Peter Townsend, who played in the 1969 and 1971 Ryder Cup matches, became more involved in golf course architecture when his professional playing career ended and the Winge course, laid out in the beautiful countryside of “The Hageland,” is one of his late 1980s designs.
The holes at Winge Golf & Country Club are set out on hilly terrain, where fairways rise and fall with regularity across a rather undulating landscape. The first of the four par threes on the card doesn’t arrive until the 8th hole but it’s well worth the wait as this wonderful downhill hole plays to a raised green perched on a hillside, with bunkers protecting the pin on either side.
The back nine finishes in great style: the short par four 17th doglegs left, plunging down to the lake shore and this hole is followed by a short par three, where the home green lies across the water, close to the 1st tee box. Steady nerves are required here to avoid a late golfing catastrophe.Winge Golf & Country Club is a member of the Premium Belgian Golf Courses consortium which consists of ten top 18-hole golf courses in Flanders and Wallonia.