Rinkven Golf & Country Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Rinkven Golf & Country Club Est. 1981

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Rinkven Golf & Country Club: Laid out in a mature forest of oak, pine and silver birch, Rinkven's original 27-holes have recently been joined by a new nine, creating two 18-hole championship courses. The fractionally longer Championship (North) course combines the original Yellow-nine and more recently created Blue-nine, while the original and largely unchanged Red and White nines are paired to form the Old (South) layout.

Both Rinkven's challenging courses occupy a peaceful woodland setting with no housing anywhere nearby. Here on these four excellent and well-maintained nine-hole loops your golf game, and especially accuracy from the tee, will be thoroughly tested. Each of the four nines contains its fair share of tightish tree-lined fairways, well-bunkered greens and occasional water hazards. The smallish putting surfaces hide a multitude of subtle breaks and borrows that will keep you guessing throughout.

The Red-nine (first loop of the Old course) has the most water threatened holes, while the new Blue-nine (inward half of the Championship course) takes you furthest away from the clubhouse and into slightly more open terrain. Catch Rinkven in the spring and you can enjoy the vivid splashes of colour brought to this lovely forested setting by many rhododendron bushes.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: the par-3 11th on the Old (South) course is a wonderfully testing good-length short hole. Wonderfully framed by the indigenous trees, you'll need a well-hit tee-shot across water to safely find the large inviting green.

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Making Contact

Rinkven Golf & Country Club
Sint-Jobsteenweg 120,
's-Gravenwezel, Antwerpen 2970
Belgium
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Office   +32 (0)3 380 12 80
Pro Shop   +32 (0)3 385 82 13
Fax

  +32 (0)3 384 29 33

Email   golf@rinkven.be
Website   www.rinkven.be
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Golf Pro
 
Simon Crosby (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 36 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Baron Paul Rolin
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5997 5667 4945
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.0 70.2 71.7
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Championship (North) course. Also at Rinkven is the Old (South) course (par-71, 5927 m from back tees, rating 72.2).
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How2Get There?

17 km NE of Antwerp
Take exit 4 (St-Job-in-'t-Goor) from the A1-E19 (Antwerp-Breda motorway) north-west of Antwerp. Follow the N117 direction St-Job-in-'t-Goor. After o.4 km go straight over at traffic lights, direction St-Job-in't-Goor. After 1 km (passing through the village) turn right (just before small village green) and head towards the water tower, direction Rinkven. After 1.9 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes (on North or South courses): weekdays €65; weekends €85. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: weekdays 36; weekends 28.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Established in 1981 by a group of friends, Jo Wegloop, Léon Krochmal and Benoit Frajermauer, Rinkven Golf Club was originally known as Antwerp International Golf & Country Club Rinkven.

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Location

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Latitude: (51.2808536269)
Longitude: (4.5734828711)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Motel Dennenhof 
Bredabaan 940, 2930 Brasschaat, near Antwerp
+32 (0)3 663 0509
www.valk.com

A Van der Valk motel, very well located to access Royal Antwerp and Rinkven golf courses.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Royal Antwerp; Rinkven
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Golf within 30 km No
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Hilton Hotel Antwerp 4-star
Groenplaats, 2000 Antwerp
+32 (0)3 204 12 12
www.hilton.com

The Hilton Antwerp is located in the heart of the historical city centre, next to the famous Antwerp Cathedral,

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Royal Antwerp; Rinkven
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