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Kempense Golf Club

Kiezelweg 78,

Mol-Rauw, Antwerpen Province 2400

  • Office

    +32 (0)14 81 62 34
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)14 81 62 34
  • Fax

    +32 (0)14 B1 62 78
  • Golf pro

    Alain Anthonissen / Ewout Visschers

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Marc de Keyser

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5904
5460
4763
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
69.7
71

Location

Latitude:

51.215500

Longitude:

5.194108

How to get there:

50 km N of Hasselt

From the Antwerp - Hasselt motorway (A13-E313) take exit 23 (Geel / Mol) and follow the N19 direction Geel and then Mol. After 4.2 km at roundabout turn right onto the N71 direction Mol. After 16.2 km turn left onto the N712 direction Rauw / Zilverstrand. After 2.1 km turn right into golf.

Kempense Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1986

Kempense Golf Club: Laid out on relatively flat terrain, an eclectic mix of strong and some more eccentric golf holes make-up this always challenging parkland layout. You will need to deploy good course management and careful shot-making to pick your way through the ever-present watery threats en route to the relative safety of the large and sloping greens.

Most of the holes here at Kempense require precision rather than power from the tee. Water is a constant danger, ominously present on over half the holes, and usually taking the form of small ponds in front of greens or fairway-hugging ditches ( ... at the stroke index 1 hole, the par-4 3rd, you have both to contend with). If water is not lurking somewhere, then Out-of-Bounds and/or thick bushes might be preying on your mind as you tee-it up.

Mixed in with many good holes are others that could leave you somewhat puzzled, especially on a first outing. The short and sharply dog-legging 10th and 15th, both par-4s, are never easy, and the match-winning (or card-wrecking) 18th can catch-out even the most experienced Kempense club member ... let alone first-time visitor. With so much water around, the course can get a bit "heavy" during the wetter parts of winter.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays €50; weekends €60.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Kempense takes its name from the region of Kempen (Campine in English), which straddles parts of north-eastern Belgium and south-eastern Netherlands. The Campine once consisted mainly of moorland, tracts of sandy heath and wetlands. The city of Turnhout is regarded as the region's capital. Today the Campine is a popular tourist destination for those in search of a quiet and relaxing weekend. Bed & Breakfast accommodation in former farms, together with restaurants and cafés maintain a thriving business, while an extensive cycle touring network has also been established in recent years.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel-Taverne Lommel Broek2-star

    Kanaalstraat 91, 3920 Lommel

    +32 (0)11 39 10 34

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Kempense

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Limburg; Millenium; Eindhoven (Netherlands).

  • Hotel Verlooy4-star

    Pas 117, 2440 Geel

    +32 (0)14 57 41 70

    Visit website

    In the heart of the city of Geel, just 200 m from the main square, the 4-star Verlooy Hotel offers warm hospitality, characterized with Kempen (in English Campine) style and professionalism.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Millenium; Kempense

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