Venue Info

Course Info


Type of grass - Bent grass; 50% A1 and 50% A4
Height of cut - 2.75 mm
Speed/stimp meter reading - 11’9’’ Monday morning aiming for 12’’
Any specific 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 & 50% Rye
Height of cut - 9 mm
General width and contouring - Average width. Generally flat but with gentle contouring in places
Type of grass - Fescue
Height of cut - 6 mm

Type of grass - Ryegrass
Height of cut:
semi - 25mm
intermediate - 64mm
rough - 90mm
Any specific comments - Rough is quite consistent.

Weather in advance - Extremely dry and hot summer followed by heavy rain last week (50mm).
Forecast for tournament - Some rain Wednesday night, dry, sunny and cool for tournament days.

Opened - May 2011
Course designer - European Golf Design and Colin Montgomerie
Special features - Despite being inland, the course has a strong links feel
General playability - Excellent test of golf, tough but fair
Undulating / flat - Generally flat with man-made mounds guarding the side of most holes
Tree lined / exposed - Exposed. Wind is always a factor at The Dutch.
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes; 1, 2, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 & 18.
Changes to the course - 1st fairway has been extended back 25 yards towards the tee.


Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers
- The course lays 3 metres under sea level. It settles / sinks 2-3 cm per year. For this reason, the fairways, semi-rough and immediate rough are top-dressed up to 2-3 cm every year.
- The Dutch was the venue for the Netherlands’ bid for the 2018 Ryder Cup and has hosted the KLM Open in 2016 & 2017 and the Dutch Masters (Staysure Tour) in 2018.


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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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WU, AshunCHN18-16
2WOOD, ChrisENG18-15
T3DETRY, ThomasBEL18-14
T3TANIHARA, HidetoJPN18-14
5HARRINGTON, PadraigIRL18-13

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