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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Castelfalfi (Mountain) 21/09/2020

5th Central Italy - Best in Area 20th Italy Ranking
The setting doesn’t get anymore Tuscan than at Castelfalfi. The course is laid in a stunning valley in a tranquil part of the region, with cypress and olive trees in abun...

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Villa d'Este 21/09/2020

1st Northern Italy - Best in Area 1st Italy Ranking 52nd Continental Europe Ranking
What a joy to play this beautiful members course. The Milanesi lucky enough to call themselves members are very privileged.The stars here are the routing and the topograp...

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Rhein-Main 12/08/2020

6th South West Germany - Best in Area 22nd Germany Ranking
I wouldn’t consider many courses a hidden gem, but this is certainly one in my book. This is a serious contender for a strong top 10 position in Germany. I find this cour...

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Jakobsberg 12/08/2020

2nd South West Germany - Best in Area 10th Germany Ranking
36 holes at Jakobsberg was a lovely way for a first encounter with this well received German course. The unique selling point of the course are the stunning views over th...

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The Dutch 18/07/2020

12th Netherlands Ranking
It was my first time visiting this club. We were made very welcome by the staff. The presentation of the club and the course is unique in the country and it is the best a...

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Geijsteren 22/05/2020

22nd Netherlands Ranking
Geijsteren lies in a pretty part of the Netherlands. It’s peaceful and quiet and far away from noise and distraction, apart from the quite fitting farmersland where top q...

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Winston (Open) 16/05/2020

2nd North East Germany - Best in Area 6th Germany Ranking 96th Continental Europe Ranking
Bit surprised to see this sneak into the Continental Europe top100 to be honest! This is clearly the second course on the property. Doesn't say anything of course, but we...

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Golf del Sur 17/03/2020

4th Canary Islands - Best in Area 48th Spain Ranking
A few months ago, when it was still permitted by the government to play a round of golf, I hit the links at Golf del Sur. After paying 35 euros for 11 rental Titleist clu...

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Winston (Links) 13/06/2019

1st North East Germany - Best in Area 4th Germany Ranking 69th 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

12th North East France - Best in Area 27th 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

14th 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

16th 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 4th 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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