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
  • Golf pro

    John Bleys (Golf Professional).

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 layout in 1927.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6097
5716
4935
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.5
70.5
71.8

Location

Latitude:

52.116633

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 different from any hole that comes before or after.

The pleasantly undulating terrain and rolling fairways are complemented by excellent bunkering, and give rise to several partly blind tee and approach shots, or (as at the par-4 6th) both. The good-width fairway at the opening par-5 provides an indicator of things to come, with some later holes perhaps feeling a tad tighter. The tricky short par-4 10th demands one of your most accurate drives, prior to an approach to a discreetly tucked-away green.

Several tee-shots require good-length carries over swathes of heather, which is also much in play if you stray too far offline. What binds everything together here is the quiet, natural splendour of the wooded heathland setting, a masterful Harry Colt design and excellent quality greenkeeping. Many rate this the best inland course in the Netherlands; we see little reason to argue with that.

Pick of the holes: Although tree-lined for much of the round, that's not the case at the closing trio. Played from wonderfully elevated tee-boxes (as is most of the back-nine), these last three holes embrace an open area of heathland, where naturally growing heather predominates.

List of courses: Netherlands

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 in summer season: Mon-Thur €175.

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

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Continental Europe boasts many excellent golf courses. Perhaps the best exemplars of the heathland genre, are Utrecht "De Pan", Hamburg GC "Falkenstein", and Morfontaine near Paris. Interesting that the great English designer, Harry Colt, played a big part in designing the first two, and his great "rival" Tom Simpson the latter.

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

Netherlands' No.1 course (Golf World, 2022).
Continental Europe's 2nd best course (Golf World, 2023).
World's 42nd best public access course (Golf World, 2023). Formerly ranked world's 95th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2021/22; not in latest edition of this ranking).

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 hotel group, this comfortable 102-guest room hotel is located near the A27 and A28 motorways, close to the city of Utrecht and the Utrechtse Golf Club "De Pan". The hotel offers a variety of dining options in the Restaurant De Biltsche Hoek, including an outside terrace.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Utrecht De Pan; Lage Vuursche

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Hilversum; Goyer; Hoge Kleij; Anderstein; Batouwe.

  • Valk Hotel Utrecht4-star

    Winthontlaan 4 -6, 3526 KV Utrecht

    +31(0)30 8000 800

    Visit website

    The 185-guest room Van der Valk Hotel Utrecht is located on the edge of the vibrant city Utrecht, next to the highway, with secure onsite underground parking. This large modern hotel features a casual and atmospheric restaurant, a cosy hotel bar and easy going lounge bar. Here you can enjoy an à la carte menu comprising the finest, top-quality local products. A modern wellness centre, pool and fitness centre are also available at this luxury hotel.

    • 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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