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our partner Nike, so you’re guaranteed to have expert quality clubs.”
A distinctive events location Spectacular golfing grounds are not the only thing the course has to offer. Naarderbos is also a great location for lunch, dinner, events and conferences. With three multifunctional spaces – the Clubhouse, the view and the Arena – events for up to 1,000 guests can be held here. The trendy Clubhouse restaurant provides welcome refreshments after a day of golfing, but it is also perfect for drinks receptions or dinner parties. The view, as the name suggests, has some of the best outlooks over the nature-rich area. “With the Gooi lake on one side and the golf course on the other, the view is nothing short of breathtaking. Also the Clubhouse has a lovely outdoor area, perfect for a drink in the sun,” Smits adds.
events of up to 600 people and the Arena has an impressive rooftop terrace. Moreover, it has state-of-the-art technical equipment for fully immersive video presentations for all the senses.
rable events. Located near the A1 and A6 motorways, it is very easy to get to and with space for 900 cars, there is no need to worry about parking. www.golfbaannaarderbos.nl
“The video screens in the Arena are not just on one side, but go round the entire wall, 360 degrees. But that’s not all. The space has special scent technology that can be programmed to enhance the video experience even further,” Smits says enthusiastically.
“Say you stand in the room and watch a video about the African Savannah, you smell the scent of the grasslands and see and hear thousands of wildebeest run all around you. That will become a very strong image – like you are physically there. Scent really brings out emotion and creates a new atmosphere. Everyone who sees the Arena in action won’t know what is happening to them. It’s a unique location.”
But the most exciting events can be held at the brand new Arena, which has something truly unique in store for event organisers. Opened last month, with a size of 400 square metres, the space can host
At just a 15-minute drive from Amsterdam, the golf course and events location Naarderbos is perfectly situated to escape the busy city life for a day or host memo-
Golfing and networking For avid golfers with an entrepreneurial spirit and a mind for business, the Golf Course Naarderbos has a special business club. Once a month, its members are invited for an afternoon of golf on the championship course followed by a networking reception and presentations. The business club currently counts 80 members including from major companies such as ING and KLM.
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