Rue Jumerée 1,
Sart-Dames-Avelines, Brabant 1495
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Above distances are for the Chassart 18-hole course. Also at La Bruyère is the 9-hole La Boscaille pitch-and-putt course.
35 km S of Brussels
La Bruyère Golf Club: Situated on the edge of Belgium's Brabant and Hainaut regions, La Bruyère Golf Club is laid out around the Château de la Ferme de la Bruyère, which was itself part of the famous Villers-la-Ville Abbey (see Did You Know section below). The Chateau is now home to the club's pleasant clubhouse.
Surrounded by quiet, rolling, arable countryside, this rather open, easy-going layout stretches out over the gently undulating, former farmland. Good-width, lightly bunkered fairways lead you to subtly sloping greens, which are defended by shallow bunkering. The par-4 5th and par-4 10th holes uniquely bring water into play, with small ponds guarding the approach to the putting surface.
Not an overly dramatic nor challenging layout, but one that will allow you to hone your skills, before taking on some of the more demanding layouts in the scenic and historic Brabant Walloon province of Belgium. The club also has a 9-hole pitch and putt course.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Closed Mondays.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Located just 6 kms from Golf la Bruyere is the spectacular ruin of a large Cistercian abbey, the Abbaye de Villers. It is located just north of the town of Villers-la-Ville, founded in 1146 and largely built during the 13th century. The abbey started to decline in the 16th century, when Spanish military invaders to the Low Countries did considerable damage to the church and cloister, both of which were partially restored in 1587. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the number of monks and the abbey's wealth dwindled and it was finally abandoned in 1796 during the French Revolution.
Chaussée de Tervuren 198, 1410 Waterloo
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Martin’s Lodge. A cosy place to stay on the historic site of La Sucrerie, a former sugar refinery, adjacent to the Martin’s Grand Hotel and its high quality services. Close to the centre of Waterloo and the many golf courses in this area.
Royal Waterloo; Sept Fontaines; Hulencourt; Empereur.
La Tournette; Pierpont; La Bruyere; Rigenee; Louvain-La-Neuve; Royal Bercuit; Bawette; Royal GC de Belgique (Ravenstein).
87 Avenue du Lac, Genval
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The 5-star Chateau du Lac is wonderfully located alongside the Lac du Genval, a very picturesque and quiet lakeside setting. Your culinary options are plentiful, with an excellent restaurant, Genval Les Bains, in the hotel, while Italian and Chinese restaurants are just a minute's walk away. Martin' Spa provides an earthly journey of well-being and beauty. Many top-quality courses in the area will keep golfers fully occupied.
Bawette; Royal Waterloo; Louvain-la-Neuve.
Royal Bercuit; Sept Fontaines; Empereur; La Tournette; Hulencourt; Pierpont; Rigenee; La Bruyere; Royal GC de Belgique (Ravenstein).
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