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").
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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