Royal Latem Golf Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Royal Latem Golf Club Est. 1909

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Royal Latem Golf Club: Tucked away a few kilometres from the centre of historic Gent, this Royal golf course makes full use of a reasonably compact area - even to the point of having you play one par-3 from the roof of the caddie-master's office. The terrain here is generally quite flat, apart from a couple of small sandy ridges that run through the course, creating a degree of undulation (and some blind drives) on a few holes.

With beautiful villas flanking this layout, and a fabulous variety of trees adorning the course and its perimeter, there is a distinctly garden-like feel to some of the holes, while others retain the original wooded heathland character, which no doubt predominated when the course was originally established.

No surprise to find several short, tight par-4s on this not overly long layout; certainly a venue that will favour the accurate strategist versus wayward big-hitters. Green-keeping and presentation are generally first-class, with excellent greens that run fast and true.

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Making Contact

Royal Latem Golf Club
Latemstraat 120,
Sint-Martens-Latem, Oost-Vlaanderen B-9830
Belgium
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Office   +32 (0)9 282 54 11
Pro Shop   +32 (0)9 282 57 65
Fax

  +32 (0)9 282 90 19

Email   latem@golf.be
Website   www.latemgolf.be
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain, no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Original design by George Pannell; redesigned by Fred Hawtree (1950s).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5767 5669 5094
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 70.5 69.4 72.1
 
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How2Get There?

8 km SW of Gent
From the A1-E40 motorway (Brussels - Gent - Brugge) leave at exit 14 (St Denijs-Westrem) and take the N43 (R4) direction Deinze. After approx 4 km, turn right at the Q8 petrol station into Golflaan, direction St Martens-Latem. After o.7 km turn left at roundabout into Latemstraat, direction Golf. After o.7 km turn right into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes on normal greens (i.e. not winter greens or spiked greens): weekdays €75; weekends €90. Credit cards accepted (not Amex or Diners). 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: weekdays 36; weekends 28.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Royal Latem GC was founded in 1909 on the estate of Albert Feyerick, and was originally named Ghent GC “Les Buttes Blanches” after the broom (flowers) growing on its ancient dunes.

King Baudouin conferred the Royal prefix on GC Les Buttes Blanches in 1952. 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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Location

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Latitude: (51.014916)
Longitude: (3.618193)
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Auberge du Pecheur 
Pont Straat 41, 9831 Sint-Martens-Latem
+32 (0)9 282 31 44
www.auberge-du-pecheur.be

Wonderful canalside setting and close to the golf at Royal Latem.

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Hotel Restaurant Drongen 
Baarleveldstraat 2, 9031 Drongen, near Gent
+32 (0)9 226 7432
www.valk.com

A member of the Van der Valk group of hotels.

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