Kennemer Golf & Country Club

Kennemerweg 78,

Zandvoort, Noord Holland 2040 XT

  • Office

    +31 (0)23 571 2836
  • Pro shop

    +31 (0)23 571 4974
  • Fax

    +31 (0)23 571 9520
  • Golf pro

    Hiddo Uhlenbeck (PGA, Head Professional).
  • Academy

    Kennemer Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Located 10 km further north in Santpoort, Kennemer's original nine-hole course dated from 1910. The club moved to its present location in 1928. Here an 18-hole course, comprising the current B and C nines, was laid out by English course architect Harry Colt.

    In 1937 Colt was invited back to design a third nine, but this was not actually built until 1985. Adhering closely to Colt's earlier plan, Dutch-born course architect Frank Pennink created the final design for the A-nine, the building of which was supervised by former club Secretary Steven van Hengel.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6216
5791
5041
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74
71.5
73.2

Location

Latitude:

52.369441

Longitude:

4.552841

How to get there:

26 km W of Amsterdam

From the southern end of Haarlem (Haarlem-Zuid) follow the Zanvoorterweg, direction Zandvoort. Go through Bentveld. At roundabout (approx 1 km after Bentveld) continue straight on. After o.3 km turn right into Kennemerweg, direction Kennemer Golf. After 250m visitors' parking is on your left.

Kennemer Golf & Country Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1910

Kennemer Golf & Country Club: On the North Sea facing coast of the Dutch provinces of North and South Holland is a vast area of coastal duneland. Tucked into the sand hills well behind the shoreline, you'll find three of the best golf courses in the Netherlands - Kennemer is the most northerly, with Noordwijk and Royal Hague ("The Haagsche") not too far away to the south.

Located 2 km back from the sea, Kennemer Golf & Country Club is home to 27-holes of superb links golf. The three nine-hole loops, A (Van Hengel), B (Pennink) and C (Colt) each run out-and-back from the clubhouse. The A-course, built by Frank Pennink almost 50 years after it was originally designed by Harry Colt, occupies the southeastern flank of Kennemer's sand dunes. It is altogether tighter, tougher, longer and more "bush-lined" than the other two nines.

Built shortly after Colt designed them in 1928, the B- and C-nines offer the best combination (in our view). Both these nines exude a more classically open undulating links feel, complete with out-of-bounds and a railway line skirting part of the B-course. The B-nine wraps itself around the C, creating a loop within a loop, and ensuring a constantly varying wind direction as you proceed.

There is not too much in view beyond the course except the neighbouring duneland, Zandvoort's "sky-line" and a few apartment blocks. Your full concentration can be maintained on the excellence of Kennemer's links, and negotiating your way safely round them. From the impressive thatched-roof clubhouse you look out onto the impressive links terrain that plays host to all three of Kennemer's nine-hole loops.

Pick of the holes: among the many fabulous links holes here, the mountainous par-3 15th (C-nine) is one of the really memorable holes.

List of courses: Netherlands

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Saturdays; no visitors on Sundays. Visitors should be NGF members or members of a recognised foreign golf club.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24. Proof of handicap and golf club membership required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, member of recognised foreign (non-Dutch) golf club: €170.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Kennemer has hosted many top-level golf tournaments, not least the Dutch Open championship on many occasions. The course used for the Dutch Open comprises all nine holes on the A-course, the first three from the B-course and then six from the C-course. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Kennemer Golf & Country Club.

The town of Zandvoort is not only a busy holiday resort but is also home to the Netherland's premier motor racing circuit (venue of the former Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix).

Published ranking

Netherlands' 3rd best course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 11th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Best Western Palace Hotel Zandvoort4-star

    Burgemeester van Fenemaplein 2, 2042 TA Zandvoort.

    +31(0)23 571 2911

    Visit website

    The Best Western Palace Hotel is located directly along the popular beach in Zandvoort. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace looking out onto the North Sea.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Kennemer

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Noordwijk; Amsterdamse; Houtrak.

  • NH Hotel Zandvoort4-star

    Burgemeester Van Alphenstraat 63, 2041 KG Zandvoort

    +31 (0)23 576 0760

    Visit website

    The 213-room NH Zandvoort hotel enjoys a peaceful setting next to one of Holland’s best beaches. From here it’s a 10-minute drive to Haarlem, while Amsterdam and the famous Keukenhof tulip gardens are less than half an hour away. The hotel is opposite the country’s most famous racetrack.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Kennemer

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Noordwijk, Houtrak, Amsterdamse.

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