Course of the Month

August 2015

Esonstad, Netherlands Netherlands

The course is situated in Friesland, a province in the north of the Netherlands.

Friesland has 650,000 inhabitants. The capital is Leeuwarden.

Green fees are €16.00.  Pitch and Putt Esonstad is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Latest start time 16:30.

Esonstad presents an 18 hole Pitch and Putt course surrounded by nature!  The natural environment of the course guarantees a few hours of sporting fun for everyone!

The Esonstad course was designed on wetland by Gerard Jol Design. This course is hill and is really integrated into the landscape. In addition to integration into the landscape, Jol has also provided bunkers, water features and a very hilly landscape which pose a unique challenge.

From the course you will have a panoramic rural view over the countryside and the Lauwersmeer (a man-made lake and national park in the north of the Netherlands).

The course has 18 holes, all very different in length and appearance. There are two loops of nine holes.

For example, on holes 1 to 9 (called "Seedyk") you play next to the dike (embankment to hold back water) of the national park and in between all kinds of beautifully landscaped water features.
On holes 10 to 18 (called "Terps") you play with a view of the Lauwersmeer and Landal Esonstad (holiday chalet park). This nine features a large artificial pond, which also serves as a water reservoir for the irrigation of the course.

Distances of the holes vary between 30 and 70 metres.  On the rolling hills you will experience the beauty of the Frisian landscape. Dikes, water and sheep are typical of the beautiful surroundings. This area boasts the cleanest air in the Netherlands.  Uniquely located on the banks of the Lauwersmeer, all 18 holes on this undulating course are very challenging due to the latitude and altitude, many lakes and obstacles like bunkers. 

There are 6 additional teeing grounds for the more experienced player, including one from an island in the lake. With these additional tees, the course can be made longer and the challenge even greater. Distances on the longer course range from 36 to 88 metres.

The complex also features a driving range and a putting green.

As with many of the Dutch courses, there is a Landal chalet park close by.  Landal GreenParks is a dynamic organization, a leader in chalet-park management and rental. Landal has over 70 parks with a total of approximately 12,000 chalets. With 51 parks in the Netherlands, Landal leads the Dutch chalet-park market.

After their round players can visit the Waegh Brasserie, located in the Landal Esonstad, for a pleasant chat while enjoying a drink and a snack.

Further leisure facilities include a swimming pool, a playground, a children's club and restaurants. From Esonstad there's a ferry to Schiermonnikoog. 

Groningen is approx. 32 kilometres from Esonstad while the nearest airport is Eelde Airport, approx. 40 km. from the course.

Pitch and Putt Golf Esonstad
Skanserwei 28
9133 DV Anjum

T: +31-(0)519-32 95 55