BelgiumA golfing break in Belgium is the ideal destination for those looking to experience beautiful parkland golf courses whilst taking in some of the fine beers on offer and soaking up the rich local culture of Bruges, Brussels, and the Walloon-Brabant region. Accessible via ferry, EuroTunnel or via flights Bruges, Brussels International and Brussels Chareloi Airport. Accommodation and rounds of golf are combined in a range of packages by Martin’s Hotels including staying at Martin’s Brugge and playing at the stunning Royal Ostend and Damme Golf & Country Club.
Belgian Golf Holidays
When you think of what Belgium is famous for the first three things that spring to mind would probably be chocolate, beer and Hercule Poirot. It might be that you don’t think of it as a golfing destination but with 89 courses, several of which are in the European top 100 rankings, it is now a serious challenger to more well known areas.
For such a small golfing country which has 56,000 registered golfers it has produced several extremely gifted golf professionals including Thomas Pieters of the European Tour. The quality of the top courses has been a major factor in the quality of professional players that they have produced and with prices that offer great value, this is the ideal destination for a golfing break or long weekend.
Where to Spend a Golf Break in Belgium
It is a destination that is easily reached by air, the EuroTunnel or by ferry from both the North and South of England. It is ideal for those wanting to combine golf with sightseeing, especially if you choose to stay in or close to Brugge which is one of Europe’s most popular medieval attractions. Situated about an hour from the capital Brussels, Brugge is known as the ‘Venice of the North’ as its streets wind through canals and bridges. It is almost as though it has been designed for modern day tourism with so many places of historical interest to see plus numerous restaurants and bars where you can sample some of the 400 plus Belgian beers on offer.
As a starting point for your golf in Belgium, Brugge would be the best place to start. There are at least five top quality courses less than an hour away and each one is unique and offers something different for the golfer. Take the Palingbeek Golf Club as an example, not only is it a very good golf course ranked in the top twenty courses in Belgium but it also offers a history lesson as you play because it is situated near the site of the First World War Battle of Ypres. There are several left overs from the war that can be seen from the golf course and throughout the round you will come across information panels outlining the history of the area.
The number one course in Belgium is the Royal Zoute Golf Club situated near the Dutch border on the North East Coast and within easy travelling distance of Brugge. Over the years it has held The Belgian Open on numerous occasions . Its been described by Sir Nick Faldo as a hidden gem and you will not want to miss playing this fabulous layout on your trip to Belgium. With several other good courses in the area the discerning golfer will be spoilt for choice but whichever courses you choose you can be sure of a wonderful golfing experience.
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With such good golf, a town that is steeped in history and yet offers all you need for a successful golf holiday Brugge should be on everyone’s list to consider for their next golf holiday.
If you are considering Belgium as the destination for your next golf break, please call us on 01904 406550 for a bespoke quote.