Arnhem, Gelderland 6816 SN
18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Original nine-holes at this location laid out by Aelbrecht Arent del Court van Krimpen (1910). Later changes and extension to 18-holes by Frank Pennink (1976).
5 km N of Arnhem
From the A12 motorway (Utrecht-Arnhem road) take exit 26 (Arnhem Noord) and follow motel sign to north side of motorway. After o.4 km heading north, turn right at motel sign. After 50m turn left into golf.
Rosendaelsche Golfclub: There is a very special quality about this venerable old course. One excellent hole after another reaches into an expansive area of gently undulating wooded heathland. Beech, birch and pine trees, as well as abundance of heather have flourished here for many generations; now they line the good-width fairways at one of the Netherlands' oldest and best golf courses.
On this superb layout the bunkering is intentionally light, but there's no problem with that. The tree-lined contoured holes and subtle slopes of the greens have enough defences to ensure you don't run off with the course record. Heather topped ridges sometimes create semi-blind shots from the tee, as well as blind approaches to a few greens.
On the more undulating and at times narrower back-nine, you'll encounter some of the finest tree-lined heathland golf holes in the Netherlands. Among the standard bearers are holes like the straight, tight and long par-4 14th and the equally impressive par-5 15th. The downhill par-3 16th is another gem.
Traffic noise from the neighbouring A50 motorway occasionally intrudes on the quiet splendour of this part of the Valkenhuizen forest. But nothing can really detract from the excellence of the golf course itself.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Visitors should be NGF members of an A or B golf club, or members of a recognised foreign golf club. Play is in 2- and 3-balls; 4-balls not permitted.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24 (all visitors).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Rosendaelsche is one of the three oldest golf clubs in the Netherlands, along with Royal Haagsche and Utrechtse "De Pan". Rosendael played host to the Dutch Open championship in 1984, when Bernhard Langer was the winner (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Rosendael). | The club motto "Qui va droit ne manque" roughly translates as "Who goes straight doesn't miss".
51st best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).
Amsterdamseweg 505, 6816 VK Arnhem
+31 (0)26 482 1100Visit website
A member of the Van der Valk group, this modern 100-room hotel is a 10 minute drive from historic Arnhem. The hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar, solarium and saunas.
Nieuwe Oeverstraat 50, 6811 JB Arnhem.
+31 (0)26 820 0070Visit website
Located in the centre of Arnhem and offering 127 rooms with wi-fi and breakfast included, the Holiday Inn Express Arnhem is just a short walk from Arnhem Central Station. The hotel is a smart, family-friendly base for visiting the many sights and attractions in and around the city, including the Royal Burgers' Zoo and Park Sonsbeek.
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