4 Golf courses ranked in the top 100 in the world

7 golf courses ranked in the top 100 in Europe

4 Countries with 5 star accommodation

2 night Ocean cruise from Germany to England

Private sightseeing tours in 4 unique cities

Private Chauffeur in luxury Mercedes vehicles

Golf Concierge services

Prices from €6631

The Royal and Ancient Castles Tour is a celebration of some of the best golf courses in Europe, carefully selected and combined with luxurious stays in renowned 5 star hotels. The service extends to luxury private transportation with your own personal golf concierge throughout the journey. The Grand Tour will immerse you in great cultural experiences in the wonderful cities such as the Unesco World Heritage sites in Bruges, Hamburg, and Amsterdam, the castle stays in Sussex and Kent.

 

Gourmet restaurants, including Michelin starred restaurants in each city, will delight your appetite and are included in your Tour Package. You only need to experience and enjoy your holiday - we take care of everything else.

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Arrive in Bruges, Belgium and check into the 5 Star Dukes Palace Hotel. Explore the picturesque cobbled lanes and dreamy canals linked with photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historical churches and lane after lane of old whitewashed alms-houses. Probably one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world.

  • DAY 2

    This morning we head out to the Royal Ostende Golf Club, located just 20 km outside of Bruges. Commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Seymour Dunn, the course opened for play in 1903. Renovated by Martin Hawtree in the 1990’s, the club retains the pure links style course and is ranked 82nd in Europe. After the round enjoy a lunch before heading back to Bruges. In the evening enjoy a short walking tour of Bruges with your private guide. (B,L)

  • DAY 3

    This morning we head to the Royal Zoute golf course, A Harry Colt designed course and ranked 31st in Europe. The course opened for play in 1899 but was redesigned in 1907 by Harry Colt. Royal Zoute has hosted the Belgian open 8 times with the last edition in 2000 which was won by Lee Westwood. Lunch at the splendid clubhouse will round of the day before heading back to Bruges for our last night in this wonderful city. (B,L)

  • DAY 4

    After a leisurely breakfast check out of the hotel and we head to the City of Breda in Holland. Check into the Nassau Hotel, an Autogragh Collection Hotel, and enjoy the day off. This afternoon, weather permitting, enjoy a canal tour with your own private boat and Captain. Enjoy a glass of wine while cruising along the canal in Breda. (B)

  • DAY 5

    Today we pop back across the border to the Royal Antwerp Golf club, the last of the 3 “Royals” in Belgium. A private members club, the Tom Simpson designed course is ranked 43rd in Europe and has since developed into one of the finest wooded heathland courses in north west Europe. After your round enjoy a bite to eat in the informal clubhouse. Return to Breda for a relaxing afternoon.(B,L)

  • DAY 6

    Member for a Day at this private member golf club, Bernardus, host of the 2021 KLM Dutch Open. Already ranked 25th in Europe, the Kyle Philips course only opened in 2018 and is set to become one of his masterpieces. The full club facilities are yours to use as if you were a member. After lunch we return to Breda. (B,L)

  • DAY 7

    We enjoy a short drive to Amsterdam and check in to our Hotel. Free afternoon to explore the sights of Europe’s friendliest capital city (B).

  • DAY 8

    Today we head to the De Pan golf course near Utrecht. The Harry Colt designed course is a private members club and ranked 3rd in Europe and 86th in the world. After a thrilling round on the former Dutch open venue, we return to Amsterdam. Afternoon is free for a leisurely boat ride in the famous canals or a visit to the Anne Frank House or the Rembrandt museum. (B,L)

  • DAY 9

    The Hilversumsche Golf club just underwent a major rebuild of its club house, but the Harry Colt designed course still ranks as Europes 23rd best. After a bite to eat in the new club house, head back to Amsterdam and enjoy your final evening in this vibrant European City. (B, L)

  • DAY 10

    Today we travel to Hamburg. The journey takes us via Osnabrück, which for many people is an unknown German city, yet one of vital importance to most American adults. Birthplace of Erich Maria Remarque, author of “All’s quiet on the Western Front” the city already had a vital role in the signing of the peace treaty of the 30 years War. We will explore the city before having Lunch in this unique City of Peace. Later in the Afternoon we arrive in Hamburg (B, L)

