Netherlands: Golf

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Netherlands Golf

The Netherlands has a reasonable selection of golf courses, although it must be said that it is not a major sport in the country. Nevertheless, like elsewhere in Europe, golf in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly popular. Many of the best Dutch golf courses are the work of Harry Shapland Colt, one of the most celebrated golf course designers of any era. His visit to the Netherlands produced the extraordinary courses at Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club, Kennemer and Utrecht. He also designed Hilversum, the 11-time Dutch Open host that has recently been revised by Kyle Phillips.