Paris 2024: schedule of events, history, athletes, golf at the Olympic Games

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on June 13th, 2024 at 03:23 p.m.
Golf is one of the many sports contested at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Rules, history, records, athletes, program: here's everything you need to know before the international events.

During the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, spectators from all over the world will be able to watch the golf events. This competition will be held at Le Golf National, in Guyancourt, Yvelines. A prestigious course that has hosted numerous international competitions, such as the Ryder Cup. The events are scheduled to take place from August 1 to 10, 2024.

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This will be golf's fifth appearance at the modern Olympic Games: for a long time, the sport was no longer considered an Olympic event. Golf has only appeared at the Olympics in 1900, 1904, 2016 and 2020.

Yet golf is an ancient and widely practiced sport around the world: traces of the game can be found as far back as the 13th century in the Netherlands, and fixed rules were laid down in Scotland in 1754. It was only in the 19th century that golf really took off, with the creation of private clubs and professional tournaments. For a long time, women were denied access to golf courses and clubs.

This sport is played outdoors, on purpose-built courses of either nine or eighteen holes. TheOlympic event, on the other hand, is played over eighteen holes, according to the stroke-play formula: "The aim is to count the number of strokes a player must make to reach the end of the 18-hole course; the course must be played four times in four days. The player who, at the end of these four rounds, has played the fewest strokes wins the tournament. Individual events are held, with men and women competing in different categories. In 2024, there is no Paralympic counterpart.

At these four Olympic golf competitions, just over 200 athletes took part, representing 42 countries. The USA sent the most athletes, with 89 players. They were followed by Romania (71), the Philippines (23) and France (13).

It's no surprise, then, that the USA has the most medals in this sport. They won 13 in all: 5 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze. In second place are Great Britain (3 medals), followed by Canada and South Korea (tied with one gold).

And what about France? Our French athletes did not have the opportunity to shine at the Olympic Games. However, they have not lost out on the international sporting scene, and have even done very well in recent competitions. We're counting in particular on Céline Boutier and Victor Perez to bring us back some fine medals.

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The program at the Paris Olympics

Thursday, August 1
  • 09:00 - Men, 1st round
Friday, August 2nd
  • 09:00 - Men, 2nd round
Saturday, August 3rd
  • 09:00 - Men, 3rd round
Sunday, August 4th
  • 09:00 - Men, 4th round 🥇
Wednesday August 7th
  • 09:00 - Women, 1st round
Thursday, August 8th
  • 09:00 - Women, 2nd round
Friday, August 9th
  • 09:00 - Women, 3rd round
Saturday, August 10th
  • 09:00 - Women, 4th round 🥇

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From August 1st, 2024 to August 10th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    2 Avenue du Golf
    78280 Guyancourt

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