COURSE of the MONTH

INDEX

Jun 06 - St.Patricks, Ireland
Jul 06 - Teia, Catalonia
Aug 06 - Stanley Park, Canada
Sep 06 - Portmarnock, Ireland
Oct 06 - Sant Cebria, Catalonia
Nov 06 - Papendal, Netherlands
Dec 06 - Horsholm, Denmark
Jan 07 - Shandon, Ireland
Feb 07 - Portal del Roc, Catalonia
Mar 07 - Terrey Hills, Australia
Apr 07 - Jones Beach Park, USA
May 07 - Gualta, Catalonia
June 07 - Stackallen, Ireland
July 07 - Sant Jaume, Catalonia
August 07 - Waverley, Australia
September 07 - La Rosaleda, Canary Islands
October 07 - Fornells, Catalonia
November 07 - RGSC, Ireland
December 07 - Centenary Park, UK.
January 08 - Chia Laguna, Italy.
March 08 - Royal Meath, Ireland.
April 08 - Imjelt, Norway.
May 08 - Les Goelands, France.
June 08 - Les Moulins, Verbier, Switzerland.
July 08 - Glenville, Ireland.
Aug 08 - Lloret Papalus, Catalonia.
Sep 08 - Southern Cross, Australia
Oct 08 - Overbetuwe, Netherlands
Nov 08 - Fermoy, Ireland
Dec 08 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 09 - Larkspur Park, Ireland
Feb 09 - Lleida, Catalonia
March 09 - Glanville Hall, Australia
April 09 - St. Stephen's, Ireland
May 09 - Kristtornskogen, Norway
June 09 - Bussloo, Netherlands
July 09 - West Palace, China
Aug 09 - Canberra International, Australia
Sept 09 - Teyco l'Ampolla, Catalonia
Oct 09 - Cloghogue, Ireland
Nov 09 - El Torrent, Andorra
Dec 09 - Colegio Medico, Chile
Jan 10 - 2Club Golf, Ohio, USA
Feb 10 - Mas Pages, Catalonia
Mar 10 - Locarno, Switzerland
Apr 10 - Erin's Isle, Ireland
May 10 - Queen Elizabeth Park, Canada
June 10 - Heerde, Netherlands
July 10 - El Vendrell, Catalonia
Aug 10 - Deerpark, Ireland
Sep 10 - Nuolen, Switzerland
Oct 10 - Tennis Mora, Catalonia
Nov 10 - Koekange, Netherlands
Dec 10 - Collinstown, Ireland
Jan 11 - Utsikten, Norway
Feb 11 - Pazo da Touza, Galicia
Mar 11 - Seapoint, Ireland
Apr 11 - Groningen, Netherlands
May 11 - St. Anne's, Ireland
Jun 11 - Bonarea, Catalonia
Jul 11 - Central Park, UK.
Aug 11 - Boiro, Galicia.
Sept 11 - Ring Commons, Ireland.
Oct 11 - Bryne & Kro, Norway.
Nov 11 - Vall d'Ordino, Andorra.
Dec 11 - Claycastle, Ireland.
Jan 12 - West Golf, Germany.
Feb 12 - Wolvega, Netherlands.
Mar 12 - Hcap 1, Catalonia.
Apr 12 - Valley View, Australia.
May 12 - SRV, Koh Chang, Thailand.

Course of the Month - Hørsholm, Denmark.

This month we again feature one of the newest members of the Pitch and Putt community as we introduce Hørsholm as our Course of the Month.
A team from Hørsholm has played, very well, in this years World Interclub League.

The town of Hørsholm is situated on the island of Zealand about 25 kms north of Copenhagen. The local area is basically flat rolling farm land with forests and small lakes.
From some parts of the course you can see Sweden, 10 km away over the water.
Elsinore Castle, known from William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, is situated just 20 km north, and the Danish queen’s summer residence, Fredensborg Castle, is only 5 km away.
The area is rich with tradition and atractions, including the museum of well known Danish author Karen Blixen (Out of Africa ) - 5 mins down the road at Rungsted.
For thsoe interested in dropping in for a hit during the northern summer months, the reasonably priced 100 bed, Hotel Rungstedgaard (next door to the Karen Blixen museum) is very nice, it has a great view over the water to Sweden and is just 2 mins from Rungsted harbour which in the summer is packed with high class restaurants and cafes.

The Hørsholm Pitch and Putt club is a part of Hørsholm Golf Club. The clubhouse is an old renovated straw thatched farm house, with an excellent restaurant.
There is a driving range that is open to all and a new elite pitch practicing area has been completed this year and will be open for next year.


Hørsholm Golf Club was first opened in 1995, the 9 hole Pitch and Putt course was then opened 2 years later in 1997.
The Pitch and Putt course was made originally for new beginners to golf, it is also used for company days. The course is also visited by the Danish National football team, when the team needs a relaxing moment away from football, such players as Michael Laudrup, Brian Laudrup and Peter Schmeichel have enjoyed happy moments at the Hørsholm course.

Surrounded by trees the course has been made very difficult to score well on due to the small upturned saucer like greens. The holes measure between 39 and 88 meters. Most of the holes have a grass tee and Out of Bounds comes into play on 7 of the 9 holes and the greens are protected by stratigically placed bunkers.

The 59 metre 8th hole is considered the most difficult, many good scores have been destroyed by this short demanding hole. The tee shot has been made difficult due to the trees placed on the right, any tee shot to the left hand side of the green will roll down a bank and with a very deep bunker placed in front of the small green it is very hard to hit - any backspin and you find yourself in the very deep bunker, with out of bounds just behind the green this bunker shot has to be performed with great precision, even hitting the green with your tee shot you still have to be very careful, as any overhit putt can also roll down into the bunker.

The club has been trying to make the course even better, so next year the course will be extended to 18 holes, the holes lengths will conform to the FIPPA measurements.
Due to the weather conditions in Denmark ( season from mid April til October) the tees will all be artificial, this will help with maintaining the quality of the course.
Plans for the future include holding a Danish Open as well as International matches.



(special thanks to Stephen Carden for the information provided for this article)


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