Hole by hole description

Hole n° 1: Zwou Eechen

Par 4, 402 meters, dogleg right, very much down hill. A generous fairway opens up to a medium sized, gently rolling green. A good warm up hole. Play your tee shot down the left side of the fairway for several reasons, including: a) you avoid shooting over the greenside bunker, b) the slope of the green favours a shot coming from that direction, c) shots to the right may be on a horrible sidehill lie, behind a tree, or out of bounds. From the landing area you dive down towards the green with a short to medium iron.

Hole n° 2: Double Trouble

Par 5, 449 meters. Maybe the most interesting hole on the golf course; a hole of moderate length which offers various strategic possibilities. The further you hit your tee shot, the narrower the fairway becomes due to the contour of the swampy lake and finally a single bunker left, with trees further left. The second shot may be played to a very large safe zone before the second lake, leaving a short iron to the green. But if you have gambled and hit it big off the tee, the green is quite reachable in two, with dangers lurking as water left and steep slopes falling away behind and a bunker right. A true risk/reward hole. A chance for eagle, but maybe some snowmen, too

Hole n° 3: Willow Bend

Par 4, 315 meters, severe dogleg right. This short hole is an invitation to take some risk with your tee shot, as the green lies only about 240 meters from the centre of the members' tee. However, unless you can actually reach the green, this approach over mounds and a bunker is only for the foolhearty. As the surface of the green slopes right to left, or toward the wetlands, any shots arriving from the right side will likely run straight across and arrive in danger. Thus the most correct way to proceed from the tee is straight down the fairway as far as possible short of the wetlands and then a short wedge into the green, avoiding the need to shoot over the greenside bunker.

Hole n° 4: Cul de Sac

Par 3, 185 meters, somewhat uphill. The green is very long from front of back and guarded by bunkers right, left and behind, with varying winds and tee and pin placements it may be a 5- iron one day and a driver the next. A difficult test of your golfing skills.

Hole n° 5: Heeschterbach

Par 4, 337 meters, slight dogleg right into a narrow landing area with out of bounds right and wetlands on the left. This medium length par 4 hole puts a premium on accuracy, not distance off the tee. Just get something down there, in play. The second shot requires a medium iron (over the narrow creek) into a modestly contoured three-level green with two bunkers. A grove of beautiful, mature trees back the green. A creek is 20 meters away to its right.

Hole n° 6: Lac Heuron

Par 4, 401 meters, dogleg left around a lake. This hole requires accuracy off tee, a 3-wood or a long iron. The shot to the green sets up best from the left of the fairway, nearest the lake. And you can shorten on the dogleg a bit by shooting over the corner of the lake if you're long. Right off the tee is no good. It's a very long, uphill, blind shot from there. A very generous, modestly contoured green, slightly uphill from the landing area of the tee shot, is set against a beautiful backdrop of stately trees.

Hole n° 7: Road Hole

Par 4, 383 meters. A true driving hole. Tee shot is uphill, through an intimidating opening of large trees. Even though it's a dogleg left the best tee shot is down the right side, very close to the fairway bunkers. Here you will on higher ground, with a better angle into the green. Tee shots to left maybe O.K. but you risk being blocked out by trees, and you'll be shooting much uphill and over a large hollow in front of the green. The second shot, probably a long iron is again uphill into a gently rolling green, nestled into the face of the hillside.

Hole n° 8: Opus One

Par 5, 483 meters, slightly downhill, sweeping lefthand turn around a valley of newly planted trees. A huge, strong driving hole. You need a big tee shot here, but it better be straight, too. Tree trouble on both sides, with a bunker left. A large, two- level, well bunkered green lies yet a long iron away. The green target is a little more accessible from the left side of the fairway. Birdie putts will result only from two good, solid shots.

Hole n° 9: Halfway

Par 3, 171 meters. Good, solid hole, slightly downhill. Part of the green a single bunker are hidden by natural rolling terrain from the tee. A slight hogback in the middle of the green which slopes in three separate directions, should make putting interesting.

