The National

6 holes
Green Belt

The National Golf Brussels in Sterrebeek is aiming big. Golf course architect Bruno Steensels has designed what many rank among the best championship courses in Belgium, giving you 6 km of total golfing pleasure on the former racecourse in Sterrebeek, near Zaventem.

While it’s impossible to capture the entire design in a single snapshot, rest assured that it is all about the experience. It is simultaneously extroverted with major differences in heights, while also being introverted thanks to the subtly intimate stretches. You’ll never feel rushed while playing and can enjoy your game and the greenery to the fullest.

The National Golf Brussels intends to turn golfing events into an all-in experience. The Driving Range with its two levels and 60 practice mats sets the tone, plus the additional 25 tees on the practice green as well as the 300 meter driving length. The putting greens, the chipping areas and the 6-hole course complete the picture.

Sterrebeek Hippodrome

The Sterrebeek hippodrome was built in 1938-9 by Messrs Du Roy de Blicquy to replace the Stokkel racetrack. Only one race was held before the outbreak of World War II, when the new hippodrome was put into use by the German army as a hospital for horses.

After the war the major breakthrough came in the 50s with as highlight the annual Mardi Gras prize. With five racecourses the largest hippodrome in the country, Sterrebeek hosted both harness and flat racing and there was stall space for more than 300 horses.

However, in the late 90s horse racing got into difficulties and in 2000 exploitation of the racecourse was halted and an initiative to establish a golf club was born. That initiative is now being extended with the ambitious Sterea project, which will lead to the site flourishing like in the old days. An old dream is giving way to a new and unique reality!


Practical facilities at the club


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The National is located in the Dyle region, in the Green Belt around Brussels and Leuven, with endless walking and cycling opportunities.

In nearby Tervuren on the Arboretum Walk you can admire the finest collection of non-native trees in all of Europe. You can also visit the Royal Museum for Central Africa, which has a unique collection including ethnographic objects, Stanley's archives and collections of animal specimens.

The art city of Leuven is a mere stone's throw away. And you're only a moment from Brussels, the bustling capital with the Atomium, Manneken Pis and delicious Brussels waffles. A green city trip to the heart of Europe!

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