Oosterhout, Noord-Brabant 4903 RN
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
Woodland and rural countryside. The A27 motorway flanks the west side of the course.
Joan Dudok van Heel (Netherlands).
Also at Oosterhoutse is the 9-hole Par-3 course (par-27; 1250 m from back tees).
6 km NE of Breda
Just north of Breda, leave the A27 motorway (Breda - Utrecht) at exit 17 (Oosterhout-Zuid) and follow direction Rijen. After a few hundred metres turn right into Florijnstraat, direction Golf Club. Follow road through business park for approx 1 km to golf entrance.
De Oosterhoutse Golf Club is home to a pleasant parkland layout that dates (as many of the newer Dutch and Belgian courses do), from the mid-1980s. Tucked away behind its tree-lined perimeter, the relatively flat terrain was subject to a minimal amount of earth-moving. The result is a flattish course without much elevation change and limited undulation.
Tree-lined fairways and occasional ponds demand good course management and shot-making at Oosterhoutse, with out-of-bounds also a factor on several holes on both nine-hole loops. There's a few tightish tee shots to make, especially at the dog-legging par-4 14th and 16th holes.
The flat terrain may not create a dramatically scenic environment, but the solid layout, good-width fairways and much tree-planting (of 15-20 years ago) all gels to create a course that holds your interest through the front-nine and into the stronger back-nine.
The greens are large and sloping, and generally well bunkered to the sides. In front of the greens the approach "aprons" are excellently maintained, creating plenty of bump-and-run possibilities.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required. Maximum handicap per flight: 100.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
The neighbouring town to the golf course is Oosterhout, which sits on a bend in the Wilhelmina Canal. In distinct contrast to the town's rather modern architecture, parts of the impressive basilica of St John the Baptist (Basiliek Sint-Jan-de-Doper) date back to 1473. Building the church's imposing tower started in 1519.
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A member of the Van der Valk group of hotels.
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