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Golf Courses in Belgium

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Continental golf vacations tend to focus on France, Spain and Italy, but Belgium is worth a stop on any European tour, especially for players with a taste for the classic pre-war courses. Dutch, German and French are the official languages, but English is widely spoken. With close to 90 affiliated clubs open for play, Belgium is a minor but important part of European golf. Royal Waterloo, near the site of the famous battle, once retained the legendary Henry Cotton as its professional, right around the time when the King was honing his skills. In the mid-twentieth century, local hero Flory van Donck brought the tradition of golf in his country to the world, nearly winning the Opening Championship in 1956 and again in 1959, and regularly making the top ten in other competitions during this period. Many of the storied names in course architecture have left their mark in in Belgium. In the early years Willie Park Jr., famous for Sunningdale's Old Course, created the layout for Royal Antwerp; Tom Simpson did the same for the Royal Club de Belgique; and none other than Harry Colt did most of the work for Royal Zoute. These are tough acts to follow, and to be frank there simply have not been any courses of this caliber built in the country since. The game has been played in Belgium since the late 1800s, and courses have been built every now and then to keep up with the modest interest; there are currently only around 60,000 Belgians who play regularly. The great promoter of golf here has been the royal family, beginning with King Leopold III, who boasted a 2 handicap, and whose son was then Belgium's emissary to the golfing world; the current king, Albert, however, seems to have lost what little interest he showed in the game during his youth. The royal connection in any case is one reason why the country has a number of Royal Clubs, another being the fact that any course over half a century old automatically receives this designation. The outstanding among these are Hainault, Antwerp and especially Royal Zoute, the latter of which ranks among the finest on the Continent.

Top 15 golf courses in Belgium

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#1
Overview of golf course named Royal Limburg Golf

Royal Limburg Golf

Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium
4.5
Fabulous6 Reviews
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#2
Overview of golf course named Royal Zoute Golf Club - Championship Course

Royal Zoute Golf Club - Championship Course

Knokke-Heist, Belgium
4.3
Very good16 Reviews
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#3
Overview of golf course named Royal Waterloo Golf Club - La Marache

Royal Waterloo Golf Club - La Marache

Lasne, Belgium
4.8
Fabulous9 Reviews
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#4
Overview of golf course named Royal Golf Club of Belgium - Ravenstein

Royal Golf Club of Belgium - Ravenstein

Tervuren, Belgium
4.9
Fabulous10 Reviews
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#5
Overview of golf course named Royal Ostend Golf Club

Royal Ostend Golf Club

De Haan, Belgium
3.8
Very good15 Reviews
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#6
Overview of golf course named Royal Golf Club Du Sart Tilman

Royal Golf Club Du Sart Tilman

Angleur, Belgium
4.8
Fabulous12 Reviews
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#7
Overview of golf course named Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Kapellen, Belgium
4.4
Very good8 Reviews
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#8
Overview of golf course named The National Golf Club

The National Golf Club

Sterrebeek, Belgium
4.0
Very good2 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Royal Golf Club Du Sart Tilman

Royal Golf Club Du Sart Tilman

Angleur, Belgium
4.8
Fabulous12 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Royal Golf Club of Belgium - Ravenstein

Royal Golf Club of Belgium - Ravenstein

Tervuren, Belgium
4.9
Fabulous10 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Royal Waterloo Golf Club - La Marache

Royal Waterloo Golf Club - La Marache

Lasne, Belgium
4.8
Fabulous9 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Rinkven Golf Club - North Course

Rinkven Golf Club - North Course

Gravenwezel, Belgium
4.6
Fabulous11 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Royal Golf Club Des Fagnes

Royal Golf Club Des Fagnes

Spa, Belgium
4.5
Fabulous10 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Royal Zoute Golf Club - Championship Course

Royal Zoute Golf Club - Championship Course

Knokke-Heist, Belgium
4.3
Very good16 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Ternesse Golf and Country Club

Ternesse Golf and Country Club

Wommelgem, Belgium
5.0
Fabulous3 Reviews
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Overview of golf course named Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Kapellen, Belgium
4.4
Very good8 Reviews
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