Overview of golf course named Rinkven Golf Club - North Course

Rinkven Golf Club - North Course

Gravenwezel, Belgium

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1981

Type

Forest

Architect

Paul Rolin, Russel Talley

The first nine of the North Course was built in the early 80’s and wends its way through a rather wooded part of the domain where concentration is required to keep the ball on the rather tight fairways. Not always an easy task as the players attention is easily deflected by the natural beauty of the flora & fauna in this area.

The second nine is more open and varied but with several lakes which will concentrate the mind. This nine was opened in 2006 and is also endowed with a sprinkling of fairway bunkers which are less in evidence on the first nine.

About half the holes have greens raised up above the surrounds, a factor to be taken into account with club selection as the course tends thus to play longer than its actual distance.

Originally laid out by Baron Paul Rolin, this course has been rerouted and amended by Hawtree’s Russell Talley in 2015. A renovation programme of the older holes is ongoing in consultation with and according to the Hawtree design.

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Club members

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Followers

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Reviews

4.6
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Hcp 12 Chateau de La Tournette Golf Club - The American Course
Fabulous
9 April
Definately one of my top golf club and golf course i enjoyed the most... I recently played the North Course during Ricoh Invitational... Everything was excellent... The location (inland) is superb, the calm, the facilities, the course conditions (Greens and fairways were the best i played), the club house, the services, the kindness, the lockerroom, the shop, the practice...everything is a 5* service/comfort/facilities. Practice matras are just perfect and different from what i could try everywhere else. Club house, very modern, Nice people, perfect service. Clean and modern locker room, i felt like i was a player at Real Madrid... North Course was in good conditions, greens were fast ans perfect... 10th hole was a cool one... i almost could drive the green (+-250m headwind)... Have to be straight and long enough to score low. Some challenging Doglegs...and water hazard to avoid. i will definately play Rinkven again... Who ever want to invite me there...is welcome... 1st drink is on me.... i recommend this club! I will be back as volunteer for the European Tour - Belgian Knock Out.
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Hcp 5 Royal Limburg Golf
Fabulous
July 17, 2018
Today I visited Rinkven GC outside of Antwerp. +25 this morning with a temperature steady rising it was nice to drive the last kilometers to the club. The road is completely in the shade of all the big trees growing there. This also told us what was coming... The first thing you see is the new massive cool clubhouse only a year old, very impressive! A lot of things looks brand new actually, clubhouse, driving range etc and even the course looks new even though it's from 1981. Designed by Paul Rolin and later updated by Hawtree. The end result is really really good! The practise facilities must be good since we saw 2 of the better belgian golfpro's practise there. We did warm up before and enjoyed the area. So Rinkven just hosted a European Tour Event a while ago. They played a combination of the 2 courses. On tv some of those holes looked really narrow... Now I know that they als are that narrow! The South course, I was told, is for greenfee players and for club competitions and the North course is for members only. Both courses have trees all around everywhere... which can and will be a tough test if you have a bad day from the tee. South course is 5927m par 71from the white tee's. It's a little bit short than the North courses 6124m par 72 but I didn't feel much difference. They are both a really good test for any golfer. Flat narrow forest courses which requier all your attention when playing. No time at all to be sloppy or the figures on the card will be the unwanted ones... trust me I learned the hard way... After we played the South course, where I ¨learned¨, we had a lovely lunch with amazing service! I learned well because the North course went 11 shots better and then we enjoyed the service again in the clubhouse. If I'd lived closer to Rinkven I'd be considering a membership! Before teeing up the club apologized about the condition of the course which they definitely didn't have too. The last few months weather over Europe has made it difficult for all golfcourses and I've played many that are more or less only watering the greens. Rinkven looked dry but also green more or less all over. The greens were kept a bit longer to protect them from the conditions but they still rolled nicely. I can really recommend Rinkven GC, the golf, the food, service etc... all topclass!
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Events

Hosting golf course for the event: All Square Series
27 May 2018
All Square Series
Rinkven Golf Club - North Course
Hosting golf course for the event: All Square Series - Rinkven
27 May 2017
All Square Series - Rinkven
Rinkven Golf Club - North Course
Hosting golf course for the event: All Square Series
27 May 2018
All Square Series
Rinkven Golf Club - North Course
Hosting golf course for the event: All Square Series - Rinkven
27 May 2017
All Square Series - Rinkven
Rinkven Golf Club - North Course

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