  • DAY 11

    Today we head to the Winston Golf Resort and play the Links course, designed by David Krause. It is a controversial course, as a fake links course 100 km from the North Sea, BUT it has some of the finest putting surfaces and is a true test of golf. Host of the German Seniors Open for several years now, the day at the resort will prove to be a memorable one. After lunch we head back to Hamburg and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. (B,L)

  • DAY 12

    This morning is a short drive to Harry Colts German Success story, the Hamburger Falkensteiner Golf Club. Host to 8 German Opens, and from 1935 to 1999 the German Senior Open, the course is a real treat and every hole presents a unique challenge. The bunkering is vintage Colt, and the green complexes provide great entertainment without going overboard. Lunch at the clubhouse today will include a briefing by your Golf guide on the upcoming ocean cruise. (B,L)

  • DAY 13

    Today is an exceptional travel day as you head to your cruise ship docked in the heart of the city. Once aboard, you will enjoy a 2 night cruise to Southampton, UK in your appointed Stateroom on the Queen Mary. Your golf clubs and other Luggage is already on its way to the UK.

  • DAY 14

    Today enjoy your cruise on the Queen Mary 2 to Southampton

  • DAY 15

    Today your ship arrives in Southampton where your Golf guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel the 12th Century Amberley Castle. The first recorded structure was built here in 1103. Today the Grade 1 listed Castle is a private hotel. Explore the village of Amberley or relax with a glass of wine on the battlements of this magnificent structure.

  • DAY 16

    West Sussex Golf course is ranked 91st in the World, and is one of the finest inland golf courses in the UK. There is an intimate feel to the course, and at 6355 yards from the back tees, it seems to be a short course, but with 7 Par 4’s measuring over 400 yards, you will be hard pressed to play to par. It is not a Championship course in the modern sense, but it is a course to make you fall in love with the game of golf all over again. After Lunch we continue through the southern English countryside to our penultimate destination Boughton Lees in Kent and check in to the Eastwell Manor Hotel. A building that was completed in 1550, and one of the lead workers Richard Plantagenet, was the illegitimate son of King Richard III. It most famous occupant was Prince Alfred, duke of Edinburgh and second son of Queen Victoria, who also visited there frequently.  (B,L)

  • DAY 17

    Founded in 1892, the Royal Cinque Ports golf course hosts us today and is ranked 95th in the world, but its fans rank it much higher causing one seasoned professional reviewer to claim it as on of the finest links courses in the world. Take to the links with a caddy and enjoy some of the best the world has to offer. After lunch, head back to Eastwell manor to soak in the spa and pool. (B,L)

  • DAY 18

    Our last round of golf is also the last of our 5 Royal courses, Royal St George, the 2021 Open Championship venue, ranked 22nd in the world and just up the road from yesterdays course. Traditional, with knee length socks required when wearing shorts, the 14 time Open Championship host venue was won twice by Walter Hagen, and once each by Bill Rogers and Ben Curtis. The professional caddies will guide you through the course and it is a fitting end to this Royal and Ancient Castles Golf Tour. Afterwards transfer to London for your final night.

  • DAY 19

    Depart for Home (B)

GOLF COURSES

Royal Ostend Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 82

 

Commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Seymour Dunn, the course opened for play in 1903. Belgium’s only links course, it was renovated by famed Martin Hawtree in the 1990’s and is considered by some to be the best course in the country. Its 82nd spot in the rankings in Europe is well deserved. Wind plays a big part in the strategy on this course, and the greens and fairways are in great condition between April and October.

 

Par 70

Yards 6085

 

Special Rules: Shorts with Knee length socks or mid-calf. No short socks. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 34

Royal Zoute Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 31

 

Royal Zoute gained its royal charter in 1925, but the course had already been opened for play 25 years earlier. Redesigned by Harry Colt, the course started out as a links course, but after the tree planting in the late 1940’s Royal Zoute has become a Hybrid Links course. Having hosted the Belgian Open 8 times, it has seen a lot of professional golfers including Arnold Palmer, Sir Nick Faldo to name but two. Nick Faldo described it as a hidden Gem.

