The Netherlands, or Holland as it is often misguidedly known, is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Amsterdam’s tulips and its colourful sometimes alternative scene, attracts millions of visitors each year. Windmills, canals, bikes and its low-lying land are synonymous with this friendly nation, which seems to be full of tall people. But it’s only a small country, which will always be very big in our hearts, not least because there is some capital golf to be played, and new courses are still being developed.
With close to 180 courses in the Netherlands, serving more than 350,000 registered club members, golf is big business for the Dutch but it has not quite captured the imagination of visiting golfers. Those in the know head to the Dutch North Sea coast to seek out the brilliant links courses, which rival the very best coastal courses in Britain and Ireland. Honestly, it’s true. The Netherlands is just waiting to be discovered.