Oude Haagseweg 200,
Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland 1171 PE
18 holes. Inland, links-style. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Open countryside. A9 motorway flanks the west side of the course; beyond that is Schiphol International airport.
11 km SW of Amsterdam centre.
The International: Located on the outskirts of Amsterdam, The International is home to an inland links-style layout that provides a wonderful test for your all-round game. It is however a private course, generally playable only by its individual and Corporate members and their invited guests.
Designer Ian Woosnam has crafted many attractive and challenging holes into this modern open layout. Plenty of stylish bunkering, small bushes and wispy fescues line the generally good-width fairways. But perhaps most threatening of all are good-size ponds that lurk alongside several fairways and greens. The back-to-back par-5 3rd and par-3 4th are two of the most dangerous holes; plenty of water awaits in front of their stone-fronted greens. The par-4 5th and 6th holes will also test your nerve alongside water, as will the short risk-reward par-5 18th.
Leaving aside the layout's proximity to the busy A9 motorway and to Schiphol (Europe's fifth busiest airport), this pleasantly undulating and excellently maintained course is a delight to play - if you can get an invite. Within a year of opening it was already hosting European Senior Tour and Ladies European Tour events.
Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available. Golf carts available for hire.
Nearby Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands and fifth largest in Europe (behind London-Heathrow, Paris-CDG, Frankfurt and Istanbul-Ataturk). It is the home base of Dutch airline Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij - KLM (in English "Royal Airline Company").
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in continental Europe.
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