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Utrechtse Golf Club "De Pan"

Amerfoortseweg 1,

Bosch en Duin, Utrecht Province 3735 LJ

  • Office

    +31 (0)30 696 9120
  • Pro shop

    +31 (0)30 695 6427
  • Fax

    +31 (0)30 696 3769
  • Golf pro

    Cees Renders

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined heathland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt designed the current course layout.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6082
5701
4819
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.8
70.1
70.5

Location

Latitude:

52.116634

Longitude:

5.222371

How to get there:

9 km E of Utrecht

From the A28 (Utrecht-Amersfoort road) take exit 3 (Zeist/Den Dolder) and follow the N238 direction Den Dolder. After o.6 km at traffic lights, turn left onto the N237 direction Bosch en Duin/Zeist West. After 1.7 km at traffic lights take exit Bosch en Duin but do not turn right; go across lights and bear right into small dead-end road that runs parallel to the N237. After o.5 km turn right direction Utrecht "De Pan". Follow narrow road through wood and after 1 km entrance to golf is in front of you.

Utrechtse Golf Club "De Pan"

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

Est. 1894

Utrechtse Golf Club "De Pan": From first to last, this is one of the great heathland courses of Europe (Britain and Ireland included). Every hole here is full of character and charm, individually sculpted and unlike any hole that comes before or after. The pleasantly undulating terrain and rolling fairways are complemented by excellent bunkering, and give rise to several blind tee and approach shots, or (as at the par-4 6th) both.

Don't be fooled by the relatively wide fairway at the opening par-5, many later holes get distinctly tighter. Several require good-length carries over swathes of heather, which is also much in play if you stray too far offline. At the fabulous short par-4 10th, the fairway narrows to just a few slender metres!

Although quite tightly tree-lined for much of the round, that's not the case at the closing trio. Played from wonderfully elevated tee-boxes, these last three holes embrace an open area of heathland, where naturally growing heather predominates - as it would have done in days of old.

What binds everything together is the quiet, natural splendour of the wooded heathland setting, the excellent quality of upkeep and Harry Colt's masterful design. Many rate this the best inland course in the Netherlands; we see little reason to argue with that.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on Mon-Thur; very restricted access Fri-Sun. Visitors should be NGF members of an A or B golf club, or members of a recognised foreign golf club.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: Mon-Thur €100; exceptionally Fri-Sun €150.
Credit or debit cards only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

De Pan is the "home" club of golf-playing members of the Dutch Royal family, including Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands. The club has hosted the Dutch Open championship on several occasions. For more details see Top Golf Tournament at Utrechtse GC, De Pan.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 2nd best course in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course in the Netherlands.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel de Biltsche Hoek4-star

    De Holle Bilt 1, 3732 HM De Bilt

    +31 (0)30 220 5811

    Visit website
    A member of the Van der Valk group, this comfortable 102-guest room hotel is located near the A27 and A28 motorways, close to the city of Utrecht.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Utrecht De Pan; Lage Vuursche

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Hilversum; Goyer; Hoge Kleij; Anderstein; Batouwe.

  • Grand Hotel Karel V5-star

    Geertebolwerk 1, 3511 XA Utrecht

    +31(0)30 233 7555

    Visit website
    The historic Karel V hotel is located in the centre of Utrecht. Each of the 121-guest rooms has its own authentic atmosphere with a wide choice of room types and rates. The hotel presents a perfect balance of history and modern comfort, as well as exceptional dining.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Utrecht De Pan

    • Golf within 30 km:

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

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