Sijsele-Damme, West-Vlaanderen B-8340
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Joan Dudok van Heel
9-hole par-33 course (2292 metres)
7 km E of Brugge
From the A10-E40 (between Ghent and Bruges) take exit 11 (Aalter) and follow the N44 north direction Maldegem. After approx 18 km follow the road round as it merges with the N49, direction Knokke-Heist. After 3.6 km turn left at the Bomberna Tuin Centre, direction Damme Golf. After approx 5 km golf entrance is on your right.
Damme Golf & Country Club: Laid out on flat terrain in a very quiet and typically West Flanders setting, this parkland mix of wooded and more open holes will thoroughly test your golfing skills. Water is the ever-present danger here, with many holes demanding great accuracy from the tee to avoid the all too common small ponds, water ditches and often thick vegetation that lines the fairways.
This is a course for technicians and good course management, rather than power-hitters and occasional waywardness. Several doglegging holes will require an appreciation of the appropriate "lay-up" yardages from the tee; this is especially true at the rather weak par-4 finishing hole. A good collection of par-3's are generally played over or alongside water. Woodland scenery interspersed with picturesque rural countryside, ensures a pleasant environment for your round.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 35.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The town of Damme shared in the prosperity of nearby Bruges, especially during the Golden Age of this Low Countries port, between the 12th and 15th centuries. The beautifully preserved city of Bruges (or Brugge in Flemish) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders, and is also one of Belgium's best known tourist destinations.
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