Golf & Country Club Lauswolt


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Golf & Country Club Lauswolt Est. 1964

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Golf & Country Club Lauswolt; tucked away in a quiet corner of Friesland, you'll find the predominantly woodland golf course of Lauswolt. Laid out in two anticlockwise nine-hole loops, it is arguably the best of the country's more northerly courses, together with Drentse "De Gelpenberg" (50 km away to the south-east). Both these courses were originally the work of celebrated English golf course architect Frank Pennink.

Dating fron 1964, Pennink's original 9-hole layout was mainly played through the trees. The relatively small greens are typically defended by a single strategically-placed front bunker. Small fairway bunkers also occasionally threaten from the tee, but the main intimidation factor comes from the tight avenues of trees lining the not overly wide fairways.

The extension to 18-holes by Pennink's one-time partner Donald Steel, pushed the course out into more typically open Frisian landscape. Here ponds comes into play, not least at the short par-4 4th, with its near "island" green almost entirely surrounded by water.

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Making Contact

Golf & Country Club Lauswolt
Van Harinxmaweg 8-A,
Beetsterzwaag, Friesland 9244 CJ
Netherlands
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Office   +31 (0)512 38 35 90
Pro Shop   +31 (0)512 38 35 90
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Email   info@golfclublauswolt.nl
Website   www.golfclublauswolt.nl
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Djur den Haan (Head Pro) and Tim de Vries
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
 
Designer: Original 9-hole design by Frank Pennink (1964); extended to 18 holes by Donald Steel (1994), with later improvements by Martin Ebert (of Mackenzie & Ebert).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6159 5881 4972
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 72.4 70.8 71.3
 
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How2Get There?

o.7 km E of Beetsterzwaag / 45 km SW of Groningen / 86 km N of Zwolle.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Nov): Mon-Thur €60; Fri-Sun €70. 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?

Lauswolt is located a few kilometres south of Drachten, the second largest town, after Leeuwarden, in the Dutch province of Friesland (also known historically as Frisia). For almost 200 years the production of peat was the main industry in and around Drachten, and was the key factor behind the town's growth in the 1700s and 1800s.

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Latitude: (53.057548)
Longitude: (6.090686)
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