Royal Golf Club du Hainaut

Chemin de la Verrerie 2,

Erbisoeul, nr Mons, Hainaut Province 7050

  • Office

    +32 (0)65 22 02 00
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)65 22 96 10
  • Fax

    +32 (0)65 22 02 09
  • Golf pro

    Vincent Simoni (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original 18-holes (Bruyere & Quesnoy nines) laid out by Tom Simpson with help from Charles Warren (the professional and greenkeeper at Knocke GC). Les Etangs nine added by Fred & Martin Hawtree (1990).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6235
5764
5095
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.5
70.0
72.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Bruyères-Etangs combination. The Quesnoy-nine, at 2897 m from the back tees, is slightly shorter than the other two nines. Royal Hainaut also has a nine-hole Pitch & Putt course.

Location

Latitude:

50.506451

Longitude:

3.927381

How to get there:

6 km NW of Mons

Heading south on the A7-E19-E42 motorway just north of Mons, take exit 23 bis* (N6 / Ath) and follow direction Ath. (*Use exit 23 if heading north on the A7). After o.5 km at traffic lights turn right onto the N56 direction Ath. After 3 km turn left at sign for Royal Hainaut Golf

Royal Golf Club du Hainaut

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1933

Royal Golf Club du Hainaut: Also referred to as "Erbisoeul", the layout here at Royal Hainaut now provides 27-holes of challenging golf set in a wonderfully peaceful wooded heathland environment. Tom Simpson's original eighteen, comprising the Bruyeres and Quesnoy loops ("B&Q"), is a lovely collection of holes that rank with the best "older" courses in Belgium. The newer and more challenging Etangs-nine fits well, in parts, with its older and more revered siblings, B&Q.

Accuracy versus length is usually the key to scoring well at Royal Hainaut, where the key challenges are keeping the ball out of the trees and traps, and trying to get down in two on the usually well-paced greens. The wooded heathland terrain is gently undulating, but not overly so.

The newer Etangs-nine, was added in 1990. These holes also quietly weave their way through tranquil areas of mature pine forest, and also demand accurate driving from the tee. With more pronounced undulations on the opening holes of Etangs, the best stretch comes in the middle section of the loop, with the excellent par-4 6th bookended by par-3s, one long, one short.

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 €80; weekends €95. High-summer promo rate (July/Aug): €55 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The three 9-hole loops at Royal Hainaut translate as: Les Bruyeres (heath or heather), Le Quesnoy (a town in northern France about 35 km south-west of Royal Hainaut) and Les Etangs (ponds or small lakes).

Tom Simpson, designer of Bruyeres and Quesnoy ("B&Q"), played a major role in the early development of golf in Belgium, designing many of the older generation of "Royal" courses. Also involved at Royal Hainaut, and also key developers of golf courses in Belgium are Fred Hawtree and his son Martin.

King Albert I conferred the Royal prefix on the club in its founding year (1933). 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.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Mercure Mons4-star

    rue des Fusilles 12, 7020 Mons

    +32 (0)65 723 685

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Hainaut

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Mont Garni

  • Hotel Lido3-star

    112 Rue Albalestriers, B-7000 Mons

    +32 (0)65 32 78 00

    Visit website

    Located in the centre of Mons

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Hainaut

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Mont Garni

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