Netherlands

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The Netherlands, or Holland as it is often misguidedly known, is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Amsterdam’s tulips and its colourful sometimes alternative scene, attracts millions of visitors each year.

Windmills, canals, bikes and its low-lying land are synonymous with this friendly nation, which seems to be full of tall people. But it’s only a small country, which will always be very big in our hearts, not least because there is some capital golf to be played, and new courses are still being developed.

With 250 golf courses in the Netherlands, serving more than 400,000 registered club members, golf is big business for the Dutch but it has not quite captured the imagination of visiting golfers. Those in the know head to the Dutch North Sea coast to seek out the unsung links courses that rival the best coastal layouts in Britain and Ireland. Honestly, it’s true. And did we mention the Golden Age heathland courses? The Netherlands is just waiting to be discovered.

Our Top 25 Golf Courses of The Netherlands rankings were last updated in January 2018. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Netherlands

Koninklijke Haagsche

1st Netherlands Ranking

The similarity between this Dutch linksland and that of the British coastline is uncanny. Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club is an exacting layout which pitches and rolls across undulating land.

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Utrecht de Pan

2nd Netherlands Ranking

Host to the Dutch Open on three occasions, Utrecht de Pan Golf Club is a strategic and exacting layout which requires thought rather than muscle, especially during the homeward nine.

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Kennemer

3rd Netherlands Ranking

As soon as you arrive at Kennemer Golf & Country Club and you catch a glimpse of the undulating links land and the thatched-roof clubhouse, you know you are somewhere special.

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Eindhoven

4th Netherlands Ranking

Eindhovensche Golf Club was inaugurated in 1930 and the great Harry S. Colt routed the course through a dense forest a few kilometres to the south of Eindhoven.

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Bernardus

5th Netherlands Ranking

Shortly after a soft opening in the summer of 2018, it was announced that Bernardus will host three editions of the KLM Open on the European Tour from 2020 onwards...

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Noordwijkse

6th Netherlands Ranking

Noordwijkse is classic links course on undulating linksland with each hole winding its way through the dunes and occasionally, in a Formby-like style, through pine woods.

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Hilversumsche

7th Netherlands Ranking

Hilversumsche Golf Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in the Netherlands but thankfully you can still get a midweek game if you book in advance.

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Rosendaelsche

8th Netherlands Ranking

Rosendaelsche Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the Netherlands (formed in 1895) and is heathland golf at its very best, played over gently undulating forested terrain.

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Lage Vuursche

9th Netherlands Ranking

The Golfsociëteit De Lage Vuursche layout was fashioned by Kyle Phillips and it opened for play in the year 2000. This was an ambitious restoration project which aimed to revert flat farmland back to its former glory of rolling terrain flanked by woodland.

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Stippelberg (Championship)

10th Netherlands Ranking

Golfbaan Stippelberg is a wonderful new addition to the Dutch golfing scene. Architects Michiel van der Vaart , Philip Spogaard and Gerard Jol made the most of the dream landscape for their first new project.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses reviewed
1 Maarten Courses Reviewed 16
2 Jim McCann Courses Reviewed 13
3 BB Courses Reviewed 13
4 David Davis Courses Reviewed 12
5 Fraser Courses Reviewed 7
6 Peter Wood Courses Reviewed 7
7 Javier Pintos Courses Reviewed 5
8 Jim Brady Courses Reviewed 4
9 Fergal O'Leary Courses Reviewed 4
10 Matt Collings Courses Reviewed 4