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Course Info



Type of grass

- Bent grass; 50% A1 and 50% A4

Height of cut

- 3mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 11'6"

Any comments

- Quite large and undulating greens with a good variety of pin positions. Many slightly elevated greens with run offs. which will be very much in play



Type of grass

- 50% Fescue, 25% Rye, 25% Poa

Height of cut

- 9mm


- Average width. Generally flat but with gentle contouring in places

Any comments




Type of grass

- Fescue

Height of cut

- 6mm

Any comments




Type of grass

- Tall Fescue

Height of cut

- semi

- intermediate

- rough

- Any comments


- 25mm

- 64mm

- 84mm

- Rough is very consistent



Weather in advance

- Reasonably dry with sunny spells

Forecast for tournament

- Cool with scattered showers




- May 2011

Course designer

- European Golf Design and Colin Montgomerie

Special features

- Depsite being inland, the course has a strong links feel

General playability

- Excellent test of golf, tough but fair


- Generally flat with man-made mounds guarding the sides of most holes


- Exposed. Wind is always a factor at The Dutch

Water hazards

- Water hazards in play on holes 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18

Changes to the course

- Hogs back on hole 13 has been removed and returned to the fairway

- Left of 15th fairway has been re-shaped

- 13th fairway has been extended back towards the stream


- The course lays three metres under sea level. It settles/sinks 2-3cm per year. For this reason, the fairways, semi-rough and immediate rough are top-dressed up to 2-3cm every year.

- The Dutch was the venue for the Netherlands' bid for The 2018 Ryder Cup

Card of Course

The Dutch

HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14395361 103184168
24442404 114486444
34396362 124439401
43161147 135611559
54453414 143133122
65490448 155553506
74348318 163200183
83185169 174402368
94465425 185640585
Out3533353048 In3636483336

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WATTEL, RomainFRA18-15
2CONNELLY, AustinCAN18-14
T3WALTERS, JustinRSA18-13
T3COETZEE, GeorgeRSA18-13
T3HEISELE, SebastianGER18-13

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