WELCOME TO DAMME
A warm welcome awaits you here in Damme Golf & Country Club.
Our 18 holes Championship Course, the 9 holes Presidents Nine and 9 holes Compact (short course), all in harmony with nature give to golfers of all levels a wonderful golfing experience.
Set in the heart of the Flemish "polders" the holes meander through this beautiful region.
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”.
Construction works on the 2nd nine holes
All the works that we planned to do on the 2nd nine holes have been completed.
I am sure that both members and guests will be surprised by the results.
Not only the structural changes to the 17th & 18th holes (the 18th a par 5 measuring 510m will become one of the best closing holes in golf!), but also changes have been made on all the other holes.
Most of the changes have been made trying to improve the drainage, such as cleaning out and widening of ditches, cleaning up of some trees (many exotic trees were removed).
I can’t wait for the reactions.
The dream since 1995 is at last realised!
On Saturday 28th June the President Mr. Frank Donck hit the opening drive on the first hole of the long awaited President's Nine. The course is named after Frank's father Mr. Josef Donck, the instigator behind the new nine hole course in Damme and former President, who died in 2009.
The President's Nine is reseved for members only until the 1st September and then will be open in combination with the existing front 9 holes to form an 18 hole course whilst works are done to the 17th and 18th holes of the existing Championship course.
We hope to have all 27 holes up and running in June 2015.