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 - Heerde, Netherlands.

Heerde is an Eastern Netherlands municipality of approximately 20,000 people. In June 2003, Pitch & Putt Heerde opened its gates. Beautifully situated on an exceptional site, the course lies adjacent to the famous tourist RGV Heerderstand Beach. It's a fine woodland setting. The changing colours of the leaves across the different seasons are breathtaking.

The truly wooded course of Heerde makes every hole challenging and practically every hole constitutes its own private arena. It's an optimal Pitch and Putt experience. Visitors contend that Heerde fits effortlessly into the top three best courses in the Netherlands.

Heerde lies a mere 80 kilometres from Amsterdam, just off the A50 motorway which links Zwolle and Eindhoven. Many visitors combine a round of Pitch and Putt with a day of beach volleyball or water polo and canoeing on the lake (beautiful bathing water). Summer may afford the opportunity to enjoy lazy sunbathing on the beach.



The spacious clubhouse sells Pitch and Putt equipment, and snacks and drinks are also available. The clubhouse terrace presents lovely views over the surrounding area.

Heerde maintains the charming tradition of naming individual holes. "Honouring Willie", the 40 metre 12th, pays tribute to the legacy of one of Pitch Putt's original international pioneers, Willie Parker (R.I.P.). Another 'Irish' style hole is the 2nd, the shortest hole on the course at just 36 metres. It's considered a birdie hole although it can be difficult to stop the ball on the green.

There's a sting in Heerde's tail. The 17th, dubbed "Dog Leg", is one of Heerde's longest at 66 metres. A nasty little bunker lies to the left of the green. Measuring 70 metres, the 18th is the longest hole on the course. A challenging bunker guards the front of the huge two tier green.


One of Holland's finest players, Lennart Swennenhuis won the recent ranking tournament at Heerde in April. His 143 for 54 holes (including a low 45) was good enough for an eight shot win. Local hero Ralph Grinwis holds the course record with a stunning 42.

Prices of play are:
9 holes EUR 10.00
18 holes EUR 14.00
3x card (1 person) EUR 35.00
10x Card (max 2 persons) EUR 110.00
Season ticket parking included ** * (from March 1 to December 1) EUR 285.00
Subscription * Youth (up to 17 years) EUR 100.00

Assuming the course is playable Pitch & Putt Heerde is open from March 1 to December 1.

Contact the course at at heerde@pitch-putt.nl

 

Card of the Heerde course
 

Hole Metres Hole Metres
1 50 10 63
2 34 11 48
3 45 12 46
4 62 13 36
5 60 14 40
6 59 15 54
7 47 16 50
8 62 17 66
9 42 18 70
Out 461 In 473

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