Paal-Beringen, Limburg B-3583
18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Lakeside and residential.
9-hole par-27 Compact course (719 metres).
19 km NW of Hasselt
From the Antwerp - Hasselt motorway (A13-E313) take exit 26 (Beringen) and follow the N29 direction Paal / Diest. After 1.2 km take second right turn at traffic lights direction Tessenderlo (Tessenderlosesteenweg). After 2.7 km turn right into Donckstraat. Golf entrance is in front of you.
Millennium Golf: It's clear a lot of money was spent on this relatively recent newcomer to Belgian golf, the rather special clubhouse, enormous golf shop and excellent two-tier driving range testify to that. However, this ever-challenging layout, with plenty of water on the back-nine, is yet to really establish its credentials and join the ranks of Belgium's top courses.
The site itself is relatively flat and open, bordered by some housing, a busy road at one point and, especially on the back-nine, a good-size lake. With a footpath/cycle path cutting through the course and dinghies often appearing on the lake, Millennium exudes a distinctly recreational and park-like atmosphere.
If water is not present, as on the opening eight holes, then copious bunkering and large and sloping greens will ensure your game is adequately tested and challenged. At the short par-4 9th water comes seriously into play, flanking a small sliver of fairway that runs around the lake. From then on water is never far away from proceedings, with more holes tightly hugging the water's edge. This is a course that has the potential to join the elite of Belgium's modern designs; better care and presentation would help that cause.
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 course at Millennium was designed by Bruno Steensels, Belgium's top golf course designer of the current era. His other work includes two other challenging courses, which are both located closer to Brussels, namely Enghien and The National.
1 Kattegatstraat, 3500 Hasselt
+32 (0)11 24 22 00Visit website
Royal Limburg; Millennium
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