Designed by Joan Dudok van Heel and first opened for play in 1990, the course at Aa Saint-Omer Golf Club has hosted an annual tournament for professionals on the European Challenge Tour since 2000.
Laid out as two returning nines, the course extends to 6,218 metres from the back tees, with par set at 73. Feature holes include the right doglegging par four 3rd, rated stroke index 1, back-to-back par fives at the 14th and 15th, and the 473-metre 18th, which plays to a two-tiered home green.
The Saint-Omer Open was first played here in 1997 as a Mastercard Tour event before becoming a Challenge Tour stop three years later. From 2003 to 2013, the tournament was also included on the European Tour calendar, attracting winners from nine different countries during that time.
Roller coaster is the word that comes to my mind when I think about this course. I've never seen or played such an hilly course, sometimes you have to climb almost 40 meters on a par 4 or hit a drive to a fairway 40 meters below your feet ! Golf cart is an absolute necessity if you want to enjoy your round
Challenging track, with some nice holes. Special mention to the great greens maintenance !