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Bernardus

Deutersestraat 39d,

Cromvoirt, Noord-Brabant 5266 AW

  • Office

    +31 (0)73 203 4141
  • Pro shop

    +31 (0)73 203 4141

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open heathland-style. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and open rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Kyle Phillips of California-based Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6808
5585
4700
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.8
70.3
70.9

Location

Latitude:

51.664681

Longitude:

5.230231

How to get there:

o.5 km N of Cromvoirt / 5 km SW of 's-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) / 19 km NE of Tilburg.

Bernardus

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 2018

Bernardus, a relatively recent addition to top-level championship golf in the Netherlands, has quickly joined the ranks of the country's most venerated inland layouts. The likes of Eindhoven and Utrechtse "De Pan", which also permit outside visitor play, have ruled the roost for many years ... now there is a new kid on the block ... and one that's already made a big impact.

Accessible on a day ticket basis, the golf course is set in quiet rural countryside next to the village of Cromvoirt. The two out-and-back nine-hole loops flow seamlessly through three parcels of land ... where once corn grew, an open sandy heath has been created. Plenty of gorse, heather and Scots pine trees have been planted on low rippling mounds, which frame the always good-width fairways. Water hazards and rustic-edged bunkering combine to provide plenty of golfing challenge, while the large run-off areas around the greens and the "interwoven" teeing areas have been masterfully crafted by designer Kyle Phillips.

Around the often large and subtly sloping greens all manner of humps, hollows, run-offs and catchment areas will delight heathland (and links) golf aficionados. On the par-4 2nd and in front of the greens at the par-4 9th, par-4 14th and par-5 18th, water ditches come into play; be aware these ditches are wider and deeper than you might at first think.

With its excellent course and practice facilities, huge "elliptic" clubhouse, onsite lodging, full array of country club facilities and day-ticket access for non-members, Bernardus ticks all the boxes. The reputation and popularity of this modern, high-end, excellently presented facility has spread far beyond Netherland's borders ... as the literature says, a place where "great golf and memories" go hand-in-hand.

Pick of the holes: amongst a wonderfully varied collection of excellent par-3s, the 8th and 17th require tee-to-green carries over water. The par-3 13th, protected by a "river of sand" on its right side, is another memorable hole.

Stay & Play at Bernardus: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends on a day ticket basis.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, day-ticket (all days): €185, giving you full "member-for-a-day" privileges, including multiple rounds and full access to the practice and clubhouse facilities.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2022].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Superb, with an excellent short game practice area.

Did you know?

Bernardus takes its name from a winery of the same name, located in Carmel Valley, California. Founded in 1992 by Dutch businessman Bernardus Marinus “Ben” Pon, the vineyard follows Ben's dream of making wines that can rival the greatest in the world. He introduced the first tasting rooms to Carmel Valley, and, in earlier years, competed at the 1972 Munich Olympics (clay pigeon shooting) and drove sports cars as a professional racer.

With Ben’s passing in 2019, the Bernardus Winery continues its traditions under the guidance of his business partner Robert van der Wallen, the owner of the Bernardus Golf course and a champion of "quality".

Bernardus has already hosted the European Tour's (KLM) Dutch Open Championship on two occasions, in 2021 and 2022 ... with more to come in the future, no doubt.

Published ranking

56th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Bernardus Lodge

    Deutersestraat 39B, Cromvoirt 5266 AW, Noord-Brabant.

    +31 (0)73 203 4141

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    Members and visitors alike can extend their golfing experience with a night in one of the eight rooms of the Bernardus Lodge. With accommodation situated right alongside the golf course, the luxury Lodge has eight double rooms, each with private bathroom. Guests can make full use of the onsite facilities, including heated outdoor swimming pool (open May thru' Oct), tennis court, gym, sauna and hammam, as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant, the "Noble Kitchen".

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bernardus

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Efteling; The Duke (pvte).

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