21 Chemin de Baudemont,
Nivelles, Brabant 1400
18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Original design by Martin Hawtree. Later improvements added by Peter Alliss & Clive Clark.
18-hole par-72 Américain course (6198 metres); 9-hole par-27 Orival course (711 metres).
29 km S of Brussels
From the A7-E19 motorway (Brussels - Mons) take exit 18 (Nivelles-Nord) and follow the N252 direction Nivelles, but only for a few hundred metres. Take the right turn off the N252 (close to motorway exit) direction La Tournette. After 1.2 km turn right at T-junction and go under bridge. After o.8 km golf is on your right (parking is on the left).
Golf Château de la Tournette (Anglais course): When opened in 1988, La Tournette's links-style Anglais (English) course was easy to differentiate from its more parkland Américain companion. However, progressive tree-planting has regrettably detracted from the layout's open, linksy character, gradually converting the Anglais into a tree-lined parkland layout, albeit a very good one. The fabulous long par-3 12th hole could easily have been plucked from one of the great British seaside courses, although nowadays the corridor of "dunes," through which your ball must be threaded, is morphing into a tree-lined avenue.
The excellence of the golfing challenging and overall quality of Hawtree's design still incorporates many pleasant elevation changes, stylish bunkering and excellent contouring to the undulating fairways. But, for lovers of open links golf, the course's original "x-factor" is gradually receding beneath the growing tree line. Deep rough still grows on the rolling mounds that define many of the holes, while small ponds also bring water menacingly into play on six or seven occasions. The long par-3 4th, snaking par-5 13th and downhill par-3 15th all require carries over water to reach the safety of their respective greens, while the downhill par-3 6th and par-4 17th are threateningly flanked by ponds. Although the Anglais layout is clearly in transition from open links to tree-lined parkland, the course remains one of Belgium's best and most challenging layouts.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The Anglais course at La Tournette was designed by English golf architect Martin Hawtree, of the family firm Hawtree Limited. The firm was established by Frederick George Hawtree, continued by his son Frederick William Hawtree, and finally passed onto F.G.'s grandson, Martin Grant Hawtree in 1985. The Hawtree dynasty has been responsible for the design and improvement of over 750 golf courses worldwide.
Chaussée de Mons 22, 1400 Nivelles
+32 (0)67 218 721Visit website
Located just off exit 19 on the A7-E19 (Brussels - Mons motorway).
La Tournette (Anglais and Americain cousrse)
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+32 (0)2 352 18 15Visit website
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