Noord-Brabantsche - Toxandria - Netherlands

Noord-Brabantsche Golfclub Toxandria,
Veenstraat 89,
Noord-Brabant 5124 NC,

  • +31 (0) 161 411 200

  • Not known

  • John Morrison, Joan Frederik Dudok van Heel, Frank Pont

  • Hans Berkhout

North Brabant Toxandria Golf Club was established in 1928 and by September of the following year, John Morrison – partner in the famous Colt, Alison and Morrison firm of golf architects – had laid out a 9-hole course for the members.

Secretary Wim Thunnissen then pushed for an expansion to 18 holes and John Morrison had this revised layout ready for play in 1937. The club obtained additional land to the south of the property in the mid 1990s, allowing a change to the course routing and two new holes (the 5th and 6th) to be constructed by JF Dudock van Heel.

Twenty years later, the club acquired further new land and architect Frank Pont was commissioned to fashion two new holes (once again at #5 and #6) that blended more favourably with the original design principles of Colt and Morrison.

Tree-lined fairways are routed over rather a flat landscape (this is the Netherlands after all) with an engaging set of doglegged holes in play between the 5th and 8th. Interestingly, there are a couple of old-fashioned cross-over holes on the front nine; golfers drive over the 1st green from the back tee of the 2nd and then from the back tee of the par three 9th diagonally across the fairway of the preceding hole.

The club also has a rather unique fairway marker system where they place blue bird boxes on either side of the holes, 150 metres from the green.
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