Rogers critique de Damme Golf & Country Club

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  • Damme Golf & Country Club Championship Course - Damme7
  • Clubhouse7
  • Équipements8.5
  • Impression générale7.5
  • Accueil7.5
  • Maintenance7
  • Rapport qualité/prix7
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7.3
À propos de la critique
Rédigé le : 9 février 2018
Rogers review

I first stumbled across Damme G&CC online while researching my trip to West Flanders and it looked like a nice little country course that might be worth popping in for a few holes. Meandering down delightful country roads through the Belgium polder I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere but the GPS said I was very close to my destination. Then it appeared, not quite the quaint little country course I was expecting. Damme G&CC is almost a small village with a selection of old stone building and modern structures, the size of which belies its location. The arrival courtyard suggests this place is fairly significant but no, it’s even more than significant; it’s boarding on huge. From the Pro shop, to the bar and restaurant, and on to the locker rooms, this place has been built to spec. I arrived an hour before my allotted tee time so decided to take lunch and what a wise decision that was. I ordered the Chef’s salad and was presented with a plate of such substance that I asked whether anyone was joining me. The clubhouse setting is modern yet cozy, offering an air of content without the slightest hint of contempt. The dining area is elegant and the floor to ceiling windows looking across the putting green keep it light and spacious. Strolling to the Tee Masters office you will be impressed, if not stunned by the size of the structure that houses the locker rooms, indoor practice and storage facilities. Indeed, I told you this place was impressive. While I did not see the lockers for myself the photos show they of the high class, in a truly traditional country club style. Damme G&CC doesn’t just offer an array of buildings, it also offers an array of golf courses. The Championship course is compliments with the Pitch ‘N Putt style Compact course and the new Presidents 9 holes offering which is quite brilliant in design and playability given its tender age. The Championship course is your traditional tree lined parklands arrangement requiring accuracy over length, while the Presidents is a full blown links style course which has been hand craft beautifully to sit seamlessly in its surrounds. I played the front 9 of the Champ course and then the Presidents. The parkland setting is perfect for the travelling golf, not over demanding but still requiring the necessary level of respect. The shorter par 4 are tight and the long holes are generously wide. The sweeping 3rd is a par 5 of considerable width but anything down the right of the fairway will be obscured from the green. The short par 4 next looks a doddle but is cunningly bunkered to inconvenience those who take driver off the tee. The two par 3’s,5th and 7th, are both very good holes with water a constant threat, the later being particularly nasty with its extra length and elevated green. Don’t be fooled but the image and video on their website, since the Presidents was build the water hazard has increased significantly. The 9th is one of those holes that make you feel awkward standing on the tee, never knowing if you are aiming in the right direction. I wasn’t but the roof of the great building down the right guided my ball perfectly to the middle of the fairway. I guess it’s had plenty of practice. The Presidents is a completely different fish kettle and considering its age can be measured in months rather than years you’ll be amazed by how well it has settled in. The first isn’t length but the big pond that lies between the 1st and 8th greens is always in play. On that note, if you don’t like water on a golf course head back to the clubhouse now, either for an excellent meal or extra balls. There is a bit of a walk from the first green to the 2nd and well worth the stroll. It’s a great par 4 which doglegs left to a heavily bunkered raised green with plenty of humps and bumps. The long par 3 that follows has definitely experienced more bogies than birdie and the booming par 5 4th has a sneaky burn cutting the fairway in half about 60 meters short of the green. The 7th has water down the left from your natural landing all the way to and beyond the green; you might want to take an old ball out of your bag to play this, not point losing a new one. The par 3 8th reintroduces you to the big pond you first met on the 1st. Definitely take an extra club off the tee or maybe two extra as the back of generous green is preferable to anything short. All in all a very enjoyable round of golf. Damme G&CC is more than just a golf course, the club prides itself on being a sanctuary for the abundance of flora and fauna. Each hole on the Championship course is names after an inhabitant of the land, whether bird, fish, tree or mammal; it’s an ornithologist’s playground and a reminder to keep your eyes peeled while walking between shots. There’s more to golf than the scorecard and if you are short on birdies there are plenty to be found if you gaze beyond your ball.