 

Par 72

Yards 6865

 

Special Rules: Socks must cover ankles completely. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 34

Royal Antwerp Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 43

 

Royal Antwerp is home to Belgium's oldest golf club, dating back to 1888. Designed by Tom Simpson, it has since developed into one of the finest wooded heathland courses in north west Europe. The terrain is relatively flat, providing an easy-walking course, although one with plenty of inherent challenges, not least staying out of the trees and plentiful bunkering, and getting down in two on the usually immaculate and fast greens. Water ditches are scarce, making a brief appearance on just a couple of holes. At over 6600 yards from the back tees the course plays long enough for most golfers, especially if there's a bit of wind swishing around between the pines. This is not a layout that requires a booming drive off every tee.

 

Par 73

Yards 6824

 

Special Rules: Socks must cover ankles completely. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 28 Walking only

Bernardus Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 25

 

A private member golf club, the Kyle Philips course only opened in 2018 and is set to become one of his masterpieces. Host of the 2021 KLM Dutch Open and already ranked 25th in Europe, the course is a picture of harmonious balance between nature, golf and player. The scorecard “only” offers from the white tees called “60” with a slope rating of 139, the 6595 yards give 14 shots to a 10.5 handicapper. The Tour tees are at a staggering 153 Slope rating, giving that same handicapper 20 shots! Currently still a walking only course, with buggies set to be allowed once the maturity sets in.

 

Par 72

Yards 6595

 

Special Rules: Socks must cover ankles completely. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 28 Walking only

Utrecht De Pan Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 3

World: 86

 

The name Harry Colt could have been used to title this tour, as we find many of the worlds top 100 courses designed by that iconic golf architect. Utrecht de Pan is no exception ranking 3rd in Europe and 86th in the world. The course is laid out in classic English heathland style doglegging through stands of pine, birch, and oak. Martin Hawtree renovated the course in the 1990’s cementing De Pan’s place in the worlds top rankings. And to remind us all of the courses name, the statue of Pan greets you as you walk off the 18th.

 

Par 72

Yards 6288

 

Special Rules: Long socks with shorts. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Buggies available on an extremely limited basis.

Hilversumsche Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 32

 

The Hilversumsche Golf club just underwent a major rebuild of its club house, but the Harry Colt designed course still ranks as Europes 23rd best. As a championship golf venue, the course has hosted a staggering 30 Dutch Open Championships, the last of which was in 2012. Harry Colt, the star architect at the beginning of the 20th Century saw his work renovated by the star of the 21st Century, Kyle Philips, letting the course stand the test of time. Like De Pan, the course is a private members club and one of the most exclusive in the Netherlands.

 

Par 72

Yards 6933

 

Special Rules: No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Buggies available.

Winston Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 69

 

East of Hamburg lies one of Germany’s most controversial courses, because it’s a links course that’s no where near the ocean. David Krause designed a course that doffs its hat to the original links courses, but in such a clever way that there are no more than a few steps from green to tee. Seeded with 3 different types of Fescue, the only difference between fairway, rough, green and tee-box is just the height of the cut. For the high handicapper, this course is not recommended. At 7000 yards the course is punishing unless you keep it on the short stuff, but wow what an experience to play this incredible course.

 

Par 72

Yards 7000

 

Special Rules: Handicap Certificate required Max 36. Walking only. Electric trolleys available

Hamburg Falkensteiner Golf Club

Ranking

Europe: 11

 

Harry Colt was also asked to design the new course for the Hamburg Golfclub, and in 76 days, with horse, tractor and 140 men completed the task including the seeding. What emerged is one of the best inland tracks in continental Europe, and one of the few courses that have Colt’s original bunker systems and green complexes as thought out by the great designer. This is due in large part to the perfect land. With a complete absence of water on the course, this is a perfect chance to play Harry Colts finest design in Germany.

 

Par 71

Yards 6335

 

Special Rules: No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Walking only.

