The avid and spoiled golfer wants more than a series of holes. They want a varied route in opulent natural beauty, the best facilities and top-class gastronomy. Like in these 3 golf paradises. Text: Floris Kappelle
Editorial staff: Nathalie Wittendorp

The Duke

The time when dukes hobbled panting behind deer is long gone. Today people are on the hunt for nice scorecards and good meetings. Business club The Duke offers entrepreneurs in particular a home for both business and private relaxation. In the wooded Brabant landscape near Nistelrode, old friends meet on the well-maintained 18-hole course. Afterwards you can have dinner in the beautiful clubhouse. Promise: top-class gastronomy. This is the only golf restaurant in the Netherlands to be listed in the Gaultmillau and Michelin with no fewer than two pieces of cutlery.


All eyes are currently focused on the Netherlands' newest golf course: Bernardus in Cromvoirt in Brabant. No expense was spared. The result: a wonderfully quiet 18-hole course of unprecedented quality. A round of Bernardus: certainly a pleasure from a sporting point of view. There is also a lot going on in terms of culinary delights. In addition to the enormous clubhouse, top chef Edwin Kats runs restaurant Noble Kitchen. Striking: 350 meter long driving range with bar. Always nice to have a dry sherry between two buckets of balls.

Royal Limburg Golf Club

Founded in the 18s to accommodate Limburg golfers. They got to work in the middle of the Tenhaagdoornheide nature reserve. The result: a challenging course, partly between heathlands and sand dunes, and partly in a wooded area. Over the years, the 2007-hole course has emerged as a valued course for competitive players. The course can be played all year round. The appreciation was reflected in the years 2012 and XNUMX, when the KLGC was voted the best golf course in Belgium by the best players in the country.