What can I say, we’re members at this course and we’ve played it like 400 times between us. And while the mud can be an issue, it’s been a location that has allowed us to grow as players. It’s got a great practice area, and 4 x 9 hole courses with varying difficulties to allow for different playing abilities.
Burggolf De Purmer is actually one of the few courses in Holland with 36 holes (54 including the 9 hole par 3 course). Being able to mix and match all these holes is a nice thing, you won’t get bored of this course, that’s for sure.
The course, however, has as mentioned some problems with drainage, so if you’re going to play here in the winter keep in mind that mud can be abundant. It is undergoing big maintenance though, and a lot of holes have complete new drainage so, hopefully this will make the course dryer in the near future.
In the summer, the course is a joy to play, well maintained and the flora and fauna is beautiful.
The greens are big and not really undulated, speeds vary a lot but sometimes they can get pretty fast.
Bunkers are plentiful and some quite pretty, but after large rains can become boggy or in the wintertime, just straight up ponds (GUR) because of the drainage problems.
The yellow and white courses, are challenging holes with lots of water hazards and have some of the most picturesque spots of all the courses. Several of the holes have an approach shot that plays to a half island which can be quite difficult, accuracy is king on these holes.
The course is not very long, around 5700 meters depending on which holes you play.
The fact that it’s also an hotel is an advantage, the opening hours are longer than most golf courses and there’s an extensive menu with good food.