Martin's Hotels Golf Pass
Belgium, Wallonia, Brabant Wallon, Brussels

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Martin's Hotels runs several properties offering golf arrangements in Belgium, in and around Brussels in the Brabant region, on the southern green belt of the capital.

On the outskirts of Brussels, the five star Château du Lac occupies the neo-classic edifice of a former spa, built in 1904 on the banks of Lake Genval. Luxury accommodation is complemented by a sophisticated culinary offer, an exclusive fitness centre, thermal baths and a range of well-being treatments. The Chateau is nicely complemented by the Manoir, a smaller, intimate neighbouring property.

At the heart of the capital’s European district, Martin’s Brussels EU is a an oasis of tranquillity near the beautiful Jubilee Park and the European Parliament. It features 100 stylish and remarkably quiet guestrooms, a Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, and a fitness studio, with sauna and jacuzzi.

Near the historic battlefield where the fate of Europe was once decided and Napoleon defeated, the Grand Hotel Waterloo enjoys a prime setting in a former sugar mill built in 1836. Each room and suite at this exclusive hotel is lavishly furnished and accommodation complemented by a gourmet restaurant. The Grand Hotel is nicely complemented by the Lodge, a smaller, intimate neighbouring property.

Further Martin’s Hotels near the capital can be found in the ancient university town of Leuven and the historic town of Mechelen, both in Flanders, the Flemish part of Belgium.

Martin's Hotels’ properties are particularly suited to combine golf and trade. One can attend business in the European capital while staying in a relaxing environment and benefit from the "Martin’s Golf Pass", including several courses within a thirty kilometre radius. Known as the "Garden of Brussels", the Brabant Walloon offers an orderly yet diverse scenery, formed by an harmonious succession of plains, rolling hills and woodlands, showcasing some of the country's finest golf clubs.

Martin's Hotels
Martin's Hotels

Martin's Hotels

Martin's Hotels runs several properties offering golf arrangements in Belgium, in and around Brussels in the Brabant region, on the southern green belt of the capital.

 

GENVAL

• Château du Lac

The five star Château du Lac occupies the neoclassic edifice of a former spa, built in 1904 on the banks of Lake Genval. Sophisticated accommodation overlooking the lake or the forest is complemented by a culinary offer including a fusion cuisine gourmet restaurant and casual bar. For the health conscious, John Martin’s Bodywealth sport and relaxation facility includes a fitness centre with top or the range cardiovascular machines and personal coaching, Roman-style thermal baths with pool, sauna, steambath and jacuzzi, and a range of pampering well-being and anti-stress treatments. In summer, guests can take advantage of the outdoor garden pool at Le Manoir au Lac, sister property a short two hundred metre walk away. There is also a 2,5 kilometres jogging track around the lake, where rowing, boating and windsurfing are available in season. The adjacent Foret de Soignes and its numerous sign posted paths and trails provide a prefect setting for hiking, biking and riding.

Facilities:

5 Star 19th C Hotel • Lakeside in Genval • 121 Rooms & Suites • Genval-Les-Bains (Restaurant) + Kingfisher Inn (Bar) • Tennis courts • 22 Function rooms with conference and banqueting services • Lake Genval: Boating + Jogging track (2,5 km.) around the lake

John Martin’s Bodywealth • Fitness: 15 Technogym cardio-fitness machines, weights, Pilates, Aquagym, Yoga and aerobic lessons, strees management sessions • Wellness: Thermal baths (Relaxation pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath)+  Massages treatments and endomology • Sun beds + Sun terrace 

• Le Manoir au Lac

Adjacent to the Château is the Manoir du Lac, featuring 12 cosy rooms, each stylishely decorated, comfortably furnished and fully equipped with air conditioning, a flat screen television and WiFi.

 

BRUSSELS

• Martin’s Brussels EU

A new addition to the hotel group, Martin's Central Park is a an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the capital’s European district, near the beautiful Jubilee Park and the European Parliament. The hotel features 100 stylish and remarkably quiet rooms for a great night sleep. To relax, guests can enjoy gourmet fusion cuisine at the Icones Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, take a drink in the cosy lobby bar, or have a work-up session in the fitness studio, with sauna and jacuzzi.

