Royal Golf Club Sart Tilman is perhaps in the top 10 golf courses in Belgium. The course is a
Of all the Belgian courses that Tom Simpson has designed, he is perhaps proudest of the Sart-Tilma course, which was officially opened in 1939. The Liège course is a genuine delight. It’s all the more remarkable that the famous British architect, who also designed the courses of Spa, Ravenstein, Mons and Antwarp, was hindered in his creative endeavours by a hostile natural environment and a limited budget.
Today, the tree-lined holes at Royal Sart Tilman weave through a forest of pine, beech and birch trees, with fairways leading to what has been described as “fast, undulating and evil greens that are among the most formidable in Belgium”.
Holes of particular note include the par fours at the 5th and 11th (rated the two toughest on the scorecard) and the 497-metre par five 14th, where the green is guarded by sand and three water hazards. There are also a fine handful of short holes that vary in length from 130 to 189 metres.
At Royal Golf Club Sart Tilman, the clubhouse is nestled at the heart of the land, directly near the greens of holes 9 and 18, the putting green and the 10th tee. Even if the modern exterior aspect has been favoured, the warm hospitable feel afforded by the premises will definitely remind you of something you have experienced in the past.