Millennium (Championship) - Belgium

Millennium Golf,
Donckstraat 30,
3583 Paal-Beringen,
Belgium


  • +32 (0) 1 361 89 51

  • Golf Club Website

  • 50km SE of Antwerp, exit 26 from the A13-E313

  • Welcome, book in advance

  • Sebastien Dohmen

  • Bruno Steensels

  • Bart Bollan

Business partners Manfred Dohmen and Theo Aerts were the driving force behind the construction of the Millennium golf complex in the late 1990s and they built the course on the site of what was once an old peat bog in the province of Limburg.

Laid out on a largely flat and open landscape, with only a few isolated stands of oak and beech trees dotted around the property, the eighteen fairways at Millennium have been expertly routed around Lake Paalse, with its shimmering waters assimilated into the design at holes 3, 7, 8 and 9 on the front nine and at the opening and closing hole of the back nine.

The Millennium golf course measures almost 7,000 yards from the back markers and it’s been used by the Belgian PGA to test its professionals a number of times in recent years, most notably when the PGA Masters event was held here in 2011.

Ably supported by the 9-hole “Compact” course, 6-hole “Bambini” layout and a two-tier driving range, the Championship course at Millennium is the main component of a modern, progressive golf facility which appears to have all the necessary attributes for it to become one of the nation’s top tracks.
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Description: The Millennium golf course measures almost 7,000 yards from the back markers and it’s been used by the Belgian PGA to test its professionals a number of times in recent years... Rating: 4.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Millennium is a really enjoyable course with some cracking holes. I loved the par 5 3rd that is named after Pebble Beach as it is reminiscent of the 18th we all know. The par 4 7th plays on a peninsula surrounded by two lakes which is really cool and the 18th is a great risk reward reachable par 4- if you can carry your drive far and high. The facilities are state of the art indeed, as Jim already stated. Millennium has a corporate feel, and having experienced the tranquility and majesty of Royal Fagnes the day before, I tend to say that is what I really love in a golf club. There's nothing wrong with Millennium, it's just not a club or course to fall in love with. It also seems a bit unnatural in places, although the site is perfect for a golf course (a bit loud though due to roadnoise). Not quite a five star course for me; maybe it has to mature but I understand that golfers can have a great time playing this course. MO
4 / 6
Millennium (Championship)
December 26, 2013


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Architect Bruno Steensels has imported a real flavour of Florida to the heartland of Belgium with this new millennium track. In routing many of the fairways around water and brashly placing a number of eye-catching waste bunkers around the property, the designer has brought more than a modicum of the Sunshine State’s golfing feel good factor to the Millennium (Championship) Golf Course - Photo by reviewerChampionship course. Most of the aquatic challenge takes place on the front nine, where the 162-metre 8th hole, “Fly Dry,” is rated stroke index 1 - I don’t think I’ve ever played a course where a par three has been rated the toughest on the card! On the back nine, the 325-metre 13th, “Desert Split,” is a cracking short par four, with a fairway that forks at the landing area, offering a choice of approach to a raised green which is partially hidden behind a huge expanse of sand and shaggy grass mounds. This place might not suit older, more traditionally minded golfers as it’s a very modern set up, complemented off the course by state of the art facilities in and around the clubhouse - I suppose it’s fair to say it’s where the game is at nowadays for golfers in the new millennium and I won’t be surprised if the course breaks into the national top 10 chart when it’s next re-ranked. Jim McCann.
5 / 6
Millennium (Championship)
August 01, 2013


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