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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Golfing Glory
Explore a variety of Dutch golf courses De Nederlandsche Golf Sociëteit offers a unique service for golfers in the Netherlands who are keen to explore new and different greens. With one of their annual memberships, certified golfers get instant access to dozens of courses throughout the country, perfect for finding your favourite green and get more acquainted with the sport in all its variety. TEXT: JANINE STERENBORG | PHOTOS: NLGS / SHUTTERSTOCK
The flexible packages of De Nederlandsche Golf Sociëteit allow members with a golf certificate to play once or twice a month on any of the over 35 participating golf courses in the Netherlands. The service is easy to use and perfect for both keen beginners and experienced golfers seeking a new challenge.
Play golf everywhere Currently, De Nederlandsche Golf Sociëteit works together with golf courses with 9, 18 and up to 45 holes. A wide range to choose from, and what’s even more perfect: wherever you are in the Netherlands, there is a course nearby. And there are more to come. “We aim to continuously ex-
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pand our selection of golf courses and membership packages in order to build a large community of active and satisfied golfers,” says co-founder Pieter Kursten. “Every course is unique and thus offers a different experience.”
month. A big advantage of the membership is that the fee is paid up front. “This way, the decision whether or not to go golfing is mainly based on the desire to play. It lowers the hurdle to grab your golf set,” explains Kursten, “this makes it easier to enjoy the hours on the golf course!”
Exclusive memberships The only thing required for a membership with De Nederlandsche Golf Sociëteit, is a golf certificate and an internet connection. It could hardly be any easier. “Once signed up through our website, you can immediately book the golf course of your choice,” explains Kursten. There are four kinds of memberships available: to play on a 9 or 18-hole course, either once or twice per
A golfers’ dream The idea for De Nederlandsche Golf Sociëteit (the Dutch Golf Society) came when Kursten and his business partner Richard van der Linde were playing golf with employees of a large Dutch company. “Their company membership allowed them to play a few times per month on several golf courses for a fixed price. That was some-
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