WELCOME TO DAMME
A warm welcome awaits you here in Damme Golf & Country Club.
At last all the holes are open, the reconstruction works from the 10th to the 16th holes and the new 17th & 18th holes are up and running.
First reactions to the works are very positive and the 18th hole is an incredible finishing hole.
9 months of hard work and now at last our members and visitors can enjoy the course.
Our 18 holes Championship Course, a beautiful 18 hole course measuring a challenging 6223 meters (6805 yards) from the back tees and very playable from the forward tees 4563 meters (4990 yards). The course through it's design proves to be a challenge for the better players, whilst enjoyable to the less talented golfer.
The course demands a good strategy as you play between trees and water hazards, rewarding good shots whilst quickly punishing any mistakes.
The 9 hole "President's Nine" designed by Belgian architect Bruno Steensels and opened in June 2014, has a feel of a Links course as you play through valleys between sand hills. Water hazards are present on all the holes and the course is very much a "risk and reward" course, tempting you to attempt shots that are on the limit of your capabilities. The course measures 3204 meters for 9 holes and played twice is 6404 meters (7003 yards).
The 9 hole "Compact Course" is a short course measuring 1146 meters, an ideal course for our beginners, the less talented players and for the better players to improve their short game.
The club which is a member of both the Flemish Golf Federation (VVG) and the Royal Belgium Golf Federation and of course the RBGF is a member of the European Golf Association. They have links with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews who is the governing authority for the rules of golf.
The base line of the club is “The Pleasure of Golf and Nature Together” and as the manager Chris Morton says “the biggest compliment we have ever had was when a visitor remarked that you don’t need a set of clubs to enjoy the course, just take a walk through this glorious nature”.
And when we had the Essex PGA Pro Am by Leisure Link here in October Mr David Ferret said of our President's Nine “The unexpected highlight of our three day tournament was the new nine holes at Damme. A great mix of well designed, risk and reward golf holes. It’s not often that you play new golf holes in such good condition and where each tee brings a new challenge, a proper thinking golfers dream”,
Chris who is member of both the PGA of Great Britain and ex -President of the PGA of Belgium says that we look very well after the golf areas of the course, but all those out of play areas we leave alone and let Mother Nature do the rest. This is what creates this unique environment.
Damme is a club for both members and visitors, for beginner golfers with our very successful start to golf programme and Compact Course and also a challenge for the better players, with Belgian Ryder Cup player Nicolas Colsaerts as course record holder (66 in 2013).
We look forward to having the pleasure of your company here Damme so that you can enjoy “The Pleasure of Golf and Nature Together”.