THE HAGUE

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The Hague: This fictional course is located just outside The Hague, which is southwest of Amsterdam in South Holland, The Netherlands.  The course was inspired by the Dutch artist, Mondrian, and reflects the individuality of this Artist's philosophic investigations and consequent evolved style.  Mondrian's desire to achieve a pure plastic space is reflected in the relative flatness of this inland rolling links-style course. Molded from land reclaimed from the sea, the area was mostly farmland. Other than a group of four holding ponds the water on the course is the result of an old irrigation canal that winds through one side of the diamond shaped layout. Using Mondrian's own late painting, Victory Boogie Woogie  as a source of inspiration the configuration of the holes is simply horizontal and vertical in nature. Thus the course takes on a relatively formal appearance from above.  Be assured though that the experience playing these varied 18 holes quite natural in appearance and devoid of monotonous shot challenges.  There are short (304 yards) to long (468 yards) par-4's; short (155 yards) to long (238 yards) par-3's; and 3 possibly reachable par-5's with only the 18th (588 yards) definitely beyond 2 full shots.  There is plenty of vegetation in the form of gorse, deep weeds and grass to frustrate the golfer, but not one tree comes into play normally.  Bunkers range from shallow to deep, small to large, but most are quite rough with heavy wind-blown sand that is never raked.  It is important to examine fairways for the best landing areas because they are not all smooth and actually can be quite rough in places.  This is an old-style course that may seem short with modern equipment and balls, but played in the prevailing stiff wind that blows across easterly from the English Channel, this is a classic test of skill and fortitude.

The Hague was designed on computer using the Jack Nicklaus 5 Designer. To play the course requires the Jack Nicklaus 5 software published by Accolade and available widely at most software retail outlets.  The Hague, along with many other fine original JN5 and GBC courses, is presently available for download from links found at The Course Depot, as well as Sue Lane's Gus n' Golf.

Artists' Golf is is a conceptual work of art Copyright 1995 - 2005 by David B. Lewis and all original paintings, drawings and art work, as well as computer rendered course designs are Copyright by David B. Lewis. All rights reserved. Course maps are original artistic interpretations and impressions from a variety of sources and are not intended to be accurate renderings or representations of the actual courses. Artists' Golf  is in no way affiliated with and/or supported by Jack Nicklaus GBC which is copyrighted by Activision Software.

For questions or comments please send e-mail to David.


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