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Golfclub Houtrak

Machineweg 1b,

Halfweg, Noord Holland 1165 NB

  • Office

    +31 (0)23 513 2939
  • Pro shop

    +31 (0)23 513 2933
  • Fax

    +31 (0)23 513 2935
  • Golf pro

    Sander van Duijn (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Open countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Gerard Jol & Roel van Aalderen
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6417
6170
5199
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
72.4
72.8

At the same location:

Across the road from Houtrak, although a 4.5 km drive entrance-to-entrance, is the 18-hole Amsterdamse Golf Club (see separate Where2Golf details).

Location

Latitude:

52.404049

Longitude:

4.728777

How to get there:

11 km W of Amsterdam

Leave the A9 motorway to the west of Amsterdam at exit Haarlem / Halfweg and take the A200 direction Halfweg. After 2 km take the Halfweg / Spaarwoude exit and head north direction Spaarwoude. After a few hundred meters, at traffic lights turn left and cross the railway, direction R105. After 50 metres turn left on to Houtrakseweg. After 2.3 km golf entrance is on your left..

Golfclub Houtrak

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1996

Golfclub Houtrak: Six holes radiate out from Houtrak's impressive clubhouse like the spokes of a wheel, three heading out, three coming back. Most other holes occupy the more water-laden stretches of this enjoyable and relatively new layout, which is located just outside Amsterdam.

You may see references to two different courses at Houtrak: the Nord-Zuid (North-South) course and the Buiten-Binnen (Outer-Inner) course, but don't expect to find 36-holes. The two courses comprise exactly the same 18-holes, but routed differently depending on the season: summer (Nord-Zuid); winter (Buiten-Binnen).

Usually excellent greens, splendidly rolling fairways, good landscaping and new tree planting are all integral to this relative newcomer to golf in the Netherlands. The surroundings beyond the course cannot be described as overly scenic, with a mix of industrial, marine, wind-power and a motorway all somewhere on the horizon. But Houtrak is still able to exude an out-of-the-way, natural openness, where abundant birdlife inhabit the copious water hazards.

The layout here at Houtrak presents an enjoyable test of your course management and shot-making, especially with so much water in play. If there is a drawback, it's the fact that course is under the approach lanes to busy Schipol airport - although this should prove a relatively minor inconvenience, if you keep your mind on avoiding all that water.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 35.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, non-NGF member in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays €85; weekends €90. NGF members of an A, B, or C golf club €75/€80.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The dual numbering of each hole reflects differences in the order the holes are played during winter months versus other times of year.

Where2Stay

  • Novotel Amsterdam

    Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD Amsterdam

    +31 (0)20 541 1123

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Amsterdamse; Houtrak; Kennemer

  • Hotel Haarlem Zuid3-star

    Toekanweg 2, 2035 LC Haarlem

    +31 (0)23 536 7500

    Visit website
    A member of the Van der Valk group of hotels.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Kennemer

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Houtrak; Amsterdamse; Noordwijkse

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