|5 NIGHT RYDER CUP TRAVEL PACKAGES
3* IBIS PARIS MEUDON VELIZY: **SOLD OUT** – 15km from Le Golf National
4* NOVOTEL MASSY PALAISEAU: **SOLD OUT** – 19km from Le Golf National
4* NOVOTEL TOUR EIFFEL: **SOLD OUT** – 30km from Le Golf National
*Please enquire for available hotel options
2018 Ryder Cup
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September 2018
Le Golf National, Paris
Wednesday 26th September
Upon arrival into Paris, make you own way to your chosen hotel for a 5-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis. Time for you to familiarise yourself with your local surroundings.
Thursday 27th September
Practice day today at Le Golf National. Your Ryder Cup Season Ticket includes access to Le Golf National today with return transfers. Alternatively use the day to explore Paris. This evening included in your package is a Ryder Cup Celebration Evening.
Friday 28th September
Day 1 of the Ryder Cup
OPENING FOURSOMES & FOURBALL MATCHES
Saturday 29th September
Day 2 of the Ryder Cup
SECOND FOURSOMES & FOURBALL MATCHES
Sunday 30th September
Day 3 of the Ryder Cup
FINAL DAY SINGLES MATCHES
Monday 01st October
Check out of your hotel this morning and continue with your own arrangements.
3* IBIS PARIS MEUDON VELIZY:
15km from Le Golf National
Located in the Meudon Forest, just 10 km from the Porte de Versailles entrance into Paris, ibis Paris Meudon Velizy offers a 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant. The Château de Versailles is only a 15-minute drive away. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a wardrobe and a desk. The en suite bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at ibis Paris Meudon Velizy. Guests can also enjoy a drink in the bar or sample the international and traditional cuisine in the restaurant. Additional features include a terrace, free Wi-Fi access throughout, private parking on site and an elevator. Pont de Sèvres Metro Station is 5 km away and offers direct access to the centre of Paris, including Trocadèro and the Grands Magasins.
4* NOVOTEL MASSY PALAISEAU:
19km from Le Golf National
The Novotel Massy Palaiseau is well located, just 15 minutes from the centre of Paris by train and 19km from Le Golf National where the Ryder Cup is being held in 2018. Situated on the outskirts of Massy, the Novotel is 800m from Massy RER/HGV train station and with easy access to the A6 & A10. The hotel itself has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar (24 hr service) and ample parking for all guests. Hotel rooms are spacious and contemporary in design with access to free WiFi, a minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes, Satellite/Cable TV, Tea & coffee, Air conditioning and broadband line/computer network socket. The Novotel has 4 Accessible rooms, subject to availability.
4* NOVOTEL TOUR EIFFEL:
30km from Le Golf National
The Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris and is a 10-minute drive to the Parc des Princes Stadium. The hotel features a fitness centre and 2 restaurants serving French and Japanese cuisine. The spacious rooms have en suite facilities and are contemporary in style. Free WiFi access is provided throughout. The Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel has 2 restaurants, Novotel Café and the Benkay. Novotel Café serves traditional French cuisine and offers views over the Seine. The Benkay serves Japanese dishes. The Blue Fitness Eiffel centre has an indoor heated swimming pool and a fitness room. The Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel offers easy access to the entire city via the nearby public transport network.
|5 NIGHT RYDER CUP TRAVEL PACKAGES
3* IBIS PARIS MEUDON VELIZY: £2185 pp sharing (Single add on: £445) – 15km from Le Golf National
4* NOVOTEL MASSY PALAISEAU: £2295 pp sharing (Single add on: £545) – 19km from Le Golf National
4* NOVOTEL TOUR EIFFEL: £2615 pp sharing (Single add on: £875) – 30km from Le Golf National
|OTHER HOTELS – 5 NIGHT RYDER CUP TRAVEL PACKAGES
3* Timhotel Paris Place d’Italie £2340pp sharing / £595 (SS) 35km from Le Golf National
3* Campanille Villeneuve Saint Georges £2085pp sharing / £405 (SS) 37km from Le Golf National
4* Mercure Tour Eiffel £2615pp sharing / £875 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
4* Suite Novotel Velizy £2425pp sharing / £695 (SS) 18km from Le Golf National
4* Mercure Paris Sud les Ulis Courtaboeuf £2235pp sharing / £485 (SS) 18km from Le Golf National
4* Melia Paris La Defense £2525pp sharing / £825 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
4* Melia Paris Champs Elysees £2765pp sharing / £1035 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
4* Best Western Paris Orly Airport £2355pp sharing / £695 (SS) 28km from Le Golf National
4* AC Paris Port Maillot £2285pp sharing / £595 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
4* Courtyard by Marriott Paris Arcueil £2185pp sharing / £395 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
4* Tryp Paris Opera Hotel £2525pp sharing / £815 (SS) 34km from Le Golf National
4* Melia Paris Royal Alma £2835pp sharing / £1125 (SS) 32km from Le Golf National
4* Hotel Concorde Montparnasse £2545pp sharing / £875 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
4* Novotel Paris Les Halles £2455pp sharing / £745 (SS) 36km from Le Golf National
4* Novotel Paris Centre Gare Montparnasse £2365pp sharing / £615 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National Course
4* Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse £2435pp sharing / £695 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
4* Mercure Paris Gare Montparnasse £2365pp sharing / £615 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
4* Mercure Paris Opera Garnier £2635pp sharing / £1035 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
4* Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St Cloud £2745pp sharing / £995 (SS) 23km from Le Golf NationalCourse
4* Courtyard by Marriott Paris Colombes £2305pp sharing / £325 (SS) 32km from Le Golf National
4* Novotel Paris La Defense £2235pp sharing / £345 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
4* Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile £3055pp sharing / £1295 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
4* Le Meridien Etoile £965pp sharing / £1215 (SS) 31km from Le Golf National
4* Radisson Blu Hotel Paris Boulogne £2675pp sharing / £925 (SS) 27km from Le Golf National
5* Hotel Bel Ami £3785pp sharing / £2025 (SS) 35km from Le Golf National
5* Hotel Le Belmont £2935pp sharing / £1265 (SS) 32km from Le Golf National
5* Hotel Keppler £2935pp sharing / £1385 (SS) 32km from Le Golf National
5* Buddha Bar Hotel £3455pp sharing / £1695 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
5* Majestic Hotel £3135pp sharing / £1355 (SS) 30km from Le Golf National
5* Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg £4105pp sharing / £2305 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
5* Sofitel Paris La Defense £2345pp sharing / £665 (SS) 33km from Le Golf National
5* Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe £3075pp sharing / £1415 (SS) 31km from Le Golf National
5* Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero £2785pp sharing / £1105 (SS)30km from Le Golf National
5* Renaissance Paris Republique £2885pp sharing / £1165 (SS) 42km from Le Golf National
The Ryder Cup, played every two years between 12 players from the U.S. against 12 players from Europe, consists of five match-play sessions played over three days. In match play, the score of the match is determined based on the number of holes won by each side, as opposed to stroke play, where the number of strokes are added up at the end to determine a winner. Hypothetically, the player who takes more strokes in match play could conceivably still when his or her match.
Let’s break it down how the Ryder Cup works.
Points: The three days of the matches consist of a total of 28 matches, each with 1 point available. There are no extra holes in a Ryder Cup. Should the two sides be tied after 18 holes, each side earns a halve (1/2 point).
Winning point total: In order to achieve an outright win, a team must collect 14 1/2 points. In the case of a 14-14 tie, the winning team from the previous Ryder Cup retains the trophy.
How the matches work: The first two days of the Ryder Cup consists of two sessions — one session each of fourballs (or, “better ball”) and foursomes (or, “alternate shot”). There are four matches in each session the first two days. The final day of the matches is reserved for singles play.
What does “Fourballs” mean?: Fourballs is when two players from the U.S. tee off against two players from Europe in the same group. Each player plays his own ball for the entire hole. The lowest score — or better ball — from the two partners counts as the team score for the hole.
What does “Foursomes” mean?: In this format, two players from the U.S. tee off against two players from Europe in the same group, but play just one ball each, alternating shots. If player A tees off on the odd-numbered holes, player B tees off on the even-numbered holes. The team with the lower score takes the hole.
What does “Singles” mean?: In “singles” — the final session of the Ryder Cup — their are 12, separate, one-on-one matches contested with one player from the U.S. squaring off against one player from Europe. Singles is the only session in the Ryder Cup where every player from each side plays.
What does it mean to “concede?”: Unlike stroke play, players do not have to “putt-out” in match play. If a player “concedes” a putt to his opponent, the opponent is allowed to pick his ball up, taking the score he would have made on the next stroke, and move on to the next hole. A concession can be made on a hole, a putt, or a putt that closes out the match.
How is a line-up determined for each session?: The captain from the U.S. and the captain from Europe determine which of their players will play together in a particular session, as well as the order in which they will play. The captains submit an envelope with their respective line ups and do not know ahead of time who they’ll be up against.
When is the line-up determined?: The captains will announce the line-up for the first session of the Ryder Cup during the Opening Ceremony. The second session line-up is determined as the first session is winding down. The line-up for the first session on Day 2 is revealed when play ends on
Day 1. The second session line-up for Day 2 is revealed as the first session of Day 2 is winding down. And, finally, the line-up for the final day singles matches are revealed after play ends on Day 2.
Here are the tee times — with teams and format still to be determined — for the 2016 Ryder Cup, Sept. 20 to Oct. 2, at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn. U.S. Captain Davis Love III will be tasked with determining which order the matches will be played.