West Sussex Golf Club

Ranking

World: 91

 

West Sussex is little-known except by real golf aficionados, yet it offers one of England’s best heathland challenges. This is heathland golf at its prettiest and best, on a layout where design intricacies form the bulk of the challenge rather than length. Affectionately known as a long short course, don’t let the par of 68 and modest length of 6,351 yards lull you into a false sense of security, for there is only one par 5 – the opening hole – and several lengthy par 4s, especially on the back nine. The opening Par 5 is the easiest on the course, and its best to get your birdie on the cards as the challenge of the course hasn’t even started.

 

Par 68

Yards 6351

 

Special Rules:  Caps, visors, hats and waterproofs should be removed when in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 36. Walking only

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Ranking

World: 95

 

Royal Cinque Ports (pronounced 'Sink' port, and also known as Deal) is a classic links course which will have you grinning from ear to ear. It's been host to the Open on two occasions and countless top quality amateur tournaments. Right on the coast, it is probably rare to find Cinque Ports on a calm day and the yardages on the card will only count for so much. From the yellow tees it is a pleasant 6.500 yards and it’s a classic out and back course with the first in front of the clubhouse playing to the south before turning along the shore for holes 2-10 (normally with the wind) and then turning into the prevailing breeze for 11-18.

 

Par 72

Yards 6529

 

Special Rules: Long socks with shorts. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Tie and Jacket in the clubroom after 11 Am. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Walking Only with caddies (Included)

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Ranking

World: 22

 

What can you say about the 22nd best golf course in the world other than WOW! IT starts with the member of staff in a tie and blazer, an incredibly warm welcome, and goes to the professional caddie that guides your round as you tee off on the first hole of this Par 70 6340 yard course. Each and every hole is one to fall in love with. The 4th with the tallest and deepest bunker in England, the 5th as you catch your first sight of the sea, where the romans landed in 46 AD, every hole is a pleasure to play and this course deserves its ranking in the worlds top 30. Caddies are included in your round and are essential in making the experience as special as it is.

 

Par 70

Yards 6340

 

Special Rules: Long socks with shorts. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 18. Walking Only with Caddies (Included). Jacket and Tie in the Clubhouse after 11 am.

HOTELS

Dukes Palace Hotel

Bruges, Belgium

 

Hotel Dukes’ Palace ***** superior, a former residence of the Burgundian aristocracy and a unique five-star hotel in Flanders, is ideally located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges. The 110 rooms, including elegant suites, luxury rooms and spacious family rooms, are all unique and combine contemporary comfort with authentic elegance of the 15th century. From the moment you enter one of the 110 rooms or suites, you will appreciate the gracious touches and tranquility of the 15th century palace.

 

Marble bathrooms, high-quality materials, unique historic frescoes, first-class cotton sheets: luxury and comfort are assured

Hotel Nassau - an Autogragh Collection

Breda, Netherlands

 

Hotel Nassau Breda offers you a one of a kind experience in a passionately restored religious historical setting. The stunning architecture combined with our luxurious services and facilities, will ensure no one is invulnerable to the guilty pleasures of life. Choose dreams over sleep. Hotel Nassau Breda, the best hotel by far for those that don’t just seek a hotel, but seek an experience instead. Heavenly beds, demonic events, angelic staff and a food sanctuary with the devout name ‘Liefdegesticht', the Asylum of Love. Hotel Nassau Breda is an expansive complex of various national monuments on one of Breda’s oldest streets.

All rooms and suites are generously equipped and exquisitely decorated with luxurious Swiss Sense beds, a stylish bathroom, high-speed Wi-Fi internet and convenient amenities, such as a fridge, safe, workstation and coffee- and tea-making facilities.

The Grand Sofitel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Located between two gentle canals in the heart of the city, The Grand boasts a rich history; from a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings, to the headquarters of the Admiralty to the City Hall of Amsterdam. The hotel offers five-star luxury in a unique ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur. The spacious accommodations, the exceptional food and beverage proposition, the historic meeting/event venues and the indulgent Sofitel SPA captivate and seduce everyone into visiting this hotel.

 

The 179 rooms including 52 suites offer a harmonious blend of historic and modern stylistic elements of the hotel and are equipped with the advanced technology expected by today's traveller

Sofitel Alter Wall

Hamburg, Germany

 

Creative ingenuity meets French art de vivre in this luxury Hamburg hotel which rests by a quiet canal in the historic German citys heart.

