Date: Thu 07 Feb 2019

Construction work has started on a new nine holes at Golfclub De Haar near Utrecht, Netherlands.

EIGCA Member Bruno Steensels has designed the new holes, and Dutch contractor HGM began construction work in December 2018. Once the new nine is complete, the club’s existing nine holes will be renovated.

The course is located in the grounds of the nineteenth-century De Haar Castle in northwest Utrecht.

“Four new holes will be built outside of the park and five inside the South park,” said Steensels. “The existing holes will be totally reworked. We will reshape all the fairways so that the water system that we’re using gets water off the fairways and to the lake as quickly as possible via a storm-sewer system. We’re sand-capping the fairways, reducing the size of the bunkers and redesigning tees and greens.

“The routing of the existing nine is going to totally change. We’re rebuilding the course to a high standard and a completely new design. We’re going to reopen all the sightlines that were in the plan from Copijn. Our plan is to try to do elevations on the new nine as they are on the existing course – there won’t be much groundwork.

The work will be completed in three phases, with nine holes always open. The club aims to have the new nine in play in autumn 2019 and all 18 holes playable by 2020.

Click here to read more about Bruno Steensels.

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