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Royal Limburg Golf Club

Golfstraat 1,

Houthalen, Limburg 3530

  • Office

    +32 (0)89 383 543
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)89 383 204
  • Fax

    +32 (0)89 381 208
  • Golf pro

    Friso den Boer

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Heathland course. Gently undulating terrain, easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Fred Hawtree

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6128
5712
5029
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.7
70.3
71.5

Location

Latitude:

51.022286

Longitude:

5.434563

How to get there:

15 km N of Hasselt

From the A2-E314 motorway (Louvain-Aachen) take exit 30, and head north following direction Kelcherhoef / Houthalen. After 2.8 km at roundabout turn left direction Houthalen. After o.7 km golf entrance is on your left.

Koninklijke (Royal) Limburg Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1966

Koninklijke (Royal) Limburg Golf Club: Located in the gently undulating heathland of Middle-Limburg, here you'll find one of Belgium's most attractive and best-maintained golf courses. Like a classic Surrey-Berkshire heathland course, the layout roams through a mix of mature birch and pines, as well as more open areas, where large expanses of heather lie in wait for wayward drives.

The opening hole, with a teasing tee-shot over water, provides an early reminder of the advantage of accuracy versus length on this course. Water you'll be pleased to hear doesn't re-appear until the excellent par-5 18th. The layout includes several tight dog-legging par-4s, notably the 8th, 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th holes. All of these require target accuracy rather than all-out attack from the tee.

Amongst the well-bunkered collection of par-3s, the 186-metre 6th is the best, especially if you climb up to the back tee. From here it's not difficult to appreciate why heathland courses are such a thrill to so many golfers. A couple of Limburg's par-5s are reachable in two for big-hitters, but in keeping with other holes, don't stray too far off-line. Messing with the ball-swallowing heather could easily cost you a shot or two.

With good greens and plenty of strategic bunkering, this gently undulating and always interesting course is a delight to play. Catch it in the summer with the large swathes of heather in flower, and you'll be treated to one of the best heathland courses in Europe ... Britain and Ireland included.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 30.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): weekdays €80; weekends €95.

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?

Limburg G&CC was founded in 1966 by a group of golf aficionados. The golfers, based in the Belgian province of Limburg, were members of Sart-Tilman Golf Club, located 70 km away just south of Liege. The Limburg course they established occupies a 65-hectare piece of land, partly situated in the Tenhaagdoornheide nature reserve on the Kempen Plateau, and partly in pine forest. In addition to the sandy subsoil of the plateau, the area is also know for the coal deposits of the Kempen coal basin. You'll not see any evidence of coal mining from the golf course, but you will in the nearby town of Houthalen.

King Philippe I conferred the Royal prefix on Limburg G&CC in 2017, based on the club attaining 50 years of age (in 2016) and certain other criteria (of which royal patronage is not necessarily one). Coincident with acquiring royal status, the club name changed from 'Golf & Country Club' to 'Golf Club'. In Belgium 13 golf clubs are permitted by royal prerogative to use the "Royal" prefix. They are: Antwerp, Anderlecht, Bercuit, Chateau d'Ardenne, des Fagnes (Spa), Hainaut, Latem, Limburg, Ostend, GC de Belgique (Ravenstein), Sart Tilman, Waterloo and Zoute.

Published ranking

43rd best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Holiday Inn Hasselt

    1 Kattegatstraat, 3500 Hasselt

    +32 (0)11 24 22 00

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Limburg; Millennium; Spiegelven

  • Residence Stiemerheide

    109 Wiemesmeerstraat, 3600 Genk

    +32 (0)89 35 58 28

    Visit website

    Spiegelven Golf is attached to the Residence Stiemerheide.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Spiegelven

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Limburg

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