 

Near Alster Lake Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall is a harmonious union of high function and contemporary decor. A design aesthetic of opulent purism brings a bold chic blend of simple and luxurious materials marble and glass plush fabrics and steel.

 

The  spacious rooms have magnificent marble bathrooms, soft dressing gowns, WIFI and 24-hour room service. Some rooms in this first-class accommodation in the center of Hamburg offer views of the canal.

Amberley Castle Hotel

West Sussex, England

 

Part of the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel located in the picturesque village of Amberley at the foot of the South Downs. Privately owned by Andrew and Christina Brownsword, this magnificent 900-year-old castle is enclosed by a 60 foot high curtain wall and portcullis that remains open, behind which you will discover an enchanting hotel offering the highest standards of food and service. Bedrooms are resplendent with the luxurious facilities you would expect from a country house hotel.

 

All 19 bedrooms at Amberley Castle are luxuriously appointed. Every room is unique in design, furnished with antiques and fine fabrics. Naturally all come with crisp white linen, plumped up pillows and sumptuous Vispring beds to guarantee that perfect night's slumber.

Eastwell Manor

Boughton Lees, Kent, England

 

This beautiful manor castle was completed in 1550, and one of the lead workers, Richard Plantagenet, was the illegitimate son of King Richard III. It´s most famous occupant was Prince Alfred, duke of Edinburgh and second son of Queen Victoria, who also visited there frequently. Since then the Manor was converted into a luxury hotel, and will form our base for the last few days in the UK. Each of the manor house rooms has been fitted with luxury items while maintaining the feel of luxury from times past.

CRUISE

Queen Mary II

Flagship of the Cunard Line

 

Queen Mary 2 is a remarkable flagship, her style and elegance are legendary. Above all, it‘s the space she offers and the luxury for you to do as little or as much as you wish which sets her apart.

Welcome to a true icon. You’ll find an incredible sense of freedom from the space she offers. Whether you’re in the mood for complete relaxation or something more active, you can find it. Immerse yourself in enthralling entertainment, be indulged in the Canyon Ranch Spa Club or simply relax with a book in her vast library. You’ll discover remarkable craftsmanship in the elegant staterooms and suites and savouring her many sumptuous restaurants and bars is always a pleasure.

Queen Mary 2's facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea.

Club Balcony Stateroom

Approximately 248 sq. ft.

Indulge in a spacious balcony stateroom with the freedom to dine whenever you wish.

 

Each Britannia Club Balcony stateroom includes:

 

  • A king-sized bed, lounge area and desk with stationery.
  • Satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities and a mini-bar.
  • An invigorating shower and complimentary Penhaligon's toiletries.
  • Complimentary robe and slippers for everyone in your party.
  • Nightly turndown service, including a chocolate on your pillow.
  • Sparkling wine to welcome you on board.
  • Your own stateroom steward for the duration of your stay.
  • A spacious balcony overlooking the ocean with table and chairs to relax in.
  • A seven-pillow concierge menu.
  • Freedom dining in the Britannia Club restaurant.

TRANSPORTATION

Mercedes V Class Van

LGT Golf

 

Private chauffeur service

Our transportation has been chosen with you in mind, a luxurious van that is designed for luxury transportation in Europe. Our vans will take you safely from point to point, and the van and the Concierge remain yours exclusively throughout your entire journey with us.

 

Your luggage will be transported with us, and no matter the group size, there will be plenty of space.

 

golf clubs will be taken care of by the golf concierge, and luggage will be pre loaded on the morning of each travel day - simply leave it outside your room for collection.

MICHELIN STAR PACKAGE

Experience the height of fine cooking on your trip with the Michelin Package. Add this culinary adventure to your package.

 

In every city you will enjoy Michelin star restaurants for Dinner. The dinners are the restaurants famed tasting menu's. What better way to round of your day than with the best cooking a city has to offer.

