Photo of Hilversumsche Golf Club

Hilversumsche Golf Club

Soestdijkerstraatweg 172,

Hilversum, Noord Holland 1213 XJ

  • Office

    +31 (0)35 685 7060
  • Pro shop

    +31 (0)35 685 7140
  • Fax

    +31 (0)35 685 3813
  • Golf pro

    Several PGA professionals.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original 9-hole course at this location designed by Henry Burrows (1917). Extended to 18-holes by Harry Colt (1928). Subsequent modifications made by Sir Guy Campbell (1952) and Kyle Phillips (2009).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6098
5859
5102
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.7
71.2
72.6

Location

Latitude:

52.206692

Longitude:

5.209214

How to get there:

15 km N of Utrecht

From the A27 (Utrecht-Hilversum road) take exit 33/Baarn and follow direction Baarn Hoge Vuursche. At third lights turn right direction Baarn. After about 500m, after the viaduct, the entrance of the golf is on your right.

Hilversumsche Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1910

Hilversumsche Golf Club is home to a course that stands good comparison with the great Surrey/Berkshire heathland courses of England. In fact two Englishmen are responsible for the present layout. The first nine holes at the Club's current Soestdijkerstraatweg location were built by Henry Burrows in 1917. The second and arguably the best nine were added in 1928 by the legendary Harry Colt.

Starting with a good-length par-5 then a short par-4, the excellent wooded heathland credentials of Hilversum are immediately apparent. Avenues of predominantly pine trees, but also oak, birch and beech, line the firm and gently undulating fairways. Occasionally you get the chance to confidently hit-out with the driver, although most fairways provide a tightish proposition, especially on a first outing.

Many of the greens are well-bunkered, especially on the four attractive and demanding par-3s. Hilversum will not only give your game a good examination (as it has done with professional golfers during many Dutch Open championships), it also provides an easy-going walk through a marvellous woodland setting.

Straddling the border between the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Utrecht, the course is surrounded by a large forested area. You'll no doubt here the chatter of many woodland birds during your round in this quiet golf domain. Adding to the natural environment, attractive bands of heather border several holes, adding a splash of colour when in flower during the summer months.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: €140. NGF and EGA members of a recognised club: €115.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2022].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Much of the Hilversum course pivots around a quaint woodland pub, The Herberg Boschoord (in English "Inn in the Wood"), which you'll see on your way to the 13th tee and as you come off the 17th green.

Hilversum has hosted over 20 Dutch Open championships. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Hilversum Golf Club.

Published ranking

Netherlands: 5th best course in the Netherlands (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 31st best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2021).

Where2Stay

  • Valk Hotel Utrecht4-star

    Winthontlaan 4 -6, 3526 KV Utrecht

    +31 (0)30 8000 800

    Visit website

    The hotel is located near the old town of Utrecht, easily accessible by public transport or bike. A city with a unique dynamic and the beating heart of the Netherlands. Small enough to discover the medieval city center on foot, bike or by boat. Big enough to spend days enjoying festivals, modern architecture, trendy shops and surprising museums and restaurant serving dishes from all over the world.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Utrecht De Pan

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Hoge Kleij; Anderstein; Lage Vuursche; Goyer; Hilversum.

  • Hotel de Witte Bergen4-star

    Rijskweg 2, 3755 MV Eemnes-Laren

    +31 (0)35 539 5800

    Visit website

    A member of the Van der Valk group, this hotel is located just off the A1 Amsterdam-Amersfoort motorway. All the guest rooms have a warm ambiance and are equipped with flat-screen TV. The hotel has a full-service restaurant, serving international cuisine.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Goyer; Hilversum.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Lage Vuursche; Utrecht De Pan; Hoge Kleij; Anderstein.

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