Facilities:

4 Star Business Hotel • Brussels CBD • 100 Rooms • Icones Lounge, Bar & Restaurant + Coffee Corner • 5 Meeting rooms (5 to 120 persons) • Fitness studio with jacuzzi and sauna

 

WATERLOO

• Grand Hôtel Waterloo

Near the historic battlefield where the fate of Europe was once decided and Napoleon defeated, the Grand Hôtel Waterloo enjoys a prime setting in a former sugar mill built in 1836. Each room and suite at this exclusive hotel is lavishly furnished and features en-suite bathrooms. The atmospheric gourmet restaurant La Sucrerie occupies the ancient vaulted shed of the sugar refinery. 

Facilities:

4 Star 19th C Hotel in a former sugar mill • Waterloo historic battlefield • 79 Rooms & Suites • La Sucrerie (Restaurant) • Fitness room

• Martin’s Lodge

Adjacent to the Grand Hotel, this intelligent design offers casual comfort and all commodities.  Optimisation of the space by use of modules, with sliding translucent panels to give access to the bathroom and the storage areas. 

29 air-conditioned rooms • WiFi connection, flat screen, safe and mini-bar • King size shwoer • Large beds with LSD reading lights.

 

MECHELEN

• Martin’s Patershof

In Mechelen historical centre, a stone’s throw from Brussels and the international airport, Martin’s Patershof enjoys a stunning setting within a 800 years old church and cloister, former home to Franciscan Friars and now an astonishing hotel.

4-Star hotel (5 Types of guestrooms) • Martin’s Bar, Lounge Bar and Patio • Numerous restaurants in the neighbourhood • Mechelen (Malines) historic city, Planckendael Animal Park and Technopolis

 

LEUVEN

• Martin’s Klooster

In the ancient university town of Leuven, less than 30 min. from the capital, Martin’s Klooster (Cloister) is idyllically situated in a picturesque cobbled street at the heart of the historical district, a 2 min. walk from the main square and botanical garden. Set in a former monastery built in 1531 for Emperor Charles V’s secretary, then an Augustinian monastery, infirmary and pilgrim hostel, the buildings were turned into a boutique hotel.

4-Star hotel, 103 rooms (4 Types of guestrooms) • Kloosterbar (Cocktails & snacks) • Within walking distance of numerous bistros & restaurants • 3 Meeting rooms, conference Centre and Orangery • Leuven (Louvain) historic city and Belgium’s oldest university (Countless cultural attractions and activities)

Royal Golf Club de Belgique & Royal Waterloo Golf
Royal Golf Club de Belgique & Royal Waterloo Golf

Royal Golf Club de Belgique & Royal Waterloo Golf

• Royal Golf Club de Belgique, founded 1905

- Old Course : Tom Simpson (1905) Parkland/Forest

18 holes - 6.033 m./6,600 yds - Par 72 - SSS 72,1 - Slope 130

- New Course : Marckenzie Ross (1951) Parkland/Forest

9 holes - 3.819 m./4,178 yds - Par 64 - SSS 61,6 - Slope 105

Located in a splendid wooded setting at the outskirts of Brussels, The Royal Golf Club of Belgium was founded in 1905 under the instigation of king Leopold II, owner of the Chateau de Ravenstein estate and a keen golfer himself. On this estate of botanical quality, famous British architect Tom Simpson laid out what is with no doubt one of the best courses in the country.

