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Escape to nature Located between the beautiful Naarder and Gooi lakes, with a nature zone running through the area, the Golf Course Naarderbos is the ultimate location for sport and relaxation. The challenging courses and the peaceful surroundings add an extra dimension to the golfing experience. TEXT: MYRIAM GWYNNED DIJCK | PHOTOS: GOLF COURSE NAARDERBOS
The site boasts two courses: first is the smaller par 3 links course with 9 holes. With a maximum hole distance of 140 metres, it is perfect for beginners or experienced golfers who want to practise their short shots. Set in a dune landscape, it has the ambiance of a full course but is accessible for everyone and players are not required to have a special licence. The pride of the Golf Course Naarderbos, however, is their 18-hole championship
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course on the leafy forest grounds. Recently renovated, it has many enticing elements, to challenge and stimulate even the most seasoned golfer with hole distances of up to 470 metres.
A challenging course Remco Smits, general manager at Golf Course Naarderbos, says: “The championship course is really spectacular, it has a lot of variety, height differences and is set in a stunning surrounding. For example, hole
number 9 is on an island, and to get to hole 8 you need to cross a footbridge over the water, and the final hole, hole 18 has also got an extra challenge to it.” For aspiring golfers and those who want to improve their swing, the Golf Course Naarderbos has a professional set up of practice facilities. It also offers group and private lessons for all levels of golfers. He adds, “You can of course rent equipment if you don’t have your own. It is provided by
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