Personally… I don’t know why they have trees on a golf course. Or water for that matter. Or why not make all the greens flat as billiard tables and remove the sand traps. Because seriously, I’d still have a hard time on a course like that. The Haarlemmermeersche, however, has all of that tricky stuff and more sprinkled throughout a very pretty setting.  A tough match indeed.

I played several of the most embarrassing holes of my life here and Daniel took full advantage playing solid as usual. Greens that are speedy and undulated played havoc with our putting and chipping, and I tried to play a game of how many trees I could hit on one hole. But it was a beautiful setting to get beaten up on and quality facilities as well. So while I struggled, at least I did it with a smile on my face.