The prototypical faded classic. Much of Tom Simpson's genius is still recognisable, but tree encroachment has adversely affected the turf, the heather and the playing areas and bunkers have been filled in. It still is a neat track to play, but once it was world class, called the "Belgian Sunningdale" and considered one of the best on the European continent.

As it is, there's good variety and the trees do at least make for a peaceful and serene experience. Some of the more open holes on the back 9 may at least in spirit be relatively close to the original design. It doesn't play firm and fast, though, and is bound to get soggy in inclement weather. The routing is also a bit less inspired than one would expect from the eccentric Simpson, but much fun is to be had all the same.