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Top 5 Golf Courses in the Netherlands

Planning to visit the Netherlands this summer and fancy practicing your swing? The top five golf courses in the Netherlands listed below will spoil you for choice!

Dutch golf courses1. Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club

The Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club was founded in 1893 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Netherlands. The 18-hole golf course is spectacularly located in the dunes of Wassenaar, with each hole offering commanding views of the surrounding area. Golf clubs are not available for hire, so don’t forget to bring your own.

2. Noordwijkse Golf Club

This top golf club in Noordwijk aan Zee is also situated in undulating, natural sand dunes, and its 18-hole golf course is considered one of the most breath-taking in both the Netherlands and Europe. Again, you’ll need to bring your own your golf clubs, as renting is not possible here.

3. The International Badhoevedorp

A lovely golf course that’s nestled in a beautiful part of Badhoevedorp and designed by none other than top golfer, Ian Woosnam (Ryder Cup Captain and US Masters winner). Unfortunately the golf course is only available to non-members upon invitation, so you’ll need to request a formal introduction from one of your golfing circle members.

4. Utrechtse Golf club ‘de Pan’

The course of this famous Dutch golf club, which was founded in 1894, was designed by renowned golf course architect, Harry Shapland Colt, in 1929. The impressive fairways are set within a stunning forest that’s shared by a variety of Dutch wildlife, including foxes and deer, making for a truly unforgettable golfing experience. Golf clubs are not available for hire, so remember to bring your own.

5. Hilversumsche Golf Club

Established in 1910, Hilversum Golf Club is one of the oldest golf courses in Holland. Hidden amongst the forests of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug, 10 of its 18 holes were designed by renowned golf course architect, Harry Shapland Colt, who also created the ‘de Pan’ course at Utrecht Golf club. Forgotten your golf clubs? No problem – these are available for hire upon arrival.

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants.

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