Royal Golf Club du Hainaut

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Royal Golf Club du Hainaut Est. 1933

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Royal Golf Club du Hainaut: Also referred to as "Erbisoeul", the course here at Royal Hainaut provides 27-holes of challenging golf set in a wonderfully peaceful woodland setting. Simpson's original eighteen, comprising two 9-hole loops called Les Bruyeres and Le Quesnoy, ranks alongside the best "older" courses in Belgium.

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 large and often fast greens. The wooded heathland terrain is gently undulating, but not overly so.

Nine extra holes, "Les Etangs", were added in 1990, with these holes also weaving their way through some tranquil areas of mature pine forest, and also demanding accurate driving from the tee. The newer nine, with more pronounced undulations on its opening holes, fits well with the original 18, giving Royal Hainaut a wonderfully interchangeable set of three 9-hole loops.

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Royal Golf Club du Hainaut
Chemin de la Verrerie 2,
Erbisoeul, nr Mons, Hainaut Province 7050
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Office   +32 (0)65 22 02 00
Pro Shop   +32 (0)65 22 96 10

  +32 (0)65 22 02 09

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Golf Pro
Bart Bollen (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain, no effort 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).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6235 5764 5095
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.5 70.0 72.2
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At the Same Location:
Above distances/ratings 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.
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How2Get 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

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €71; weekends €85. 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 and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

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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.

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Latitude: (50.506450)
Longitude: (3.927382)
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Hotel Mercure Mons 4-star
rue des Fusilles 12, 7020 Mons
+32 (0)65 723 685

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Hotel Lido 3-star
112 Rue Albalestriers, B-7000 Mons
+32 (0)65 32 78 00

Located in the centre of Mons

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