Golf In The Netherlands
With no less than 420,000 golfers and 275 golf courses, golf is the fourth sport in the Netherlands and this number is still growing. The mild maritime Dutch climate means golf can be played year-round. Golf in the Netherlands is accessible and affordable for everyone, partly thanks to a diverse offer and a high percentage of ‘small courses’ such as par-3 courses and pitch & putt courses.
The Netherlands has a substantial number of golf courses that fall high in international course lists and are among the top of the world. Amongst these are of course Bernardus Golf, but also Golf Club De Pan in Utrecht (a traditional Colt classic) and The Kennemer Golf & Country Club in Zandvoort (the oldest linkscourse in the Netherlands).
The Royal Dutch Golf Federation (NGF) is immensely proud to be hosting the 2026 Solheim Cup. It believes the event and everything leading up to it will have a very positive impact on its strategic goals to attracting more young players, women in particular, to the sport. The Netherlands may be a small country, it is determined to deliver the greatest Solheim Cup ever!
“I think Bernardus can easily reach a top 50 ranking in the world, it’s one of the best new golf courses I've seen."
Anthony Wall, Two times DP World Tour winner and on-course commentator for the European tour