The Old course  has a truly remarkable course, set in the fairy-tale parkland surrounding of the Chateau de Ravenstein estate. Its fairways wind trough splendid mature oaks, cedars, elms, weeping willows, cherry trees and rhododendrons, which are at their best in June when in full bloom. The course offers a classical yet challenging layout, in fascinating botanical surroundings and manicured to perfection. The championship Old Course is nicely complemented by the nine hole New Course, designed by Makenzie Ross in 1951. 

http://www.rgcb.be/

 

• Royal Waterloo Golf Club, founded 1923

- La Marache : Frederic William Hawtree (1959) Park/Openland

18 holes - 6.235 m./6,821 yds - Par 73 - SSS 72,5 - Slope 128

- Le Lion : Baron Paul Rolin (1985) Openland

18 holes - 6.215 m./6,799 yds - Par 72 - SSS 72,6 - Slope 130

- Le Bois-Heros : Frederic William Hawtree (1959) Wood/Openland

9 holes - 2.143 m./2,344 yds - Par 33 - SSS 62,7 - Slope 109

Amidst the lush rolling hills of Brabant, south of the capital, Royal Waterloo Golf Club lies close to the historical battlefield where Napoleon was defeated in 1815 by the British and Prussian armies under the leadership of Wellington. This foremost club, established in 1923,  was laid out on grounds belonging to the heirs of Wellington! But the land upon which the facilities were originally located was sold for real estate development in the late 1950's and the present site lies within a couple of miles from the main battlefield. 

Extending over 370 acres of rolling farmland and wooded countryside, Royal Waterloo boasts two eighteen hole course and a nine hole course. La Marche is a hilly, wooded course designed by reputed British architect Frederic William Hawtree in 1959. Le Lion is named after the famous commemorative hill of the battle and was laid out in 1985 by Baron Paul Rolin, the most prolific of Belgian architects. Finally, Le Bois-Heros is a smart nine holler also designed by Hawtree in 1959. Waterloo's three courses unwind harmoniously into the splendid Brabant countryside of fields, valleys, woods and often hazardous terrain - it is paramount to play straight here at Waterloo.

http://www.royalwaterloogolfclub.be/

 


Martin's Golf Pass

Martin's Golf Pass

Brusssels & Brabant Wallon

The region is before all a golfer's haven and as a member of the IAGTO, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Martin's Hotels has developed an exclusive partnership with eleven golf club in the region, all within a radius of fifteen kilometres and twenty minutes south of Brussels. Avid golfers will find eleven clubs, fourteen eighteen-hole and eight nine-hole courses, totalling an astonishing 324 holes! These are best discovered through “Martin’s Golf Pass".

Known as the "Garden of Brussels", the Brabant Wallon offers an orderly yet diverse scenery, formed by an harmonious succession of plains, rolling hills and woodlands, showcasing some of the country's best golf clubs. Foremost facilities are Robert Trent Jones Senior's only layout in Belgium at the Domaine du Bercuit, the American and British championship courses on Chateau de la Tournette's 17th century estate, and Frederic Hawtree and Baron Paul Rolin' layouts at Royal Waterloo, within sight of the famous battlefield were Napoleon was defeated in 1815. Although not included in Martin's Hotels golf package, Ravenstein Royal Golf Club of Belgium is also definitely worth a visit. Located in a splendid wooded setting, this Royal Club was founded in 1905 under the instigation of king Leopold II on the Chateau de Ravenstein estate, a splendid estate of botanical quality showcasing a Tom Simpson's layout and without doubt one of the best courses in the country.

 

Martin’s Golf Pass

www.martinsgolfpass.com

Partner Golf Clubs in Wallonia are:

• Domaine du Bercuit Golf Club (18) Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1957)

• L'Empereur Golf Club (27) Marcel Vercruyce (1989)

• Château de la Bawette (27) Tom MacAuley (1986)

• Louvain la Neuve (18) Dudok van Heel (1989)

• 7 Fontaines Golf Club (45) Jean Marie Rossi (1987)

• Hulencourt Golf Club (27) Jean Marie Rossi (1988)

• Rigenée Golf Club (18) Baron Paul Rolin (1981)

• La Bruyère Golf Club (27) F. They (1988)

• Pierpont Golf Club (27) Dudok van Heel (1992)

• Château de la Tournette (45) B. Amick, P. Aliss & C. Clark (1988)

 

Partner Golf Clubs in Flanders are:

• Millenium Golf (18) Bruno Steensels (2000)

• Winge Golf (18) Pete Townsend (1988)

