Maarten

Benelux panelist and member of De Rosendaelsche Golfclub. Big fan of classic links and heathland courses. My favourite courses include Ballybunion, Portmarnock, Notts, Pennard, De Pan and Barnbougle Dunes. But this list always seems to change! Next up will be exploring more of the Low Countries.

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Corballis Links 18/06/2022

11th Dublin - Best in Area 92nd Ireland Ranking
A well-deserved rise on the latest rankings for charming Corballis. Very quirky, lovely green sites of high quality and architectural interest, rolling very true and a go...

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Seapoint 18/06/2022

2nd Louth - Best in Area 56th Ireland Ranking
Our last round this time on the emerald isle was a slightly hurried 18 before rushing to the airport.The course starts gently with solid golf holes, but their character e...

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Bad Münstereifel 16/06/2022

4th West Germany - Best in Area 27th Germany Ranking
How to put this nicely – in a way that does not disqualify myself as a thoughtless bomber that failed to overpower this course demanding a different strategy – Frankly th...

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Bergisch Land 16/06/2022

7th West Germany - Best in Area 51st Germany Ranking
Bergisch Land disappointed me. There aren’t many golden age lay-outs in Germany, so you’d expect them to treasure such wealth. It’s sad to see a good layout go to waste d...

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Köln 13/06/2022

1st West Germany - Best in Area 7th Germany Ranking
Hats off to Hilgert and his CDP associates. Koln is a very consistent, well-maintained championship test in a lovely setting. It would be fitting if the course played fir...

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Brora 19/02/2022

5th North Scotland - Best in Area 28th Scotland Ranking 92nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
“When one thinks of linksgolf, Brora is what one sees, even if one doesn’t know the course.” Please don’t sue me over the copy rights on this quote, but the statement sur...

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Golspie 07/12/2021

10th North Scotland - Best in Area 63rd Scotland Ranking
A 36 hole day at Golspie on a perfect October day is a golfing memory I won’t soon forget. If there’s another course with such a natural flow through all sorts of landsca...

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Forres 22/10/2021

22nd North Scotland - Best in Area
Forres was the first round on our highlands trip, barely an hour and a half after touchdown in Scotland. We wanted a gentle warm up since we risked running out of dayligh...

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Wouwse Plantage 22/10/2021

18th Netherlands Ranking
Wouwse Plantage is an interesting course in the deep south of the Netherlands, consisting of the Plantage (the original Pennink 9) and Bleekloop (Rolin extension) loops,...

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Ternesse (Championship) 17/09/2021

23rd Belgium Ranking
Ternesse is a fine example of a friendly, well maintained parkland course of the corporate and modern kind. The routing is ok, but some of the holes feel a bit cramped. T...

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Champ de Bataille 11/09/2021

40th North East France - Best in Area 90th France Ranking
If the name of the club, which translates to ‘battlefield’, was an indication of what to expect at this tranquil, densely wooded golfcourse, I was in for a stern challeng...

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Les Bordes (Old) 28/07/2021

1st North West France - Best in Area 2nd France Ranking 6th Continental Europe Ranking
By the time I teed off at the Old Course, paired last moment with two fine French gentlemen, I’d had a few moments to process my initial findings of the New Course played...

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Les Bordes (New) 23/07/2021

Gem France - Best in Area
Les Bordes is one the verge of becoming one of the most distinctive 36 hole golf clubs in the world, with its two courses providing such an astonishingly different playin...

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Swinkelsche (Championship) 30/05/2021

17th Netherlands Ranking
Swinkelsche is a very nice addition to the top end of Dutch golf. The course is very enjoyable from begin to end, with a few stand-out holes of staggering design quality...

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Hofgut Georgenthal 08/11/2020

8th South West Germany - Best in Area 32nd Germany Ranking
Ulrichs review hereunder is spot on. Georgenthal is a wild design with a in a lovely valley. Althaus took no prisoners when designing this rollercoaster faux-links. He to...

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