Lauswolt was the first golf club (1964) to be formed in Friesland and two years later a 9-hole Frank Pennink-designed course opened. Three decades later, Donald Steel expanded the layout to form the 18 holes that are in play today.
You'd have to drive a good hour or two to reach this course, and it could be worth the trouble when you combine it with dinner at Heeren van Harinxma. Nice parkland and forest course, but not quite as good as the courses belonging to 'De Oude Negen'. Probably the best course in the north of the country along with de Noord-Nederlandsche en De Gelpenberg
Lauswolt is a decent enough course and has some lovely holes. What lets it down is the quality contrast between the older Pennink nine and the newer nine. Some of the holes are fantastic and some are average.
The routing does work well around the property and it's a nice walk. You begin with some of the older holes, go through the newer holes, and then come back to the older holes. This at least means you start and end with a good impression of the course. Worth playing again, but perhaps somewhere like De Gelpenberg in the area is a better example of mixing an old Pennink nine with a newer nine. BB