• Brabantse Golf Club (18) Baron Paul Rolin (1985)

• Keerbergen Golf Club (18) Cotton, Pennink and Hawree (1968)

 

Brussels & Brabant Wallon

Brussels & Brabant Wallon

Brussels

At the heart of the country and the Brabant region,Brussels is an autonomous federal district, capital of Belgium and seat of the European Union government. Brussels lies on the linguistic border between the French and Flemish speaking regions - the city is officially bilingual, although French is predominant. Over the centuries, Belgium has been ruled by everyone, from the Romans to the Spaniards, Austrians and French's until the country finally gained its independence in 1830. This colonial past well prepared the city for its current role as the cosmopolitan heart of Europe, headquarters of the European Union, NATO and several international organisations and corporations.

The result is a city with a sharp contrast between its cosmopolitan modern office and administrative buildings and the traditional atmosphere of its old cobbled streets and lively cafes. Brussels major landmarks include the Grand Place and Horta's townhouses, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Grand Place main square is a remarkably homogeneous body of gabbled buildings dating mainly from the 17th century, while the major townhouses of Architect Victor Horta, one of the initiator of Art Nouveau, are some of the most remarkable works of architecture from the end of the 19th century

 

Waterloo

At Waterloo, the "cheerless plain" as described by Victor Hugo, took place the famous battle which put an end to Napoleon political ambitions. This battle, which caused over 50,000 casualties, is commemorated by a 150 feet mound topped by an iron cast Lion and a museum with a reconstruction of the battle. Waterloo is also re-enacted every five years with more than two thousand soldiers dressed in period uniforms.

Napoleon, who escaped from the island of Elba where he was confined, soon faced a Royalist European coalition. His only hope laid in attacking before the enemy could combine their forces. His plan was to destroy the British and Prussian armies under Wellington and Blucher on France northern frontier, before dealing with the Austrians and Russians then gathering on the eastern frontier. But his strategy failed and on June 18, 1815, Dutch, Prussians and British troops under the command of Wellington defeated the French troops. Casualties raised over 50,000 and Napoleon signed his second abdication and final exile to Santa Helena.

 

Brabant Wallon

Known as the "Garden of Brussels", the Brabant Wallon offers an orderly yet diverse scenery, formed by an harmonious succession of plains, rolling hills and woodlands, showcasing some of the country's finest golf clubs.

The former Duchy of Brabant was divided between Belgium (Brabant and Antwerp provinces) and the Netherlands (North Brabant province). The Dukes of Brabant, who relied on the towns to finance their wars and luxurious lifestyle, granted them virtual self government and an ever increasing share in the management of the Duchy, bringing the region its extraordinary prosperity. In 1830, the southern catholic Brabant led the revolt against the Protestant Dutch rule that resulted in the independence of Belgium - the eldest son of the king of Belgium helds since the title of Duke of Brabant.

With the federalisation of Belgium in 1993, the province of Brabant was split into two provinces following the linguistic divisory line: Flemish Brabant - part of the Flanders region, and Wallon Brabant - part of the Wallonie region. The federal capital, Brussels, which lay at the heart of the former province of Brabant, was made a bilingual region on its own, a sort of Washington DC, now surrounded, but not part of, Flemish Brabant. A quite complex administrative and linguistic situation which does not really affect visitors to the capital of the European Union !

Address & Contact

Martin's Hotels

Avenue du Lac, 87

1332 Genval (Brussels)

Belgium

 

Location

Brussels CBD: Martin’s Central Park

Brussels Green Belt: Château du Lac + Le Lido

Waterloo Battlefield: Grand Hôtel Waterloo

Airport

Brussels Zaventem International Airport (BRU)

Major international airlines and direct flights to major European and international airports

http://www.brusselsairport.be

Train

Bruxelles-Midi Station

Direct connections from London, http://www.eurostar.com

Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne, http://www.thalys.com

all within less than a two hour journey by High Speed Train

Season

All  year (Hotel & Golf)

Climate

Moderate, with mild, wet winters and cool summers