Royal Ostend Golf Club
The Royal Ostend Golf Club, situated just 8 miles west of Bruges, is the only certified links course in Belgium, providing a stern and technical challenge, as well as stunning views over the North Sea. This golf course offers an excellent golfing experience and is a must play when visiting the city of Bruges.
The Royal Ostend Golf Course is a demanding course, especially when the strong winds come into the play. Founded in 1903 and designed by Seymour Dunn, the course stretches out over sand dunes as the course seems to capture the most picturesque element of the Belgian coastline. However, despite being built originally back in the early 20th century, the course was renovated in 1990 by Martin Hawtree to ensure the course would meet the demands of modern golf, whilst still maintaining the course’s original character. In 2006, five greens were also replaced.
The 8th hole is considered to be the best, at a length of 145 yards. It is one of six par three holes. This hole is played from a suspended tee in the sand hills to a punchbowl green with three protective bunkers. The wind on the coast greatens this challenge therefore the stroke index on the card must be disregarded.
Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Par 70, Pro Shop