Rinkven Golfclub

Sint-Jobsteenweg 120,

's-Gravenwezel, Antwerpen 2970

  • Office

    +32 (0)3 380 1280
  • Pro shop

    +32 (0)3 385 8213
  • Fax

    +32 (0)3 384 2933
  • Golf pro

    Simon Crosby (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Original design by Baron Paul Rolin, with later modifications by Hawtree Design.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the North (Championship) course. Also at Rinkven is the 18-hole South (Old) course (par-71, 5986 m from back tees, rating 72.2).






How to get 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.

Rinkven International Golfclub

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

Est. 1981

Rinkven Golfclub (aka Rinkven International Golfclub): Laid out in a mature forest of oak, pine and silver birch, Rinkven's original 27-holes were joined in the mid-2000s by a new nine, creating two 18-hole championship courses. The fractionally longer North (or Championship) 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 South (or Old) 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 relatively small putting surfaces hide a multitude of subtle breaks and borrows that will keep you guessing throughout.

The first nine-hole loop of the South course has the most water threatened holes, while the inward half of the North 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.

Pick of the holes: the par-3 11th on the South course is a 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.

List of courses: Belgium


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: weekdays 36; weekends 28.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct) on North or South courses: weekdays €105; weekends €120.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Established in 1981 by a group of friends, Jo Wegloop, Léon Krochmal and Benoit Frajermauer, Rinkven Golfclub was originally known as Antwerp International Golf & Country Club Rinkven. Since that time the Club has hosted many prestigious national and international competitions, including the European Tour's Belgian Open championship on several occasions.

The original White and Yellow nines opened in 1982. The Red-nine followed in 1986, and the Blue-nine in 2002. Today's North course (or Championship course) combines the original Yellow-nine and Blue-nine. The largely unchanged White and Red nines are paired to form today's South (or Old) layout. The European Tour use a composite of the North and South courses.

Published ranking

Continental Europe's 199th best course (Golf World, 2023).


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    +32 (0)3 663 0509

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

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Antwerp; Rinkven

    • Golf within 30 km:


  • Hilton Hotel Antwerp4-star

    Groenplaats, 2000 Antwerp

    +32 (0)3 204 12 12

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

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 10 km:


    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Antwerp; Rinkven

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