Surprised to see Ravenstein riding so high in Belgium and it’s not an original Simpson design as far as I am aware. I have played here a couple of times and it fits into my category of good but not great and could easily be compared to an amalgam of numerous second tier London parkland courses. The best thing about Royal Belgium is the golf club itself with its fantastic clubhouse you do feel very special here. Royal Zoute is the best in Belgium and Royal Fagnes at Spa runs it a close second. If you want a wild card try Chateau Royal d’Ardenne it will divide opinion but worth a look.
Date: October 27, 2011