Played Fagnes mid-april. Cold air but blue sky: wonderful conditions to play this beautiful undulating woodland course. I agree with a previous review that reversing the course order (1-9 becoming 10-18 and vice versa) would indeed be an excellent idea. The beauty of the course is revealed by the first nine holes. The last nine are more demanding from a golf perspective (except for hole n°5 – stroke index 2, a real challenge requiring length, precision and finesse) but miss a bit the look. Most greens in very good condition although a bit slow (beginning of the season?).
Royal Fagnes is a very private club but that didn’t prevent the visitor to enjoy a warm welcome and to have some nice local beers at hole 19 with very sympathetic local members who are proud of their club. Highly recommended. A true gem at 1h15 drive from Brussels.
Date: April 19, 2016