North Brabant Toxandria Golf Club was established in 1928 and by September of the following year a 9-hole course, designed by Harry Colt, was in play for the founding members.
Secretary Wim Thunnissen then pushed for an expansion to 18 holes and John Morrison – partner in the Colt, Alison and Morrison firm of golf architects – had this revised layout ready by 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.
A good, traditional club with an old, classic Heathland Course. The course is a bit quirky (blind shots and many doglegs) and the course routing is a bit hard to get used to. 2 times you cross the fairway and at various holes you go back to the next tee. But overall a fine course, very good greens. The course is not very long, but many fairways are narrow and many, deep bunkers punish the wayward shots. Altogether highly recommended.