Maarten

I am a law student and I find myself playing way too little golf. I have held a 4 handicap but that number has doubled over the years, however I still get in the zone once in a while. The higher my scores got the more I became interested in golf course architecture, which you can enjoy no matter how bad you play. I am a member of The Rosendaelsche Golfclub, one of the oldest courses in the Netherlands. I am a great fan of Colt, Simpson and classic links and heathland courses in general and I always try to avoid dull resort courses at all costs. My all-time favourite course is a hard one: It's a close call between Royal Porthcawl and Ballybunion. If you want to play a hidden gem in a great environment: play Pennard or Furnas. Lastly I'd really like to play the Bandon courses sooner rather than later, but that is one of the charms of this game: There always remains so much golf history and so many wonderful courses to be explored!

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Winston (Links) 13/06/2019

1st North East Germany - Best in Area 4th Germany Ranking 84th Continental Europe Ranking
I had my doubts when I came to visit Winston. Arriving at the car park and having passed the countless man-made pyramids of earth demarcating the boundaries of the course...

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St Dionys 12/06/2019

5th North West Germany - Best in Area 12th Germany Ranking
St. Dionys is a surprisingly good golf course in a beautiful dense forest with sand drifts. It ticks all the boxes to challenge players of all abilities and is maintained...

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St Andrews Beach 09/01/2019

6th Victoria - Best in Area 12th Australia Ranking 15th Oceania Ranking
A lovely sunny morning in Fingal and I was the first to arrive on the parking place. Even my girlfriend hadn't noticed me sneaking away for a nice 18. The course starts o...

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Courson (Vert & Noir) 24/10/2018

10th North East France - Best in Area 19th France Ranking
Courson was a very pleasant surprise and imo a great supplement to the otherwise rather classic courses that Ile de France boasts, other than Golf National and the lesser...

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Goyer (North) 29/05/2018

15th Netherlands Ranking
Thanks to my friend BB, I returned to play the South Course after a couple of years. A few alterations have been made in the meantime. The first hole is a gentle opening...

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Heelsum (Airborne & Sandr) 17/01/2018

17th Netherlands Ranking
Heelsum has improved a lot with the years and the ambition is really paying off. Starting as a dull, open course it has become more and more challenging and aesthetically...

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Royal Portrush (Valley) 24/09/2017

2nd Antrim - Best in Area 6th Northern Ireland Ranking
Two years since the last review! Seems legitimate, since we were the only ones on the course that rainy morning. After spoiling ourselves during the one hour delay in the...

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Castlerock (Mussenden) 17/09/2017

2nd Londonderry - Best in Area 5th Northern Ireland Ranking
Castlerock shouldn’t be missed. It’s a classic links on a fantastic parcel. Dunes, burns and elevation changes make for an interesting course with lots of variation. The...

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Castlerock (Bann) 13/09/2017

4th Londonderry - Best in Area 20th Northern Ireland Ranking
Hands down the best nine hole course I've played! While the course does not have any bunkers, they really aren't missed. The course really lays on the most spectacular pi...

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Portsalon 03/09/2017

5th Donegal - Best in Area 22nd Ireland Ranking
Portsalon was the second course we played last week and the drive along the Wild Atlantic Way got us right in the mood. After a warm welcome by some members we teed of...

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Lochemse 07/07/2017

24th Netherlands Ranking
I wasn't too impressed on my last visit here. It's ok and some of the holes have some nice risk-reward challenges in them, but overall I found the course to be not so dif...

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Lauswolt 07/07/2017

25th Netherlands Ranking
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 f...

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