Damme (Sijsele), West-Vlaanderen B-8340
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Championship course: designed by Joan Dudok van Heel (1987); President's-nine: designed by Bruno Steensels (2014).
Above distances are for the Championship course. Also at Damme G&CC is the nine-hole President's course (par-36; 3077 m from back tees; rating 72.8) and the nine-hole Compact course (par-31; 1146 m; rating 31).
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: Benefitting from a major course upgrade in the mid-2010s, the Championship course at Damme still follows its original routing, with generally quite tight holes lined by water or unforgiving trees and bushes. Not only did the upgrade introduce nine new holes (the President's-nine), but also straightened out one or two of the quirkiest original holes ... not least the severly doglegging closing par-4 18th (now an easier-going snaking par-5).
Laid out on flat terrain in a quiet West Flanders setting, this parkland mix of wooded and more open holes will thoroughly test your golfing skills. Water is the constant companion here, especially on the testing back-nine. Many holes demand great accuracy from the tee to avoid the all too common small ponds, water ditches and thick vegetation that line the fairways.
This is a course where good course management is rewarded, rather than wayward power-hitting. Several doglegging holes will require an appreciation of the appropriate "lay-up" yardages from the tee, especially so through the middle section of the course.
A good collection of par-3s 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: 2022].
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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Hotel Vredehof was build in 1830 and offers 8 beautifully designed and cosy guest rooms. The hotel is located on the N9 just east of Sijsele.
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Sofitel Brugge, today a luxury hotel, used to be a monastery in the 17th century. Its architecture captures the history and charm of this fascinating medieval city. Conveniently located in the center of Bruges, the hotel is only a five-minute walk from the railway station.
Royal Ostend; Royal Zoute.
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