History

Few golf clubs in the Netherlands have such a rich reputation as De Pan. No matter how modern De Pan may be now: the traditional setting gives the feeling of playing on historical ground. The images below show the development of De Pan from its foundation in 1894 to the present. 

2019

LUSTRUM - 125 YEARS
We honored the golf course with a nod to the brilliant architect Harry Colt who designed our course and a contemporary band with the lustrum theme 'Coltplay'.

2007

Both the first men’s team and the first women’s team become national champions.

2005-2011

The first women’s team of De Pan become national champion six times in a row in the period between 2005-2011

1999

In 1999, a team from UGC de Pan won the 'Overseas Cup' in the annual International Colt Tournament at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, England for the first and only time.

1994

In 1994, the 100th anniversary is celebrated by, among other things, the members contributing a bronze statue of de Panfluiter.

1982

In 1982, the Dutch Open is played on De Pan for the last time. 

The winner is Paul Way. 
Score: 276 (-12).

1969

In 1969, the Dutch Open is played on De Pan again.

The winner is Guy Wolstenholme.

1966

In 1966, De Pan is the scene of an episode of the series:

Shells Wonderful  World of Golf.

1965

In 1965, Cees Dorrestein and Jan Ouderdorp were appointed as professionals, succeeding Jos van Dijk.

1964

In 1964, the first club magazine was published on the initiative of J.L.A. Baron van Ittersum; in 1974, it was given the name Pan-Flet.

1958

In 1958, Jos van Dijk celebrates his “50th anniversary” at the club, he has been employed there for 40 years.

1946

In 1946, Jonkheer Alfred Calkoen van Limmen became president of the club. 
He continues to be president until 1964.

1937

KLM Dutch Open for Professionals

Winner: Flory Van Donck
Score: 285 (-3)

1936

In 1936, Prince Bernard played De Pan for the first time, even before his marriage to Princess Juliana.
He shall remain a loyal visitor and becomes a member in 1938. 

1934

In 1934, the Dutch Open is played on De Pan, this time over 72 holes.

Winner: Sid Brews.

1932

It was decided to extend the course to 18 holes; the second nine holes were opened in October 1932. 

1929

The first nine holes were opened on 11 May 1929. When the course was commissioned, the name of the club was changed to Utrechtsche Golfclub 'de Pan', based on the name of the site that was traditionally known as the Panbos.

1928

On 16 September 1928, the foundation stone is laid for the clubhouse, designed by Mr Mertens.

1927

The Doornsche Golf Club was renamed the Utrechtsche Golf Club De Pan in 1927 and moved to the current course in Bosch en Duin (municipality of Zeist).

1926

Since the owner of the sites wanted to use them again, the club decided in 1926 to build a new course in Bosch en Duin; a site provided by NV Schaerweijder Bosschen. English golf architect, Harry S. Colt, was asked to construct the course. 

1919

In 1919, Jos van Dijk was appointed professional as the successor to Henry Burrows.

He started as a caddy in 1908. 
In 1927, he participated in the British Open.

Jos van Dijk was a professional for more than 45 years, gaining national and international recognition.

1918

The club has been the scene of the Dutch Open five times: in 1918 (at the Doornsche Golfclub), 1934, 1937, 1969 and 1982. 
In 1918, the Dutch Open Golf Championship is played over 36 holes at the Doornsche Golfclub.

The winner is the Belgian, Florent Gevers.

1914

Club members have always been involved in the development of golf in the Netherlands. In 1914, for example, the secretary of the Doornsche Golfclub, Jonkheer G.F. van Tets van Goidschalxoort, took the initiative to set up the Dutch Golf Committee in February 1914, which became the Dutch Golf Federation in 1972.

1894

Utrechtse Golfclub “de Pan” was founded in January 1894 as the Doornsche Golfclub. After being established in Doorn, 9 holes were used behind the Bornia house in Driebergen in March 1894.