Royal Golf Club des Fagnes


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Royal Golf Club des Fagnes Est. 1930

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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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Making Contact

Royal Golf Club des Fagnes
Ave de l'Hippodrome 1,
Spa, Liège 4900
Belgium
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Office   +32 (0)87 79 30 30
Pro Shop   +32 (0)87 79 30 32
Fax

  +32 (0)87 79 30 39

Email   info@golfdespa.be
Website   www.golfdespa.be
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Golf Pro
 
Vincent Simoni (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain, no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
 
Designer: Tom Simpson
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5928 5598 4955
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71.6 69.7 71.3
 
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

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

Practice facilities
Good
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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.

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

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Latitude: (50.509793)
Longitude: (5.878184)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Silva Hotel - Spa Balmoral Hotel 4-star
Route de Balmoral 33, 4900 Spa
+32 (0)87 79 32 50
www.silvahotelspabalmoral.be

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
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Golf within 10 km Spa - Royal Golf Club des Fagnes (1.2 km)
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Golf within 30 km Royal Sart Tilman (35 km)
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Radisson Blu Balmoral Hotel 4-star
40 Avenue Leopold II, 4900 Spa
+32 (0)87 79 21 41
www.radissonblu.com

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
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Golf within 10 km Spa - Royal Golf Club des Fagnes (1.1 km)
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Golf within 30 km Royal Sart Tilman (35 km)
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