators and guests.