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The Dutch Golf Club

Haarweg 3,

Spijk, Gelderland 4212 KJ

  • Office

    +31 (0)88 33 99 133
  • Pro shop

    +31 (0)88 33 99 120
  • Fax

    +31 (0)88 33 99 101
  • Golf pro

    Tim Giles (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    A Colin Montgomerie Signature Course created with Ross McMurray of European Golf Design.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6522
5857
5076
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
75.4
70.9
73.3

At the same location:

In time, an 18-hole Sam Torrance designed, public access course is planned to open at The Dutch.

Location

Latitude:

51.847984

Longitude:

5.021412

How to get there:

42 km S of Utrecht / 44 km E of Rotterdam.

The Dutch Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2010

The Dutch Golf Club, with its fully private members-only course, opened its doors for play in October 2010. What greeted the club's members and their invited guests was a challenging Colin Montgomerie design, where a typically flat expanse of Dutch farmland had been transformed into a top-quality championship layout ... one that would feature in the Netherland's bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Located alongside the small town of Spijk, just outside Gorinchem, the course exudes a predominantly open, inland links character. Links afficianados will warm to the square-cut tee boxes, gently rolling sculpted terrain, and tufted mounding that lines several fairways. However, the big departure from a traditional links can be measured by the amount of water in play ( ... rather than in view alongside the course!).

Here at The Dutch several small lakes and meandering water ditches play a significant part in proceedings. The middle section of the front-nine is the least impacted by water. Almost the entire back-nine will require careful course management and adroit ball striking if you are to stay "dry".

The plan is that this open linksy layout at The Dutch will be joined at some time by a second 18-hole course, which will be open to green fee payers.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Within a few years of opening The Dutch became an established European Tour venue, hosting both the Dutch (KLM) Open and Dutch Senior Open championships (see our Tournaments section >by venue >The Dutch).

Six European countries vied for the honour to host the 2018 Ryder Cup. The Dutch was the chosen venue to front the Netherlands' bid. After the lengthy bidding process, the French bid came out on top, with Golf National in Paris as the winning venue.

Published ranking

2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.

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