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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Southerndown 04/02/2015

3rd South Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
Southerndown was the first course we played on our tour through South Wales and North Devon, and it turned out to be the perfect place for a nice afternoon-round. The clu...

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Pyle and Kenfig 03/02/2015

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
Pyle and Kenfig was the last course I played in South Wales before driving to Saunton and Burnham & Berrow, and having played some wonderful courses that week made me fee...

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Pennard 03/02/2015

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 81st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Our group played Pennard twice in july 2014. I didn’t have a clue what to expect as i couldn’t really put my finger on what ‘the links in the sky’ was supposed to mean....

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Saunton (East) 14/10/2014

1st Devon - Best in Area 24th England Ranking 53rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
The East course starts with an intimidating teeshot (if you had to run straight from your car to the pro shop to the first tee) that is set on a large dune that gives you...

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Millennium (Championship) 26/12/2013

15th Belgium Ranking
Millennium is a really enjoyable course with some cracking holes. I loved the par 5 3rd that is named after Pebble Beach as it is reminiscent of the 18th we all know. The...

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Royal Fagnes 25/09/2013

8th Belgium Ranking
We went on a short weekendtrip to the area of Liege and found ourselves playing Spa on Friday, Mergelhof on Saturday and Millennium Golf on sunday. Spa obviously standed...

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Kennemer 24/03/2013

3rd Netherlands Ranking 14th Continental Europe Ranking
On an astonishingly cold saturday I had the honour of being allowed to play the routing that is used for the KLM Open; which De Kennemer will host for the upcoming three...

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Broekpolder 03/12/2012

28th Netherlands Ranking
The four of us teed off around noon on the 1st of december. The first few holes let you ease into the round before you play the hardest holes, 7-12. Broekpolder is a pret...

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Lage Vuursche 05/09/2012

9th Netherlands Ranking 78th Continental Europe Ranking
It was a joy to play this wonderful course on a mild day in late summer. I teed off at 8.50 and it was still a bit foggy and moist, so the course was a little softer than...

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Oitavos Dunes 17/08/2012

3rd Lisbon & Centre - Best in Area 4th Portugal Ranking 21st Continental Europe Ranking
I played Oitavos the 13th of August, returning after 3 years and had a blast from begin to end. The opening hole is very good, giving you many options with the approach t...

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Furnas 16/08/2012

1st Azores - Best in Area 15th Portugal Ranking
The Island of Sao Miguel is uncannily beautiful and this course is no exception. If there's such a thing as a 'hidden gem', this might be the perfect example. Mackenzie R...

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Fontainebleau 18/07/2012

3rd North East France - Best in Area 4th France Ranking 8th Continental Europe Ranking
My expectations were pretty high considering all the great reviews i had seen and the course definitely lived up to them. There are no weak holes to be found and some are...

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Hilversumsche 13/06/2012

7th Netherlands Ranking 32nd Continental Europe Ranking
Just five weeks ago was the first time I played here, and it was such a great experience that I rushed back today. The course was quite 'firm and fast' despite some rain...

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Utrecht de Pan 06/05/2012

2nd Netherlands Ranking 3rd Continental Europe Ranking 86th World Ranking
I played 36 holes yesterday and those being my 4th and fifth round at de Pan, it was the first time it really made me realize what a special place this is. Every par 3 is...

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Hilversumsche 04/05/2012

7th Netherlands Ranking 32nd Continental Europe Ranking
It took me three hours to get here by train, bus, and a half an hour walk so I was really hoping it was going to be worth the journey ( which could have been a lot shorte...

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