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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Goyer (North) 18/04/2011

15th Netherlands Ranking
This is a very good course with stretches of heathland-holes, dune holes and forestholes, so there' s a wide variety and the upkeep is immaculate, using American grass fo...

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Oitavos Dunes 16/04/2011

2nd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 3rd Portugal Ranking 20th Continental Europe Ranking
I played the course in May 2010. The conditions were challenging, windy and chilly. The greens were fast and true and I found the lay out quite good, but it just didn't l...

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Utrecht de Pan 02/04/2011

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 100th World Ranking
I really liked this course wen I played it twice on a sunny springday. I am a member of the Rosendaelsche but I have to confess De pan is just that tiny bit better in eve...

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Herkenbosch 28/02/2011

23rd Netherlands Ranking
Excellent golfcourse in the south of Holland. Played it twice in two years time (both in August) and was very surprised by the quality: Great greens and fairways, and bea...

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Eindhovensche 28/02/2011

5th Netherlands Ranking 29th Continental Europe Ranking
Beautiful course! Too bad I played it february 26th, with the greens being taken care of, but it obviously is a great course that requires shot-making and little mistakes...

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Deerhurst (Highlands) 29/01/2011

45th Ontario - Best in Area 77th Canada Ranking
This is a stunning golf course! The green fee is a bit steep at $160 but when I played here in August 2008 the course was amazingly good. I'd return in a heartbeat. Very...

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Rosendaelsche 17/10/2010

7th Netherlands Ranking 46th Continental Europe Ranking
As a member of this club, I think i can provide some valuable information. There really has been some hard working on the quality of the course. The lay out has always be...

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