Golf Club d'Hulencourt Best Golf Club in Belgium 2017

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24 APRIL 2017, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Golfers have awarded Golf Club d'Hulencourt with the title of Best Golf Club Overall of Belgium in 2017, with an average rating of 8,49. The Golfers' Choice rankings are based on 350,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

Over 250,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, Golf Club d'Hulencourt - with an average rating of 8,49 - has been voted Best Golf Club Overall in Belgium in 2017 in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

New number 1: Golf Club d'Hulencourt Best Golf Club Overall
Since the introduction of the Golfers' Choice Awards in Belgium in 2014, Golf & Country Club Limburg had won the title of Best Golf Club in Belgium three years in a row, but in 2017 there is a new number one. Golf Club d'Hulencourt in Vieux-Genappe near Brussels tops the rankings.

Built on historic grounds that date back to 930 AD, Golf Club d'Hulencourt prides itself on maintaining the highest level of golfing tradition, fulfilling the vision of the club’s President and Owner, Mr Patrick Solvay. Hulencourt boasts two courses, ‘Le Vallon’ and ‘Le Verger’. Le Vallon is the Championship course and is widely acclaimed as being one of the best conditioned courses in Belgium. Designed by French architect Jean-Manuel Rossi, this challenging inland links course has established itself as a tough but fair test for golfers of all levels. Reputed for its excellent year round conditioning, with summer greens always in play, ‘Le Vallon’ is a real joy to play.

‘Le Verger’ is a 9 hole course that suits beginners and younger players. Whilst only a 9 hole course, the layout is technically testing and as with ‘Le Vallon’, it is always in good condition. As a private members club, open to visitors, Hulencourt welcomes international guests, families and golfers of all levels.

Patrick Solvay, President of Hulencourt Golf Club commented, 'We are honoured to have been awarded “Best Golf Club of Belgium in 2017” by Leadingcourses. Here at Hulencourt, we pride ourselves on offering our members and guests the best condition course in Belgium, combined with outstanding facilities and excellent client service. I would like to dedicate this award to our operations team here at the club, as a recognition for all their hard work and commitment.'

Golf Château de la Tournette moved from the fourth place in 2016, to a runner-up spot this year. With an 8,43 rating the 45 hole club near Brussels is a well respected club in Belgium. Both Championship courses of la Tournette are in the top-10 of best Golf Courses of Belgium. Royal Bercuit Golf Club completes the top-3. Bercuit is the only Belgian golf course designed by famous architect Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Top-40 Golf Clubs Overall in Belgium 2017

Royal Waterloo's "La Marache" Best Golf Course in Belgium 2017
When golfers only rate the course itself - so without looking at other elements, such as the appreciation for the clubhouse and practice facilities - golfers choose "La Marache", the championship course of Royal Waterloo Golf Club as their favorite. With a rating of 8,83, golfers are unanimous that this is Belgium's finest course.

Number two in the rankings is the "American Course" of Golf Château de la Tournette, which came from 7th place. Although their rating of 8,67 is quite a difference with La Marache, golfers are very positive about this course of Golf Château de la Tournette. The "Le Vallon" course of the number one Club of Belgium, Golf Club d'Hulencourt completes the podium with a third place.

Top-40 Golf Couses Belgium 2017

Golf & Hôtel de Falnuée has the best Price-Quality in Belgium 2017

A rating of a golf club or golf course is closely related to the price of the paid green fee. Where do you get real value for money? This is shown in the 'Price-Quality' ranking. This ranking is based solely on the rating of golfers for the price-quality ratio of a golf club.

Golfers rank Golf & Hôtel de Falnuée as their number one club - with an 8,20 - when it comes to value for money. Since the introduction of this ranking in 2014, the golf club in Mazy - between Charleroi and Namur - has never been lower in the ranking than 2nd place. Golfers say that Golf & Hôtel de Falnuée has: 'Very reasonable green fees and you get a varying course with friendly staff.' The green fee at Golf & Hôtel de Falnuée is € 50 during week days and € 70 in weekends. Golfclub Beveren (8,17) and Golf Club Enghien (8,09) are numbers 2 and 3.

Top-25 Price-Quality Belgium 2017

Golfforum Lummen Most Hospitable Golf Club in Belgium 2017

For the second year in a row, Golfforum Lummen was rated Most Hospitable Golf Club in Belgium. This friendly 9-hole course near the race track of Zolder scores an 8,39 and stays ahead of Golf de Rigenée (8,22) and Golf & Hôtel de Falnuée (8,18).

Top-25 Most Hospitable Golf Club Belgium 2017


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"We are honoured to have been awarded “Best Golf Club of Belgium in 2017” by Leadingcourses.com. Here at Hulencourt, we pride ourselves on offering our members and guests the best condition course in Belgium, combined with outstanding facilities and excellent client service." Patrick Solvay, President of Hulencourt Golf Club
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