Five Nations Golf Club

Château-Ferme du Grand Scley,

Méan, nr Marche-en-Famenne, Ardennes B-5372

  • Office

    +32 (0)86 21 44 54
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)86 21 44 54
  • Fax

    +32 (0)86 21 44 49
  • Golf pro

    Antoine Dumont

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Hilly - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Gary Player

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6038
5623
4700
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.3
70.1
70.0

Location

Latitude:

50.346350

Longitude:

5.349677

How to get there:

40 km S of Liege

From Marche-en-Famenne take the N63 direction Liege/Mean. After 14 km turn right onto the N983 (Mean) and follow direction Ocquier. After o.5 km turn right off the N983 and follow signs to Golf.

Five Nations Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1990

Five Nations Golf Club is located on the northern edge of the Belgian Ardennes region, just 15 km to the west of its sister course (Durbuy). Given the distinctly undulating nature of the terrain here, Gary Player has done an excellent job in designing a playable though always challenging layout. And somewhere not too far away (they say), are vantage points where you can look out over the five nations of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

No surprise to discover that the main characteristics of the Ardennes Forest, not least it's extensive woodlands, rolling hills and open ridges, are all reflected in the two nine-hole loops of this testing layout. From the higher parts of the course there are many spectacular views over the Ardennes region, while other stretches take you down into thick woodland, and alongside a small stream.

You will quickly get used to the relatively tight fairways and some leg-stretching climbs. The toughest of these climbs, is that which spirals up from the 6th green to the 7th tee ... a fairly steep and steady seven-minute "ascent" for those on foot.

Variety is a key ingredient of the Five Nations layout, with an equal mix of tree-lined holes (mainly on the front-nine) and others that occupy the more open, linksy and elevated terrain (mainly on the back-nine). Five Nations offers an excellent example of being able to combine the pastimes of golf and hill-climbing, which may account for many members preferring to ride rather than walk. But don’t let that put you off coming to this thoroughly enjoyable, very playable and wonderfully scenic Gary Player design.

Pick of the holes: second only to the popularity of island green par-3s, must be the plunging downhill short hole. Five Nations has one of the latter, the 118-metre 13th ... as vertigo-inducing a hole as they come.

Stay&Play at Five Nations: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Belgium

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays €70; weekends €80.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Five Nations, and its sister course Durbuy, are both partner golf clubs of the French-based Blue Green golf group. In addition to offering discount schemes and loyalty programmes to its members, the Blue Green group also actively manages around 50 golf clubs, as well as providing golf instruction through the BlueGreen Academy and its network of over 100 instructors.

Where2Stay

  • Five Nations Golf Hotel

    Ferme du Grand Scley, 5372 Méan.

    +32 (0)86 32 32 32

    Visit website

    Between Marche-en-Famenne and Liège, on the edge of the Belgian Ardennes, you'll find the Five Nations golf course, which is now complete with an onsite boutique hotel. The former 18th century manor house farm has been transformed into a spacious, light-filled hotel in which old world charms combine with modern details and design.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Five Nations

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Durbuy

  • Quartier Latin Hotel4-star

    2 Rue des Brasseurs, 6900 Marche en Famenne

    +32 (0)84 32 17 13

    Visit website

    Located in the wonderfully historic centre of Marche-en-Famenne next to an 18th century baroque Jesuit church.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Five Nations; Durbuy

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