How to follow the competition

33e Lacoste Ladies Open de France

Lucile Loisel

Tournament procedure

Le tournoi se déroule en 3 tours :
Jeudi 28 septembre de 8h15 à 19h30 : 1er tour avec les 108 joueuses
Vendredi 29 septembre de 8h15 à 19h30 : 2e tour avec les 108 joueuses.
Samedi 30 septembre de 8h30 à 16h30 : 3e et dernier tour avec les 60 premières joueuses des tours précédents. Remise des prix à 16h45.

The games are played in groups of 3 professionals but they do not play as a team, they play individually. Some players are sometimes assisted by their caddy, a companion who gives them strategic advice, supports them and carries their bag which contains all their golf clubs (14 clubs). A special feature of this competition is that each group will be accompanied by an Amateur playing with them in the 1st and 2nd rounds.

A tee time is given every 10 minutes. It takes a team an average of 10 to 15 minutes to play a hole, so it is easy to know which team is playing at which point of the course.

Each hole is broken down into a Tee, a Fairway and a Green (the location of the hole, marked by a flag). The objective is to get the golf ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible, knowing that each hole is defined by a theoretical ideal number of strokes to play it, this is called the Par. Each additional stroke will result in penalties, each stroke less will earn points. The scores are presented at several points of the course: at the level of hole #1 for all players and on panels located at several points of the course for the players in the lead.

Where to stand?

The competition is played on the 18-hole Diane Barrière course. Upon arrival on the golf course, a Gazette is given to the visitors. The document lists the names of the players with their tee times and the layout of the course with instructions on how to get around the green and follow the rounds without disturbing the players. Good to know: the signature holes of Golf Barrière Deauville, the most beautiful, are holes 2, 17 and 18. Hole 11 promises to be challenging!

Tout au long de la journée, il est également possible de voir les joueuses s'entraîner sur le Practice ou au Putting-Green (au niveau du départ du trou #1). Des Clinic (démonstrations de jeu) seront réalisés également tout le long de la semaine par une joueuse professionnelle sur le practice.

See the map of the course

Golf immersion day

Golf lessons with the Barrière Golf Academy ©Fabrice Rambert

In the morning, an introduction to golf takes place on the Diane Barrière course, where a teacher from the Barrière Golf Academy supervises participants of all levels. After these first sporting steps, we head to the driving range, occupied by the professional players who warm up one last time before accessing the course. Then it was time for the competition, where the participants followed the professionals and played at the same pace. The morning ends with a picnic basket.


Some useful tips

  • Silence is essential for the players to stay focused: be discreet and remember to turn off your cell phone.
  • L’entretien du parcours est essentiel et demande un travail minutieux du GreenKeeper et de ses jardiniers : suivez bien le parcours en longeant les trous mais ne les traversez pas.
  • Nature offers a great playground: make sure you don't leave any trash behind
  • Le parcours fait autour de 6 km, les distances sont grandes : venez bien équipé (selon la météo, crème solaire, chapeau bouteille d’eau, tabouret pliant, chaussures confortables, imperméable, parapluie...)

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