I played here in 2014 and had high expectations after the reviews here and after seeing the course via the excellent club app. Unfortunately, I have rarely been more disappointed in a course than the Dutch. The facilities are superb and the locker rooms very luxurious but once out on the course it is a big letdown. Plonked in a couple of flat fields between Amsterdam and Rotterdam the layout is largely dull - apart from a three holes (2nd, 3rd, 12th) the rest run along the compass lines with only the shape of water / occasional mounding to break it up. With few interesting doglegs, elevation changes or strategic holes I struggle to understand how this course is so highly ranked. The International - also a modern course is far more interesting and enjoyable.
Date: January 13, 2016