The concept of The Dutch was conceived by four Dutch golf professionals who dreamed of a facility in The Netherlands capable of hosting tour events.
They worked with European Golf Design- and in particular Colin Montgomerie & Ross McMurray- to produce a course of the requisite standard.
The course opened in May 2011 and then immediately submitted an ultimately unsuccesful bid for The 2018 Ryder Cup (France won).
However The Dutch did host The KLM Dutch Open for 3 years from 2016-2018 and proved to be a perfect tournament site...
The Dutch is a modern, private and very exclusive club and it is a privilege to be invited to play.
Everything about the club is first class- the service, clubhouse, dining, and course maintenance are all superb
And the course is challenging with water and bunkers constantly demanding decisions.
The 'chocolate drop' mounds around the course, designed to add interest to a site that is pancake flat, are not to my taste. They look artificial
Despite this the course won me over with a succession of strategic holes demanding decisions on line and length
There are quite a number of interesting holes, and it's fun to play
This is a course you would be happy to play on repeat!
Notable holes include:
- hole 2, a strong par 4 that arcs around a lake
- hole 3, a short dogleg par 4 that requires some thought on length and line
- hole 10, an imposing par 3 with an all water carry
- hole 12, a most attractive short dogleg par 4 with water in play
- hole 16, an ‘in your face’ par 3 over water to a boarded green (see pic mid page)
- hole 18, a strong finishing par 5 that requires length and precision
The Dutch is a world class golfing facility with wonderful clubhouse & facilities, impressive service levels and a beautifully maintained course that is fun to play
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