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1109 points
Bronze
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Australia
Nombre total d'avis:
8
Score moyen des avis:
8.3
Nombre total de photos ajoutées:
15
Membre depuis:
8 February 2018
Équipement de golf:
Mizuno
7.3
À propos de la critique
Rédigé le : 9 février 2018
  • Damme Golf & Country Club Championship Course - Damme7
  • Clubhouse7
  • Équipements8.5
  • Impression générale7.5
  • Accueil7.5
  • Maintenance7
  • Rapport qualité/prix7
Rogers review

I first stumbled across Damme G&CC online while researching my trip to West Flanders and it looked like a nice little country course that might be worth popping in for a few holes. Meandering down delightful country roads through the Belgium polder I felt like I was in the middle of nowhere but the GPS said I was very close to my destination. Then it appeared, not quite the quaint little country course I was expecting. Damme G&CC is almost a small village with a selection of old stone building and modern structures, the size of which belies its location. The arrival courtyard suggests this place is fairly significant but no, it’s even more than significant; it’s boarding on huge. From the Pro shop, to the bar and restaurant, and on to the locker rooms, this place has been built to spec. I arrived an hour before my allotted tee time so decided to take lunch and what a wise decision that was. I ordered the Chef’s salad and was presented with a plate of such substance that I asked whether anyone was joining me. The clubhouse setting is modern yet cozy, offering an air of content without the slightest hint of contempt. The dining area is elegant and the floor to ceiling windows looking across the putting green keep it light and spacious. Strolling to the Tee Masters office you will be impressed, if not stunned by the size of the structure that houses the locker rooms, indoor practice and storage facilities. Indeed, I told you this place was impressive. While I did not see the lockers for myself the photos show they of the high class, in a truly traditional country club style. Damme G&CC doesn’t just offer an array of buildings, it also offers an array of golf courses. The Championship course is compliments with the Pitch ‘N Putt style Compact course and the new Presidents 9 holes offering which is quite brilliant in design and playability given its tender age. The Championship course is your traditional tree lined parklands arrangement requiring accuracy over length, while the Presidents is a full blown links style course which has been hand craft beautifully to sit seamlessly in its surrounds. I played the front 9 of the Champ course and then the Presidents. The parkland setting is perfect for the travelling golf, not over demanding but still requiring the necessary level of respect. The shorter par 4 are tight and the long holes are generously wide. The sweeping 3rd is a par 5 of considerable width but anything down the right of the fairway will be obscured from the green. The short par 4 next looks a doddle but is cunningly bunkered to inconvenience those who take driver off the tee. The two par 3’s,5th and 7th, are both very good holes with water a constant threat, the later being particularly nasty with its extra length and elevated green. Don’t be fooled but the image and video on their website, since the Presidents was build the water hazard has increased significantly. The 9th is one of those holes that make you feel awkward standing on the tee, never knowing if you are aiming in the right direction. I wasn’t but the roof of the great building down the right guided my ball perfectly to the middle of the fairway. I guess it’s had plenty of practice. The Presidents is a completely different fish kettle and considering its age can be measured in months rather than years you’ll be amazed by how well it has settled in. The first isn’t length but the big pond that lies between the 1st and 8th greens is always in play. On that note, if you don’t like water on a golf course head back to the clubhouse now, either for an excellent meal or extra balls. There is a bit of a walk from the first green to the 2nd and well worth the stroll. It’s a great par 4 which doglegs left to a heavily bunkered raised green with plenty of humps and bumps. The long par 3 that follows has definitely experienced more bogies than birdie and the booming par 5 4th has a sneaky burn cutting the fairway in half about 60 meters short of the green. The 7th has water down the left from your natural landing all the way to and beyond the green; you might want to take an old ball out of your bag to play this, not point losing a new one. The par 3 8th reintroduces you to the big pond you first met on the 1st. Definitely take an extra club off the tee or maybe two extra as the back of generous green is preferable to anything short. All in all a very enjoyable round of golf. Damme G&CC is more than just a golf course, the club prides itself on being a sanctuary for the abundance of flora and fauna. Each hole on the Championship course is names after an inhabitant of the land, whether bird, fish, tree or mammal; it’s an ornithologist’s playground and a reminder to keep your eyes peeled while walking between shots. There’s more to golf than the scorecard and if you are short on birdies there are plenty to be found if you gaze beyond your ball.

Traduire en Français
Utile ?
Rogers
Rogers
1109 points
Bronze
3,533 / 133,036
mondial
4 / 463
Australia
Nombre total d'avis:
8
Score moyen des avis:
8.3
Nombre total de photos ajoutées:
15
Membre depuis:
8 February 2018
Équipement de golf:
Mizuno
Voulez-vous évaluer votre expérience de votre parcours de golf ?
En évaluant votre expérience, vous aidez les autres golfeurs à faire le bon choix. - Vous aidez aussi les clubs de golf à améliorer leurs services En rédigeant des critiques, vous vous constituez votre propre journal de bord de golf, tout en ayant une chance de remporter de superbes prix.
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