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Golf du Château de la Bawette

Chaussée du Château de la Bawette 5,

Wavre, Brabant 1300

  • Office

    +32 (0)10 22 33 32
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)10 22 90 85
  • Fax

    +32 (0)10 22 90 04
  • Golf pro

    Dave Lebrasseur / Gaël Seegmuller.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Northern Ireland architect Tom McAuley; some revisions made by Alain Prat (2009 and 2012).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5904
5530
4648
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.7
70.0
70.6

At the same location:

9-hole par-33 Les Champs course (2130 mtrs from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

50.730395

Longitude:

4.598760

How to get there:

18 km SE of Brussels

Golf du Château de la Bawette

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1986

Golf du Château de la Bawette: Located southwest of Brussels and just north of the town of Wavre, Bawette is a pleasant and undulating parkland course, although one that "plays tough" on many occasions. More commonly known as "Bawette", and mainly surrounded by mature woodland, the tree-lined layout provides an at times fearsome golfing challenge.

If you can't hit straight, the championship layout (Le Parc) will not just test your all round game, but may leave you somewhat perplexed ... if not downright depressed. On several occasions there are uncompromisingly tight drives to be made, starting at the first and culminating at the end of each nine-hole loop. The 9th and 18th are a pair of intimidating "ugly sisters" if ever there were. Both holes point downhill from their respective elevated tees, and require precision-perfect drives through narrow tree-lined chutes, then long uphill approaches to well-guarded greens. There are several other tight, and sometimes bizarrely doglegging holes in the mix, not to mention plenty of sand, water (especially on the more expansive back-nine loop) and undulation.

With several elevation changes, many tightish tree-lined fairways, an abundance of fairway and greenside "porridge-filled" bunkers and relatively large greens, designer Tom McAuley clearly believes golf is not a game of "fair". His Belgian offerings (Mont Garni and Bawette) are ample evidence of that.

Reflecting the vallonnée character of French-speaking Brabant-Wallon, the layout rises and falls through the grounds of Château de la Bawette (which you get good sight of on the 10th tee). The present day "fortress-like" clubhouse, designed by André Jacqmain, occupies a modern construction, rather than being located in the Château itself. The club also boasts a nine-hole academy course (Les Champs), and a driving range.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 30.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €55; weekends €75.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The stately brick and sandstone Château de la Bawette, clearly seen from the 10th tee, was built in the period 1662-67 in the style of Louis XIV. The new building was commissioned by Charles de la Bawette, a captain in the regiment of Laverne, and replaced the ruins of a former house that had burned down.

The château takes its name from a lineage that occupied the premises as early as the 14th century (Wautier de la Bawette, 1329). From around 1805 the estate was sold several times, and since 1865 has been owned by the Viscounts le Hardy de Beaulieu. The word "bawette" means loophole, a cleft through which one can see without being seen oneself. The château is not open to the general public.

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    Rue de Limalsart 20, 1330 Rixensart

    +32 (0)2 634 34 34

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    27 immaculate, well appointed and tastefully decorated rooms. A cosy bar with an open fireplace and deep club armchairs. And a charming restaurant from which you can step out into the garden where, during the summer, you can come together for a barbecue!

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Bawette; Royal Waterloo; Louvain-la-Neuve.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Bercuit; Sept Fontaines; Empereur; La Tournette; Hulencourt; Pierpont; Rigenee; La Bruyere; Royal GC de Belgique (Ravenstein).

  • Chateau du Lac5-star

    87 Avenue du Lac, Genval

    +32 (0)2 655 71 11

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    The 5-star Chateau du Lac is wonderfully located alongside the Lac du Genval, a very picturesque and quiet lakeside setting. Your culinary options are plentiful, with an excellent restaurant, Genval Les Bains, in the hotel, while Italian and Chinese restaurants are just a minute's walk away. Martin' Spa provides an earthly journey of well-being and beauty. Many top-quality courses in the area will keep golfers fully occupied.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Bawette; Royal Waterloo; Louvain-la-Neuve.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Bercuit; Sept Fontaines; Empereur; La Tournette; Hulencourt; Pierpont; Rigenee; La Bruyere; Royal GC de Belgique (Ravenstein).

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