The Venice of the North
Located a mere 1hr 30mins from the port of Calais, Bruges is becoming a real player in Europe for golf breaks. Known as the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is known for its canals, historic building, art connections and its plethora of outstanding pubs, bars and restaurants. The golf courses of Bruges are equally outstanding as the city, boasting tranquil surroundings and superb quality, its easy to see why Bruges is becoming ever more popular.
A golf experience like no other
Bruges is fast-becoming a Golfbreaks favourite, with many of our customers flocking to this marvellous Belgian city due to its outstanding array of top-notch championship courses.
Bruges is home to many incredible courses that anywhere golfers turn they will encounter another one, although there are some particular favourites amongst our customers. Royal Zoute Golf Club is ranked amongst Europe’s Top 5 courses and is known for its gorgeous surroundings, outstanding greens and immaculate fairways.
The links at Royal Ostend Golf Club is another of Bruges top courses, known as the only links course in Belgium it tests golfers with its sandy dunes, thick rough and technically challenging design.
The courses at Golf Club Oostburg and Damme Golf Club are also highly recommended, offering golfers something a little bit different.
Why choose Bruges?
Colloquially known as the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is an excellent choice for your next golf break as it gives golfers the best of both worlds, from an exciting, historic and beautiful city which is full of life to some of Belgium’s absolute best golf courses.
Notable courses in and around Bruges include the legendary and exclusive Championship Course at Royal Zoute Golf Club, the superb course at Damme Golf & Country Club and the excellent course at Royal Ostend Golf Club.
What’s more the city is extremely popular among tourists for its range of attractions meaning bargains can be picked up here on accommodation and there is plenty of activities to partake in on and off the course.
We recommend the best time to visit is between the months of June and September as this ensures you receive the best possible conditions to play and enjoy this marvellous city.
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Where to stay in Bruges?
Bruges is an extremely popular city with both golfer and tourists alike due to its great golf courses, rich history and fine architecture. This means that golfers can expect to find an array of fantastic accommodation options across the city to take advantage of.
Martin's Brugge is a hotel located right in the city centre of Bruges and thusly guests can take advantage of some of the great amenities the city offers. The hotel boasts 199 modern rooms which are all equipped with excellent facilities, plus, guests can also enjoy a well-earned relaxing drink at the cocktail bar, which during happy hour (8-9pm), you can enjoy at a 50% discount.
Martin's Relais is another superb hotel which exudes a certain level of charm and elegance. Located right on the Spiegelrei canal it is nearby to some of Bruges most important historical sites. The hotel features large comfortable rooms with classic furnishings to represent the history of the city and the quaint garden is great place to unwind after golf or after viewing the city’s many attractions.
NH Bruges is a luxury hotel built in what was once a beautiful 17th Century monastery. The hotel has 149 excellent quality rooms with all the modern amenities you could need and it is within walking distance of Bruges top tourist locations and short-driving distance of the area’s best courses.