With a mix of classic designs by Golden Age architects and modern masterpieces, Continental Europe has an exceptional array of courses – and this is the definitive ranking of them
NCG TOP 100s
One of Noordwijkse’s strongest suits is its unspoilt surroundings; and the sense of an epic canvas as you survey the landscape before you.
Continental Europe and Netherlands
Created by a Napoleonic general, owned by 007 and shaped by a titan of business - this is no ordinary destination.
Continental Europe and France
The Bro Hof Slott Stadium course is indubitably one of the most breathtaking and dramatic courses in continental Europe.
Continental Europe and Sweden
Royal Zoute is defended by penal links bunkering but has many more trees – a number that includes many varieties – than seen on British seaside courses.
Belgium and Continental Europe
Royal Bled's golf club sits a mile from the shores of the lakeside town and was founded in 1937 as a retreat for the Yugoslav royal family.
Continental Europe and Slovenia
If evidence was ever required as to the worth of a course undergoing a through renovation, Hardelot Les Pins would be a prime candidate.
Hilversumsche is a real test even for strong players. Indeed this is a course of relentless questions, notably from the tee but also around its greens.
The back nine at Real Sotogrande is fantastic, with holes around the lake especially good. Overall, the whole feel of the course is terrific.
Continental Europe and Spain
La Mer is the premium offering at Le Touquet but is supported by La Foret and nine-hole Le Manoir. A wonderful French venue.
There is a feeling throughout Eindhoven of tranquillity as you play along corridors between the mature trees that are still wide to this day.