Groot Haesebroekseweg 22,
Wassenaar, Zuid Holland 2243 EC
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Coastal duneland and woodland.
Current layout designed by Harry Colt, Charles Hugh Alison & John Morrison (1938); most of the design is attributed to Hugh Alison.
10 km N of Den Haag
From the N44 a few km north of Den Haag, take the Wassenaar-Zuid exit at traffic lights on to Vanderoudermeulenlaan. After 0.6 km go straight across roundabout and continue on Stoeplaan. After 1.9 km turn left into Koninklijke Haagsche G&CC (look out for the small yellow sign on the right).
Koninklijke (Royal) Haagsche Golf & Country Club: "The Haagsche" as it is best known, is the most southerly of three world-class links courses on the Dutch coast. Together with Kennemer and Noordwijk, the Haagsche is located in a stunning stretch of duneland that runs from The Hague up to IJmuiden (near Amsterdam). All three courses are tucked into the sand hills that sit behind the North Sea shoreline.
On your first visit (and probably thereafter), you'll enjoy the stroll from Haagsche's sumptuous clubhouse, through the whispering pine trees and up to the elevated starter's hut. From here you look down onto the opening par-5 hole and across the rolling open terrain that typifies much of this course.
The narrow undulating holes are home to a multitude of mounds, dips and hollows. On the entire course you'll find only one fairway bunker (it's a different story around the greens) and no water hazards. Lining the fairways is an intimidating array of mounds, wispy fescues, bushes and trees, all contributing to the beauty of the course and its undoubted challenges.
This absorbing and testing layout contains a knee-trembling "Amen Corner." Prayers are indeed in order as you approach the pencil thin par-4 14th, the semi-hidden green of the par-4 15th, and the long-carry at the par-4 16th. After these three potential card-wreckers you'll be glad to stand on the wonderfully elevated 18th tee and look down this unforgettable par-5 hole, the imposing clubhouse majestically framing the final green.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends. Play is in 3-balls; 4-balls not permitted.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 24 (all players). Proof of handicap required.
Credit or debit cards only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available only for certified medical reasons.
The Haagsche was awarded its Koninklijke (in English "Royal") prefix by Queen Beatrix in 1993. | The club has hosted numerous top level tournaments, including the Dutch Open championship on several occasions. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at The Haagsche Golf Club.
Netherlands: 2nd best course in the Netherlands (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 13th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).
World: 78th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
Zijdeweg 54, 2245 BZ Wassenaar.
+31 (0)70 511 9344Visit website
A member of the Van der Valk group, this 90-room hotel is centrally located between The Hague and the seaside resort town of Scheveningen. The hotel facilities include a full-service restaurant, terrace and a bar.
Lange Houtstraat 5, 2511 CV Den Haag.
+31 (0)70 820 9980Visit website
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