Golf in the Netherlands: unexpectedly remarkable
Renowned golf courses
This is what The Dutch looks like
Golf resorts in Nederland
There are few golf resorts in the Netherlands. If you wish to stay at one of these, your options are limited to: De Drentsche Golf & Country Club, G&CC Lauswolt, Bernardus (host of the Dutch Open, an internationally renowned golf tournament), Bergvliet, Crossmoor, or de Texelse. Since the country is so small, you will not need to travel far.
From Amsterdam to the golf course
The expert: Jeroen Korving
The 'Oude Negen' (Old nine)Be sure to play at least one of the ‘Oude Negen’ (Old Nine) golf courses when visiting the Netherlands. I especially recommend the following courses: Koninklijke Haagsche, De Pan, Noordwijkse, Kennemer, Rosendaelsche, Eindhovensche, or de Hilversumsche. These courses are often only available on weekdays.
Select unique golf coursesTry some of the unique Dutch courses. Play four meters below sea level at De Zaanse or another ‘polder’ course such as Westwoud. Or play Links Valley, the only reversible golf course in Europe. Also take the Dutch landscape into consideration. If you play Tespelduyn in the town of Noordwijkerhout during the middle of April, you will see the Dutch tulip fields blooming in all their glory.
Special daysPlan your visit to the Netherlands on a holiday, such as King’s Day (April 27), Liberation Day (May 5), or during the Dutch Open. The choice is yours; join the crowds and party with the locals or head out to a golf course to enjoy the peace and quiet. Many courses organize something special during these days to entice people to come and play.