Dordrecht, Zuid Holland 3313 LP
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and woodland.
Henk & Kees Kuijsters
30 km SE of Rotterdam
Crayestein Golf: home to the Golfclub de Merwelanden, this tree-lined and open parkland layout enjoys a local following, although is not counted amongst Netherlands top-rated courses. Tucked into five separate areas, the layout is criss-crossed by roads, rail and power lines.
Tight fairways, out-of-bounds on several holes and the threat of water hazards in front of or behind the greens (and sometimes both!), makes for a challenging round ... especially on a first outing. Worth a visit if you have some time to spare and want to work on your game.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Players generally walk this course.
Crayestein is laid out on the edge of one of the Netherland's largest conservation areas, the Biesbosch National Park. Comprising a large network of rivers, creeks and tree-covered islands, the Biesbosch ('forest of sedges' or 'rushwoods') is one of north-west Europe's most extensive freshwater tidal wetland areas.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
To secure the best rates and ensure availability, it's recommended to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak golfing season.
Car Rental in Belgium, Europe & Worldwide – Avis
Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.