Hole n° 10: Par Five

Par 5, 546 meters, moderately uphill, generally into the wind. A true three-shot hole. The landing area for the tee shot is generous, but trees and a bunker on the right and a lake on the left could cause problems. Just hit the ball hard and straight twice, trying to favour the right side with your second shot with a fairway wood, as close as you can get to the two bunkers there. From there you will have a better view of the green, and no real problem with bunkers on your approach with a short to medium iron into a rolling, well bunkered green.

Hole n° 11: Tunnel

Par 3, 152 meters, to a medium sized, slightly elevated green. A very straightforward hole, but danger exists all around. Don't be right, don't be long.

Hole n° 12: Belebierg

Par 5, 408 meters. Short but still a demanding hole, playing uphill and into the prevailing wind. The tee shot to a narrow landing area is rather intimidating with severe trouble left and a bunker right. With a tremendous drive, you may reach the green in two shots. However, you may consider playing this hole with two "moderated", or lay up shots, for control accuracy. Then a short to medium iron into the smalled well guarded green. Though it may seem quite dangerous, the left side of the fairway provides the best angle to approach the green. There will be some putts for eagle here, but only after two gutsy and well played blows.

Hole n° 13: Belegronn

Par 4, 302 meters, modest dogleg left. A very interesting little which requires accuracy, not distance with the tee shot, which is uphill to a narrow landing area. Just move something down there in the fairway and you will have a shot at the green situated about fifteen meters above you, normally a wedge. From there just try to get a feel for the distance and hit it solid. Chipping and putting can be very interesting around this green. Take note of the pin placement when arriving, and try to avoid being past it with your approach.

Hole n° 14: Woodpecker

Par 3, 136 meters rather uphill towards a small and well contourned green. A short but dangerous hole, our "Little Monster". A single ominous bunker guards the green right front. Forest borders left rear of the green which falls away severely at right rear.

Hole n° 15: Belenhaff

Par 4, 362 meters, modest dogleg left, slightly uphill off the tee to a narrow landing area guarded by one small pot bunker and two hectares of vertical turf. A straight hole demanding a very subtle strategy to the placement of the tee shot. The green sets up best for a shot from the right side. But too far right and you risk a severe sidehill lie or near death in the ugly littlepot bunker. The further left your tee shot, the more you're shooting the second shot with a mid iron over a grassy hollow and a very deep bunker in front of the small green, with the clubhouse as a backdrop.

Hole n° 16: Sandbox

Par 5, 450 meters. An interesting hole with a chance to go for the green with your second shot. But only if you've hit a very long tee ball to the slightly elevated landing area which is guarded by trees and a large fairway bunker. The medium sized, severe two-level green is ferociously guarded left by bunker hell. Understand that the upper portion of this green is sloping towards the forest and will not hold a shot from the left side. The best attack straight down the fairway, toward the two bunkers in the corner, then just a half wedge in to the green.

Hole n° 17: Belenbösch

Par 4, 390 meters, slightly uphill off the tee, dogleg right around the forest. The best tee ball is down the left side of the fairway. From here you have a better view of the green, and the bunker right front of the green poses less of a problem. Beware of the out of bounds right, the entire length of the hole. A generous green with mature forest to the right, guarded by the one small bunker, right front.

Hole n° 18: Waterloo

Par 4, 347 meters, and it's all downhill from here. We expect a few photos will be taken of this breathtaking finishing. A slight dogleg left, lined by the forest on the right. Choose your club and make your tee shot thinking only of putting yourself in a position to attack the green. Try to be as long as possible. You can hit your tee shot into the water. A well placed tee ball (maybe a 3-wood) leaves you on level ground just short of the water or in the generous area of fairway to the right. The second shot demands a short to medium iron into the moderate sized, gently rolling green, fronted by the water, resting quietly between the mature forest and the majestic clubhouse of Belenhaff. Two putts, par !

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