Overview of golf course named Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Kapellen, Belgium

Details

Holes

18

Par

73

Built

1913

Type

Forest

Architect

Willie Park, Jr., Tom Simpson

Founded in 1888, Royal Antwerp is Belgium's oldest golf club and features a gallery of historic pictures. Willie Park Jr., son of the first winner of the Open Championship and later himself a winner, made significant improvements in 1913 that were taken further by Tom Simpson in 1930. The "Royal" moniker is well earned, for no monarch has taken more interest in golf than Belgium's Leopold III, who before and after World War II represented the country internationally. With heather and woodland, pine and birch, the course resembles those of Surrey and Berkshire, which is unsurprising since both Park and Simpson played key roles in developing Sunningdale's courses, and Park designed the Old Course. Royal Antwerp is easier, but its strategically placed bunkers in combination with native heather and trees offer a subtle test. The course is very flat, but the peaceful seclusion of the woods makes for a fantastic round.

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Club members

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Reviews

4.4
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Hcp 7 Royal Waterloo Golf Club - La Marache
Fabulous
3 June
With Royal Fagnes, one of the Belgian hidden gem
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Very good
August 15, 2018
Great design but maintenance could be better
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