Wrap up: With the rounds 71, 75, 78, 73 a total of 9 over par I finished in 60th in the Big Green Egg Ladies Open. There were many positives to learn from, like the first nine on the last round were I shoot 32 (-4) on the front. I am happy that I made the cut, but not so happy about how my score on the last two rounds were a bit higher than I wanted it to. But I am lucky, another chance will come only in a few days again in the Aramco Team Series event in London. Stay tuned 🙂
We are now ready and set for the next LET event here in Holland beginning tomorrow Wednesday, 30. June – 3. Juli.
Here is an overview of the first nine holes of the Rosendaelsche Golf Club from my perspective…
The course is beautiful, with iconic tree lines shaping the holes. Firm greens and long holes will be a fun challenge!
Hole 1: 360 m, par 4
With a good tee shot there will only be a short iron into the green. The green slopes down from the front to the back left, with a big tree standing on the short left side of the green protecting a left pin position. We might be moved up 60 meters to a different tee box on this hole, which would only make the tee shot shorter as one would prefer to be in the same position for the approach shot because of how the fairway slopes to the left with a bunker is occupying the right side of the fairway 90 meters from the green.
Hole 2: 388 m, par 4
A long hole, where you with a solid drive still will have a long iron/hybrid into a firm green. This will be a challenging hole for many, and a birdie will definitely give you an edge on the field.
Hole 3: 313 m, par 4
A short par 4 where the landing area of a good drive is elevated sloping away from you. If you get a good bounce you find yourself with a short wedge into a long green where part of the green is hidden behind a bunker. If you choose a wood, you might find yourself in the up hill slope with a mid/long iron into the green.
Hole 4: 463 m, par 5
Unless the course gets really wet this hole can give you a good opportunity to reach the green in two if you can find the fairway. With two bunkers in front of the green the long approach shot has to be well placed to get the ball to role onto the greens surface. The green has two levels making the placement of the approach shot even more important.
Hole 5: 372 m, par 4
The tee shot is blind, making the fairway seem narrow with a dogleg right shape framed by tall trees. The green is relatively open and with to levels dividing the green laterally.
Hole 6: 176 m, par 3
The first par three on the front, straight forward with an inviting firm green.
Hole 7: 352 m, par 4
The hole is shaped with a dogleg to the left. There is a bunker in play eating up half the fairway on the left forcing you to play your tee shot down the right side. With a good tee shot the hole is an easy hole providing good opportunities with a big and flat green.
Hole 8: 486 m, par 5
A long par 5 with an open tee shot. If you play aggressively, you can hit a long lay up giving yourself only a short wedge into the green giving yourself a good opportunity for a good score. If moved up, we will be playing a tee box 60 meters closer to the hole, tempting the players to go for the green in two. There are definitely a temptation, but be aware of the high straws on the left which will take away chances of a birdie.
Hole 9: 153 m, par 3
An interesting and special hole where there is a large tree standing in fornt of the middel of the green. A good shot will carry the tree with ease and land on the big green. The challenge might not be the tree itself, but more a mental and visual threat. You can see the tee shot and the view from the green below.
On the link below you can see a film from the course, on the course’s own website.
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