Haagsche (Royal Hague)

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Frank Pont
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Haagsche (Royal Hague)

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architect

    C.H. Alison / J.S.F. Morrison
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Better known to English speakers as The Hague, The Netherlands’ highest-ranking course is a Morrison-and-Alison collaboration that plays across chaotically heaving fairways amid substantial dunes. How they were able to connect all 18 holes without an awkward moment is a marvel. So, too, is the variety of its greens, headlined by the famous hard-to-hit knob green at 6 followed by a well defended, diminutive sunken green on the ensuing hole. (Photo: Frank Pont)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 7, par-4, 351 yards: This short par-4 features a blind tee shot over a hill and then plays to a green nestled next to a towering dune.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The club’s restaurant has eats and drinks at favorable price points — plus a cozy setting.
  • Insider tip

    Bring your most comfortable shoes. This course is anything but flat, and the last thing you want is blisters on your feet.