Loes van Overeemlaan 16,
Leusden, Utrecht Province 3832 RZ
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Original design by Frank Pennink, who died before Hoge Kleij was completed. Donald Steel, Pennink's one-time partner, ensured the course was completed. Later renovations by Frank Pont.
19 km NW of Utrecht
FROM THE A28 motorway heading east (away from Utrecht) take exit 5 (Maarn / Dierenpark). At top of exit ramp turn left direction Amersfoort. After o.6 km, at traffic lights, turn left into Laan 1914. After o.4 km turn left into Laan 40-45 direction Kamp Amersfoort. Go past the former Concentration Camp (on your left) and after o.2 km turn right into Golf Club. FROM THE A28 motorway heading west (towards Utrecht) take exit 5 (Maarn / Dierenpark) and follow the N221 direction Maarn, then immediately take the N227 (Maarn / Amersfoort-Zuid). At bottom of ramp at traffic lights, turn left onto the N237 direction Maarn. Pass under motorway bridge and after o.2 km turn right into Laan 1914. After o.4 km turn left into Laan 40-45 direction Kamp Amersfoort. Go past the former Concentration Camp (on your left) and after o.2 km turn right into Golf Club.
Golfclub de Hoge Kleij: The "Utrechtse Heuvelrug" is a ridge of low sandhills that runs between the cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort, extending several kilometres to the north-west and south-east. On this sandy "backbone" can be found several of the Netherland's top inland courses, among them Hilversumsche in the north, Lage Vuursche, the mighty Utrechtse "De Pan" and Hoge Kleij.
The sandy heathland soil hereabouts, ensures excellent year-round playing conditions at Hoge Kleij, while supporting the growth of occasional tracts of heather ... mainly found in front of the tee-boxes. Each hole occupies its own individual space in this forest of mature pine and fir trees. Several of the tree-lined avenues will feel a tad tight from the tee, ensuring accuracy rather than length is often at a premium.
Laid out in two nine-hole loops, the quieter back-nine (there's a degree of motorway drone on the front-nine) has the best of the undulating terrain, and as a result some of the best holes are found on this inward half. The greenside bunkering has obviously been improved and strengthened in recent years, although fairway bunkering remains rather light.
With very little in the way of water hazards to worry about, this classic woodland layout provides a thoroughly enjoyable challenge, exacting a thorough test for your overall game.
Members of the NGF or a recognised foreign golf club welcome on weekdays and weekends. On weekends only 2- and 3-ball flights before 11am.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 28. Proof of handicap and golf club membership required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Hoge Kleij (in English "high clay") is the name of a modest hill on which some of the back-nine is located. In 1983, near to this site, archaeologists discovered many artefacts dating back 200,000 years.
Stichtse Rotonde 11, 3818 GV Amersfoort
+31 (0)33 462 0054Visit website
Less than 1 km from Hoge Kleij golf.
Hoge Kleij; Anderstein
Lage Vuursche; Utrecht De Pan; Hilversum; Goyer; Batouwe.
Philipstraat 18, 3833 LC Leusden
+31 (0)334 345 345Visit website
A member of the Van der Valk group of hotels.
Hoge Kleij; Anderstein
Goyer; Hilversum; Lage Vuursche; Utrecht De Pan; Batouwe.
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