Schiphol – Northbound Golfcourse
About ten years ago, the airport authorities at Schiphol Airport started to fill an artificial lake with soil in order to develop a golf course near the airport. The purpose of the golf course is to offer an extra service together with the new “lifestyle-hotel” that accommodates international travelers and provides them with business and conference facilities.
The plan is to build a 200-room hotel with restaurant and all other facilities, and to design a golf course with: an 18 hole-course, a 9 hole-course, a driving range, and other golf facilities. Together with the golf architect, EUROLANDSCAPE/HOLLANDSCHAP has worked on developing the landscape setting for the entire area. This includes an ecological zone, which was needed to fit the landscape area within an ecological corridor.
A long period of time was needed to settle and stabilize the surface of the soil, after it filled the artificial lake. Recently, the authorities have announced to start the construction of the golf course.