Cleydael Castle

Aartselaar, Belgium

Cleydael Castle is a moated castle in Aartselaar originally dating from the 14th century. The four towers are called Fox tower, Chapel tower, Owl tower and Cat tower. The castle was the home of the lords of Cleydael until the end of the 18th century. After being part of the golf course, it is now private property again.


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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Belgium

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owen craig (2 years ago)
What a fantastic day it was. I recently visited Antwerp for the weekend and was looking and hoping for somewhere to play. Claydael were extremely nice over email and gave me all necessary details when booking at a competitive rate. When I turned up at the course I was met with the club pro who gave me a water bottle (refillable) and a welcome bag of tees, pitchmark and pencil for the course. The restaurant area at the club is beautifully laid out and very peaceful, overlooking a Chateau which is stunning. Because I was due to play alone, I was asked to play with one of the locals who introduced himself (Danny). I must say the game of Golf was much better with Danny as he pointed out alot of the ideal shots and gave me alot of history about the club and its changes over the years. Danny was an absolute Gentlemen and his hospitality was fantastic throughout the day, he even asked the Captain of the club (Patrick) if he and his lady wife (Karen) would play the back 9 with us. They did and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The course is in great condition, it plays a challenging length from the white tees and was a true test of golf, with many well placed trees and water hazards. Kudos to the green keepers for keeping the course in ideal condition. After Golf we returned to the bar area where I was met with even more great hospitality, firstly the Captain buying food and drinks for the table, then the local club pro and Greenkeeper joined us for a few more drinks, and even organised my return transport to my accommodation! I could not recommend this Golf Club enough, the people are just brilliant and made my visit to Claydael comfortable and extremely enjoyable, this topped off Antwerp as one of my favourite trips. I certainly do hope to return one day and catch up with the locals once again!
Koen Dinneweth (3 years ago)
Despite rainy conditions, the course was very nice. Greens and fairways in good condition. Overall good alternation between easy and intermediate holes.
Viviane Philippens (6 years ago)
Dommage que se soit fermé le lundi. Avons été manger à 8 autre part!
J dR (6 years ago)
Goed restaurant en prachtig terrein.
Teodor Mosteanu (7 years ago)
Great place to have lunch in a perfectly relaxing place. A golf course, what can be more zen?! And the food!! Congrats to the chef
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