Kennemer G & CC,
Martijn van der Meulen
Type of grass - Agrostis & Poa.
Height of cut - 2.25mm
Speed/Stimpmeter reading - 10.6 on Monday aiming to 11.0 by Wednesday
Any Specific comments - The 4th & 6th greens are only cut once a day due to its severe slopes. They are also cut at 2.5mm.
Type of grass - Fescue & Agrostis.
Height of cut - Tees - 6 m.
Any specific comments - There are plenty of elevated tees (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 16 & 17).
Type of grass - Fescue
Height of cut
- semi: 30mm
- intermediate: none
- rough: unmaintained
Weather in advance - Dry for the last week but very wet end of August.
Forecast for tournament - Mainly dry and breezy (NNE direction which is quite unusual with the prevailing wind being SW.
Opened - 1927
Course designer - HS Colt, Pennink & Van Hengel.
Special features - Seaside course with a links feel.
General Play-ability - Not a long course. Wind is always a factor here and position off the tee is crucial.
Tree lined / exposed - Fairly exposed.
Undulating / flat - Quite undulating.
Many / few water hazards - No water hazards in play.
Changes to the course - None.
- There are 3 loops of 9 holes at the Kennemer G & CC: A, B & C. The KLM Open course is a composite course played as follows: A1-A9 (tournament holes 1-9), B1, B2, B3, C13-C18 (tournament holes 10-18).
- The KLM/ Dutch Open has been played at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club 21 times since 1920.