 

Restaurants

 

1 Michelin Star

Gouden Harnck *

Zet'Joe *

Goffin *

Wolfslaar *

Monarh *

ZoutenCitroen *

The White Room *

Bougainville *

Vermeer *

Seven Oceans *

 

2 Michelin Stars

Haerlin **

Bianc **

Facil **

Lorenz Adlon **

 

3 Michelin Stars

Rutz ***

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES

 

UNITED KINGDOM: +44 208 068 1256

AUSTRIA: +43 660 390 5006

LGT Golf, a division of LGT Solutions s.r.o

Company number 04096461

 

enquiries@lgtgolf.com

 

PRIVACY POLICY - COOKIES POLICY

  • Royal Ostend Golf Club

    Royal Ostend Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 82

     

    Commissioned by King Leopold II and designed by Seymour Dunn, the course opened for play in 1903. Belgium’s only links course, it was renovated by famed Martin Hawtree in the 1990’s and is considered by some to be the best course in the country. Its 82nd spot in the rankings in Europe is well deserved. Wind plays a big part in the strategy on this course, and the greens and fairways are in great condition between April and October.

     

    Par 70

    Yards 6085

     

    Special Rules: Shorts with Knee length socks or mid-calf. No short socks. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 34

  • Royal Zoute Golf Club

    Royal Zoute Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 31

     

    Royal Zoute gained its royal charter in 1925, but the course had already been opened for play 25 years earlier. Redesigned by Harry Colt, the course started out as a links course, but after the tree planting in the late 1940’s Royal Zoute has become a Hybrid Links course. Having hosted the Belgian Open 8 times, it has seen a lot of professional golfers including Arnold Palmer, Sir Nick Faldo to name but two. Nick Faldo described it as a hidden Gem.

     

    Par 72

    Yards 6865

     

    Special Rules: Socks must cover ankles completely. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 34

  • Royal Antwerp Golf Club

    Royal Antwerp Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 43

     

    Royal Antwerp is home to Belgium's oldest golf club, dating back to 1888. Designed by Tom Simpson, it has since developed into one of the finest wooded heathland courses in north west Europe. The terrain is relatively flat, providing an easy-walking course, although one with plenty of inherent challenges, not least staying out of the trees and plentiful bunkering, and getting down in two on the usually immaculate and fast greens. Water ditches are scarce, making a brief appearance on just a couple of holes. At over 6600 yards from the back tees the course plays long enough for most golfers, especially if there's a bit of wind swishing around between the pines. This is not a layout that requires a booming drive off every tee.

     

    Par 73

    Yards 6824

     

    Special Rules: Socks must cover ankles completely. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 28 Walking only

     

  • Bernardus Golf Club

    Bernardus Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 25

     

    A private member golf club, the Kyle Philips course only opened in 2018 and is set to become one of his masterpieces. Host of the 2021 KLM Dutch Open and already ranked 25th in Europe, the course is a picture of harmonious balance between nature, golf and player. The scorecard “only” offers from the white tees called “60” with a slope rating of 139, the 6595 yards give 14 shots to a 10.5 handicapper. The Tour tees are at a staggering 153 Slope rating, giving that same handicapper 20 shots! Currently still a walking only course, with buggies set to be allowed once the maturity sets in.

     

    Par 72

    Yards 6595

     

    Special Rules: Socks must cover ankles completely. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 28 Walking only

  • Utrecht De Pan Golf Club

    Utrecht De Pan Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 3

    World: 86

     

    The name Harry Colt could have been used to title this tour, as we find many of the worlds top 100 courses designed by that iconic golf architect. Utrecht de Pan is no exception ranking 3rd in Europe and 86th in the world. The course is laid out in classic English heathland style doglegging through stands of pine, birch, and oak. Martin Hawtree renovated the course in the 1990’s cementing De Pan’s place in the worlds top rankings. And to remind us all of the courses name, the statue of Pan greets you as you walk off the 18th.

     

    Par 72

    Yards 6288

     

    Special Rules: Long socks with shorts. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Buggies available on an extremely limited basis.

