Drentse Golfclub "De Gelpenberg"


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Drentse Golfclub "De Gelpenberg" Est. 1972

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Drentse Golfclub "De Gelpenberg": as the oldest golf course in the Dutch province of Drenthe, "De Gelpenberg" offers a partly-wooded and partly-open heathland layout, guaranteed to test all facets of your game. It is arguably the best of the country's more northerly layouts, together with Lauswolt (50 km away to the north-west). Both these courses were originally the work of celebrated English golf course architect Frank Pennink, and both were extended to 18-holes by Pennink's one-time partner Donald Steel.

The two nine-hole loops of "De Gelpenberg" journey out to the north and south of the clubhouse. Early in the front-nine loop, water is threateningly encountered at the par-3 2nd hole. The same u-shaped lake also provides the intimidation factor at the tough dog-legging par-4 7th and short par-3 8th.

Water hazards are not encountered on the back-nine, but this is where Pennink's partly tree-lined fairways will feel at their tightest, and the rough beyond them is at its most heathery!

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The excellent right-to-left doglegging par-4 18th requires a gentle draw from the tee (if you can), before you hit over a huge cross-bunker on your approach to the green. This "infamous" sand trap provides a final reminder of the layout's easy-draining sandy sub-soil, a prerequisite on all true heathland courses.

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Making Contact

Drentse Golfclub "De Gelpenberg"
Gebbeveenweg 1,
Aalden, Drenthe 7854 TD
Netherlands
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Office   +31 (0)591 371 929
Pro Shop   +31 (0)591 371 929
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Email   info@dgcdegelpenberg.nl
Website   www.dgcdegelpenberg.nl
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open heathland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Open rural countryside.
 
Designer: Original 9-hole design by Frank Pennink (1972); extended to 18 holes by Donald Steel (1992); renovated by Frank Pont (2011).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6321 6031 5194
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 71.1 73.6
 
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How2Get There?

2.5 km NW of Aalden / 72 km NE of Zwolle.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes (on summer greens): €65 (all days). Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (book in advance).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Drentse "De Gelpenberg" participates in the Netherland Golf Federation's "Committed to Green" programme, designed to stimulate and assist golf course managers to consciously deal with sustainable golf course management. Specific attention is given to the natural and environmental aspects of the course. After completion of the program, international certification can be requested by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) ... not unlike the USA's Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

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Latitude: (52.800703)
Longitude: (6.696762)
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