Golf Holidays in Belgium

Golf holidays in Belgium the French-speaking region of Wallonia, south of Brussels, has always had a strong golfing holiday heritage – various forms of games resembling golf were played as early as the fourteenth century by sportsmen in Belgium, notably “chole”, which is still played there, and, so it is said, introduced the first tee – so it should come as no surprise that it offers excellent golfing facilities, with some 30 clubs located within a two-hour drive of the capital. Add to this the relatively mild weather throughout most of the year, the close proximity of the clubs to one another and to the major cities of Wallonia, and the extremely affordable green fees, and it is easy to see why the area has steadily been gaining a reputation as an alternative “must do” destination for golfers and ideal for a golfing break. Eurotunnel Our golf holidays by car to France are based on the Channel Crossing with Eurotunnel. We recommend it as the fastest option with the most frequent departures. Eurotunnel has its own, dedicated motorway exit at Junction 11A of the M20 in the UK and in France at Junction 42 of the A16 motorway. From July 2012 drivers crossing the Channel will have to carry a portable breath-testing kit when taking their car to France. New laws have made the equipment compulsory for all cars on French roads and anyone caught without the equipment faces an €11 fine. The kits, costing up to £2/3 are available at Channel ports and from Halfords and must comply with safety standards set by the French authorities. Motorists are also legally obliged to carry a warning triangle and fluorescent vest as well as displaying a GB plate and adjusting their headlights to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.