Situated in Albert Feyerick’s former hunting estate, Royal Latem Golf Club was founded in 1909 and is one of Belgium’s oldest golf clubs. Royal Latem is located just within driving distance of Bruges International Airport and Calais as well as major Belgian attractions including the Medieval City of Bruges which makes it a fantastic addition to any golf tour of Belgium.
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Royal Latem Golf Club received its Royal status in 1928 and as well as boasting one of the finest courses in Belgium, it also boasts an interesting history that includes being commandeered by the Germany during World War II. Since then the course has been restored to former glories and the quality of the layout has seen the club host the Belgian Open on no less than three occasions.
During the 1970s the course was aided by a series of alterations and improvements implemented by Fred Hawtree and now, sitting on 100 acres of lush parkland, the course requires sound strategy and precision on order to post a good score. This is certainly not a bombers course as each shot must be carefully considered in order to avoid the course’s key defenses that include towering trees lining the fairways, large, strategically positioned bunkers and the occasional water hazard. Green keeping and presentation are first class, with excellent putting surfaces that run fast and true.