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 - Overbetuwe, Netherlands.

Major Pitch Pitch and Putt competition first arrived at Overbetuwe in the shape of the superbly organised 2004 Dutch Open. That inaugural Dutch Open was won by a certain Ray Murphy of Cork, Ireland. Murphy produced a whirlwind 10 under par on day two to overhaul friend and colleague Darren Collins.

Darren Collins was back in Overbetuwe the following August to help Ireland to the fourth European championship, another organisational triumph for the NPPB and Overbetuwe. The Dutch themselves performed exceedingly well and claimed the second place after beating Catalonia. All of the participants, officials and supporters of the nine competing associations were hugely complimentary of the Overbetuwe course and the wonderful tournament support staff.



The Overbetuwe municpial region comprises eleven villages and no less than 42,000 inhabitants. Nestled betwen the rivers Rhine and Waal, the region is rich in pasture and diversity.

Not too far from “The Bridge Too Far”, so pivotal during the Second World War, lies the Overbetuwe course on which the spotlight of the Pitch and Putt world fell on August 25-28 2005 (for that European team championship). This is a rural setting with meandering rivers and rolling meadows, populated with sheep and cows. Yet the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen are just minutes away. The German border is not far distant.


Opened in 2001, Overbutuwe boasts an excellent clubhouse facility. The course is still largely as it was for the Dutch Open and the European Championship (or EK as they term it in Holland). The fifth hole is downhill over heavy rough and always gives players much to ponder. Clever use has been made of a small stream (complete with indigenous wildlife) which bisects the course. The ninth is a maximum 90 metre pitch into the prevailing wind. The 10th is also a long hole. Teeboxes offer three possibilities. Teeing up on a ready made tee (a la a driving range), teeing up on your own tee or playing from an astroturf type surface.

Irish influence is strong at Overbetuwe, as testified by Willie’s Pub (in honour of the late Willie Parker), the sale of Murphy’s beer and even the Gaelic signs on the toilets!



The Overbetuwe course, situated near to the Rijkerswoerd lakes, is regularly very busy with many clients playing the course on a daily basis.

Card of the Overbetuwe European championship course
 

Hole Metres Hole Metres
1 48 10 70
2 68 11 64
3 61 12 59
4 65 13 50
5 56 14 53
6 35 15 53
7 48 16 41
8 67 17 78
9 90 18 41
Out 538 In 509

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