Location: Next to Amsterdam Schipol Airport
Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol – AMS (5 minutes; 5 km/ 3 miles)
54 holes stroke play
Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 October
Rounds 1 & 2:
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 October in Pro-Am format
1 Pro and 1 Amateur
Sunday 12 October
Professionals only (final round)
Travel infoThe Dutch Senior Open is easy to reach by car and public transport. Spectators traveling by car can use the normal car parking at Schiphol P3 or P4. From here regular busses take you to the golf course. Busses come every eight minutes and stop at the course entrance. Public transportation is another convenient way of reaching the International. Plan your trip in advance via www.9292ov.nl.
Type of grass - Creeping Bent A1 / A4
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10'
Any specific comments - Large, undulating greens.
Type of greens - English Ryegrass
Height of cut - 12mm
General width and contouring - 30 to 40 metres and undulating
Tees / collars
Type of grass - Fescue, English Rye, Poa Pratensis (tees) and Bent (collars)
Height of cut - 8mm
Type of grass - Different fescues for mown and tall rough.
Height of cut - Semi 32mm, intermediate 64mm, rough uncut.
Any specific comments - a few areas of tall rough are very thick.
Weather in advance - Dropping in temperature with a chance of rain.
Forecast for tournament - 12 to 13 degrees with a chance of rain, slight wind.
Opened - June 2012
Course designer - Ian Woosnam signature course
Special features - Challenging modern course with large greens.
General playability - A wide range of shots is required to play this course.
Undulating / flat - Undulating.
Tree lined / exposed - Exposed
Many / few water hazards - A few.
Changes to the course - None.
- Given that the course opened in 2012 it is in excellent condition.
- The key to scoring well lies from the tee, position your ball in the correct spot and the greens are accessible, otherwise it is very difficult to get close to the pin given the size and shape of the greens.
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