Ave de l'Hippodrome 1,
Spa, Liège 4900
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain, easy to walk.
Woodland and open countryside.
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: 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted at weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 34 men & women. Proof of handicap is mandatory.
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.
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.
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
Route de Balmoral 33, 4900 Spa
+32 (0)87 79 32 50Visit 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.
Spa - Royal Golf Club des Fagnes (1.2 km)
Royal Sart Tilman (35 km)
40 Avenue Leopold II, 4900 Spa
+32 (0)87 79 21 41Visit 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.
Spa - Royal Golf Club des Fagnes (1.1 km)
Royal Sart Tilman (35 km)
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