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Royal Golf Club des Fagnes

Ave de l'Hippodrome 1,

Spa, Liège 4900

  • Office

    +32 (0)87 79 30 30
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)87 79 30 32
  • Fax

    +32 (0)87 79 30 39
  • Golf pro

    Vincent Simoni (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain, easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Tom Simpson

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5928
5598
4955
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.6
69.7
71.3

Location

Latitude:

50.509793

Longitude:

5.878184

How to get there:

35 km SE of Liege / 5 km NE of Spa

From the A3 - E40 motorway (Liege - Aachen) between exits 37 and 38, take the A27 - E42 motorway direction Verviers / Spa. Leave the A27 at exit 8 and follow the N629 direction Spa. After 3.8 km turn right into the Chemin du Golf (just after the Dorint Hotel on the left). After approx 1.1 km golf is on your left.

Royal Golf Club des Fagnes

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1930

Royal Golf Club des Fagnes: Commonly referred to as "Royal Spa" or simply "Spa", this wonderful aristocrat of Belgian golf is located in the country's famed Ardennes region, just outside the eponymous town of Spa (a name that has spawned an entire industry that no upmarket hotel can now be without). Whereas the town is home to hot springs that have been soothing people since the 14th century, Royal Golf Club des Fagnes is home to one of the older and most prestigious golf courses in Belgium.

This predominantly wooded heathland layout would not be at all out of place alongside the great "heathland" courses of Surrey and Berkshire in England. Within this strong and gently undulating layout, there are many testing dogleg par-4s, a terrific array of par-3s and a front–nine that opens and closes with two excellent par-5s.

Plenty of oak, pine and silver birch, as well as occasional bursts of heather line the not overly wide fairways. With generally good upkeep, prolific greenside bunkering and usually excellent greens, it is easy to understand why visitors to Spa (both royals and commoners) are keen to pull on their golf shoes, and set out for a round at this venerable old course.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted at weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34 men & women. Proof of handicap is mandatory.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): Mon €70; Tues-Fri €85; Sat or Sun €95; Sat & Sun €160.

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

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

King Baudouin, a keen golfer who frequently played at "Spa", conferred the Royal prefix on GC des Fagnes in 1955. In Belgium 13 golf clubs are permitted by royal prerogative to use the "Royal" prefix. They are: Antwerp, Anderlecht, Bercuit, Chateau d'Ardenne, des Fagnes (Spa), Hainaut, Latem, Limburg, Ostend, GC de Belgique (Ravenstein), Sart Tilman, Waterloo and Zoute.

Published ranking

2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.

Where2Stay

  • Silva Hotel - Spa Balmoral Hotel4-star

    Route de Balmoral 33, 4900 Spa

    +32 (0)87 79 32 50

    Visit website

    Towering above the valley and the Lake Warfaaz, while nestling amidst the densely wooded hills of the Belgian Ardennes, The Balmoral is located just outside the town of Spa, and just before the small road leading to Royal GC des Fagnes.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Spa - Royal Golf Club des Fagnes (1.2 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Sart Tilman (35 km)

  • Radisson Blu Balmoral Hotel4-star

    40 Avenue Leopold II, 4900 Spa

    +32 (0)87 79 21 41

    Visit website

    The Radisson Balmoral Hotel is located in a wonderful woodland environment just outside the Ardennes town of Spa, and next to the small road leading to Royal GC des Fagnes. Choose from 106 rooms, including 21 suites, with contemporary décor. The Entre Terre et Mer Restaurant offers a fine-dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Spa - Royal Golf Club des Fagnes (1.1 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Sart Tilman (35 km)

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