Royal Waterloo Golf Club (Le Lion course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Royal Waterloo Golf Club (Le Lion course) Est. 1985

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Royal Waterloo Golf Club (Le Lion course): Generally rated the No.2 course here at Royal Waterloo, you'll find some RWGC members opting for an outing on Le Lion in preference to the club's more renowned Marache course. Both these championship layouts comprise a challenging array of holes that stretch to 7,000 yards from the tips. Both combine a pleasant mix of woodland stretches interspersed with more open "heathland" style holes.

Laid out in quiet and picturesque rural countryside, Le Lion is constantly undulating, but not tiringly so. Much of the layout is tree-lined, although there's generally enough landing space from the tees, and also a good chance to find your ball from any slightly wayward shots. The course can feel a tad more forgiving than the Marache, although you won't immediately think so based on the tight downhill par-5 1st, and equally tight par-4 2nd.

On the front-nine, with its many elevation changes, the holes wind around a wonderful copse of tall beech and chestnut trees. The slightly less undulating back-nine offers views across open farmland to the Butte de Lion (the impressive Lion's Mound monument that commemorates the Battle of Waterloo, and specifically the wounding of the Prince of Orange, later William II, King of the Netherlands).

Several holes bring threatening bunkers into play, not least the good-length closing par-5 18th. Water hazards are sparingly used, but definitely threaten at the par-4 4th, the awkward par-4 12th and somewhat contrived par-3 14th. As with the Marache course, the quality of green-keeping on Le Lion is usually good. If coming to Royal Waterloo for the day, it's worth trying to play both courses. Like the members, you can then decide for yourself which one gets the edge over the other.

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Making Contact

Royal Waterloo Golf Club
Vieux Chemin de Wavre 50,
Ohain, Brabant 1380
Belgium
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Office   +32 (0)2 633 18 50
Pro Shop   +32 (0)2 633 43 16
Fax

  +32 (0)2 633 28 66

Email   infos@golfwaterloo.be
Website   www.rwgc.be
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Christian Ditlefsen, Quentin Dobson & Arnaud Langenaeken.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Baron Paul Rolin
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6371 5823 5006
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.1 70.6 71.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Marache course (6296 m from back tees); 9-hole par-33 Bois-Heros course (2143 metres).
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How2Get There?

22 km SE of Brussels
Take exit 27 (Waterloo) from the south-eastern section of the Brussels Ring, and head south on Dreve Richelle, direction Lasne. After approx 1 km at roundabout turn left onto Chausse de Louvain. After approx 1 km at traffic lights turn right onto Rue des Saule. After approx 2.3 km, just before roundabout (Messager de Bruxelles), turn very sharply right into Vieux Chemin de Wavre. After approx 1 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru Oct) on the Lion course: Mon-Thur €105; Fri-Sun €120. 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: 28.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities
Excellent (the best in Belgium!).
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Did you know?

King Baudouin conferred the Royal title on Waterloo GC 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.

Just a few kilometres from the RWGC golf courses is the scene of Wellington's historic victory against Napolean Bonaparte. A museum and very impressive monument, the Butte de Lion, mark the site of this epic battle.

Royal Waterloo has hosted the Belgian Open (European Tour) and Telenet Trophy (Challenge Tour) on several occasions. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Royal Waterloo GC, Marache course. Waterloo is the home club of European Tour professional and Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.692309)
Longitude: (4.447569)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Grand Hotel Waterloo 4-star
198 Chausse de Tervuren, B-1410 Waterloo
+32 (0)2 352 18 15
www.martins-hotels.com

The Grand Hotel Waterloo is located within easy reach of the centre of Waterloo and just 3 km from one of Europe's most famous battlefields (well worth a visit !). The hotel's main restaurant, La Sucrerie (sugar factory), is particularly noteworthy, not least from an architectural standpoint. Many top-quality courses in the area will keep golfers fully occupied.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Royal Waterloo; Sept Fontaines; Hulencourt; Empereur.
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Golf within 30 km La Tournette; Pierpont; La Bruyere; Rigenee; Louvain-La-Neuve; Royal Bercuit; Bawette; Royal GC de Belgique (Ravenstein).
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Chateau du Lac 5-star
87 Avenue du Lac, Genval
+32 (0)2 655 71 11
www.martins-hotels.com

The 5-star Chateau du Lac is wonderfully located alongside the Lac du Genval, a very picturesque and quiet lakeside setting. Your culinary options are plentiful, with an excellent restaurant, Genval Les Bains, in the hotel, while Italian and Chinese restaurants are just a minute's walk away. Martin' Spa provides an earthly journey of well-being and beauty. Many top-quality courses in the area will keep golfers fully occupied.

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Golf within 10 km Bawette; Royal Waterloo; Louvain-la-Neuve.
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Golf within 30 km Royal Bercuit; Sept Fontaines; Empereur; La Tournette; Hulencourt; Pierpont; Rigenee; La Bruyere; Royal GC de Belgique (Ravenstein).
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