Friday and Saturday (Foursomes/Fourball):
There were two unofficial matches between professionals from Great Britain and the United States before the birth of The Ryder Cup in 1927, both won by the British.
The first was played at Gleneagles in 1921 but the second of these, held at Wentworth in 1926, was undoubtedly the most significant for among those in the gallery was a man called Samuel Ryder.
Ryder was an English seed merchant and entrepreneur from St Albans in Hertfordshire who made his money selling penny seed packets. He had taken up golf relatively late in life to improve his health and employed Abe Mitchell, one of the golfing greats of his era, as his personal tutor.
Ryder was enthralled by the match at Wentworth, and particularly delighted to see Mitchell team up with George Duncan to defeat the defending Open Champion Jim Barnes and the great Walter Hagen. ‘We must do this again’, said Ryder in the bar afterwards and The Ryder Cup was born.
Ryder donated a small but striking gold cup that today epitomises all that is good in sporting competition. It cost £250 and the small golfing figure atop the cup, as requested by the donor, stands as a lasting memorial to Abe Mitchell.
The first 22 Ryder Cup matches pitched Great Britain and Ireland against the United States, with the US winning 18, GB and Ireland three and one match, the famous 1969 contest, tied.
In 1979, Europe entered the fray, with Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido becoming the first continental golfers to play in The Ryder Cup. In the subsequent 16 matches, Europe have won eight, the United States seven, with one match tied.
The Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest sporting contests as every two years 24 of the best players from Europe and the United States go head-to-head in match play competition. Drama, tension, incredible golf, camaraderie and sportsmanship are served in equal measure, captivating an audience of millions around the world. It’s an event that transcends sport, yet remains true to the spirit of its founder, Samuel Ryder.
Year Venue USA Eur/GB/GBI Winners
2016 Hazeltine National 17 11 USA
2014 Gleneagles 11 ½ 16 ½ Europe
2012 Medinah Country Club 13 ½ 14 ½ Europe
2010 The Celtic Manor Resort 13 ½ 14 ½ Europe
City of Newport, Wales
2008 Valhalla Golf Club 16 ½ 11 ½ USA
2006 The K Club 9 ½ 18 ½ Europe
Co. Kildare, Ireland
2004 Oakland Hills CC 9 ½ 18 ½ Europe
Bloomfield Township, MI, USA
2002 The Belfry 12 ½ 15 ½ Europe
Sutton Coldfield, England
1999 The Country Club 14 ½ 13 ½ USA
Brookline, MI, USA
1997 Valderrama GC 13 ½ 14 ½ Europe
1995 Oak Hill CC 13 ½ 14 ½ Europe
Rochester, NY, USA
1993 The Belfry 15 13 USA
Sutton Coldfield, England
1991 The Ocean Course 14 ½ 13 ½ USA
Kiawah Island, SC, USA
1989 The Belfry 14 14 Tied
Sutton Coldfield, England
1987 Muirfield Village GC 13 15 Europe
Dublin, OH, USA
1985 The Belfry 11 ½ 16 ½ Europe
Sutton Coldfield, England
1983 PGA National GC 14 ½ 13 ½ USA
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
1981 Walton Heath GC 18 ½ 9 ½ USA
1979 The Greenbrier 17 11 USA
White Sulfer Springs, WV, USA
1977 Royal Lytham & St Annes 12 ½ 7½ USA
St Annes, England
1975 Laurel Valley GC 21 11 USA
Ligonier, PA, USA
1973 Muirfield 19 13 USA
1971 Old Warson CC 18 ½ 13 ½ USA
St Louis, MO, USA
1969 Royal Birkdale GC 16 16 Tied
1967 Champions GC 23 ½ 8 ½ USA
Houston, Texas, USA
1965 Royal Birkdale GC 19 ½ 12 ½ USA
1963 East Lake CC 23 9 USA
Atlanta, GA, USA
1961 Royal Lytham & St Anne’s 14 ½ 9 ½ USA
St Annes, England
1959 Eldorado CC 8 ½ 3 ½ USA
Palm Desert, CA, USA
1957 Lindrick GC 4 ½ 7 ½ GB&I
1955 Thunderbird CC 8 4 USA
Palm Springs, CA, USA
1953 Wentworth GC 6 ½ 5 ½ USA
1951 Pinehurst GC 9 ½ 2 ½ USA
Pinehurst, NC, USA
1949 Ganton GC 7 5
1947 Portland GC 11 1
Portland, OR, USA
1937 Southport & Ainsdale GC 8 4 USA
1935 Ridgewood CC 9 3 USA
Ridgewood, NJ, USA
1933 Southport & Ainsdale GC 5 ½ 6 ½ GB&I
1931 Scioto CC 9 3 USA
Columbus, OH, USA
1929 Moortown GC 5 7 GB&I
1927 Worcester CC 9 ½ 2 ½ USA
Worcester, MA, USA