  • Hilversumsche Golf Club

    Hilversumsche Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 32

     

    The Hilversumsche Golf club just underwent a major rebuild of its club house, but the Harry Colt designed course still ranks as Europes 23rd best. As a championship golf venue, the course has hosted a staggering 30 Dutch Open Championships, the last of which was in 2012. Harry Colt, the star architect at the beginning of the 20th Century saw his work renovated by the star of the 21st Century, Kyle Philips, letting the course stand the test of time. Like De Pan, the course is a private members club and one of the most exclusive in the Netherlands.

     

    Par 72

    Yards 6933

     

    Special Rules: No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Buggies available.

  • Winston Golf Club

    Winston Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 69

     

    East of Hamburg lies one of Germany’s most controversial courses, because it’s a links course that’s no where near the ocean. David Krause designed a course that doffs its hat to the original links courses, but in such a clever way that there are no more than a few steps from green to tee. Seeded with 3 different types of Fescue, the only difference between fairway, rough, green and tee-box is just the height of the cut. For the high handicapper, this course is not recommended. At 7000 yards the course is punishing unless you keep it on the short stuff, but wow what an experience to play this incredible course.

     

    Par 72

    Yards 7000

     

    Special Rules: Handicap Certificate required Max 36. Walking only. Electric trolleys available

  • Hamburg Falkensteiner Golf Club

    Hamburg Falkensteiner Golf Club

    Ranking

    Europe: 11

     

    Harry Colt was also asked to design the new course for the Hamburg Golfclub, and in 76 days, with horse, tractor and 140 men completed the task including the seeding. What emerged is one of the best inland tracks in continental Europe, and one of the few courses that have Colt’s original bunker systems and green complexes as thought out by the great designer. This is due in large part to the perfect land. With a complete absence of water on the course, this is a perfect chance to play Harry Colts finest design in Germany.

     

    Par 71

    Yards 6335

     

    Special Rules: No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Walking only.

  • West Sussex Golf Club

    West Sussex Golf Club

    Ranking

    World: 91

     

    West Sussex is little-known except by real golf aficionados, yet it offers one of England’s best heathland challenges. This is heathland golf at its prettiest and best, on a layout where design intricacies form the bulk of the challenge rather than length. Affectionately known as a long short course, don’t let the par of 68 and modest length of 6,351 yards lull you into a false sense of security, for there is only one par 5 – the opening hole – and several lengthy par 4s, especially on the back nine. The opening Par 5 is the easiest on the course, and its best to get your birdie on the cards as the challenge of the course hasn’t even started.

     

    Par 68

    Yards 6351

     

    Special Rules:  Caps, visors, hats and waterproofs should be removed when in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 36. Walking only

  • Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

    Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

    Ranking

    World: 95

     

    Royal Cinque Ports (pronounced 'Sink' port, and also known as Deal) is a classic links course which will have you grinning from ear to ear. It's been host to the Open on two occasions and countless top quality amateur tournaments. Right on the coast, it is probably rare to find Cinque Ports on a calm day and the yardages on the card will only count for so much. From the yellow tees it is a pleasant 6.500 yards and it’s a classic out and back course with the first in front of the clubhouse playing to the south before turning along the shore for holes 2-10 (normally with the wind) and then turning into the prevailing breeze for 11-18.

     

    Par 72

    Yards 6529

     

    Special Rules: Long socks with shorts. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Tie and Jacket in the clubroom after 11 Am. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 24. Walking Only with caddies (Included)

  • Royal St George’s Golf Club

    Royal St George’s Golf Club

    Ranking

    World: 22

     

    What can you say about the 22nd best golf course in the world other than WOW! IT starts with the member of staff in a tie and blazer, an incredibly warm welcome, and goes to the professional caddie that guides your round as you tee off on the first hole of this Par 70 6340 yard course. Each and every hole is one to fall in love with. The 4th with the tallest and deepest bunker in England, the 5th as you catch your first sight of the sea, where the romans landed in 46 AD, every hole is a pleasure to play and this course deserves its ranking in the worlds top 30. Caddies are included in your round and are essential in making the experience as special as it is.

     

    Par 70

    Yards 6340

     

    Special Rules: Long socks with shorts. No caps to be worn in the Clubhouse. Handicap Certificate/Card required, max 18. Walking Only with Caddies (Included). Jacket and Tie in the Clubhouse after 11 am.