When I told people I was off to Holland for a golf trip there were quizzical looks and three basic responses: 1. Are there any decent courses in Holland? 2. There won’t be many hills to climb there and 3. Are you really going for the golf or is it just an excuse for a trip to Amsterdam?

The reality is there are some cracking courses, more hills than you would expect and Amsterdam was saved until the last night.

The quality of courses is a really well-kept secret but in recent years word has been spreading. The latest Golf World Top 100 courses in Continental Europe had 4 Dutch courses in the Top 10 - the 4 we visited. You can read the full details of the trip we made here including some top tips on visiting this fantastic golfing nation.