Take Lessons with a qualified professional and become
a member of Golf4Holland
You will acquire basic skills
and get your Course Permission
NGF RULE EXAM
Practice and arrange the NGF
Rule Exam with an official Examiner
You will pass for the NGF Rule Exam and know
all you need about scoring and stableford
Play 9 or 18 holes with a marker and register
score with a result of 36 or more stableford points
You will obtain your Handicap 54 and
gain access to most golf courses!
What is Course Permission?
Course Permission is the permission to play on a golf course on your own, given by the golf professional or location, and valid only for one specific golf course. It is meant only to provide you temporary access to a golf course to gain course experience on your way to achieve NGF Handicap 54.
How much lessons do I need for Course Permission?
That depends on your background in sports and your natural abilities in golf. We recommend a minimum of 6 hours of lessons with a qualified golf professional.
What does Course Permission cost?
There are no costs for Course Permission.
Do I need to be a member of Golf4Holland for my Course Permission?
Yes. You have to be a member in order to get your Course Permission registered with the NGF.
How long does a Course Permission stay valid?
There is no fixed term. It is up to the locations to decide on the term. Some locations give you 4 months, others 1 year.
Can I arrange my Course Permission with Golf4Holland?
Of course. You can select one of our Partners and book a lesson. Then register with Golf4Holland. If you would like more information, feel free to call our friendly experts at the help desk on 0343-724990 or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can Golf4Holland arrange my Course Permission?
On any qualified golf location in the Netherlands.
Are there any exams or tests for Course Permission?
What is the NGF Rule Exam?
The NGF Rule Exam is a proficiency test on NGF Rules to qualify for NGF Handicap 54. The Rule Exam is an exam that consists of 30 questions, 10 about etiquette, 19 about rules and always 1 stableford calculation. You need to answer at least 23 questions correctly to pass for this exam. The NGF Rule Exam is a one hour written test with multiple choice questions.
How can I prepare for the NGF Rule Exam?
Our Golf Professionals can introduce you to the essential golfrules during a lesson. You can also prepare the NGF Rule Exam at home with these Rules Books or DVD’s
Can I arrange my NGF Rule Exam with Golf4Holland?
Of course. Request Rule Exam
Do I need to be a Golf4Holland member for my NGF Rules Exam?
Yes, Golf4Holland may only arrange exams for members
How long before I can take my Rule Exam with Golf4Holland?
It can be within 24 hours or even the same day you put in your request
NGF Rule Exam
Where can I take my Rule Exam with Golf4Holland?
Anywhere in the Netherlands
In what languages can I take my Rule Exam with Golf4Holland?
Dutch, English and German
What does it cost to take my Rule Exam with Golf4Holland?
25€ per person, payable at the exam in cash
Can I also take my Rule Exam orally?
Yes, there are situations that allow you to take the Rule Exam orally. Please contact us on 0343-724990 for more information.
What is NGF Handicap 54?
The NGF has created NGF Handicap 54 as proof that a golfer has mastered sufficient skills and ability, as well as enough knowledge of the Rules and Etiquette of golf to play independently on most golf courses.
NGF Handicap 54
What do I need to do to obtain NGF Handicap 54?
You have to get your Course Permission, pass the NGF Rule Exam and register a qualifying score that meets the criteria More details
What is Handicap Registration?
Handicap Registration is the process by which Golf4Holland exchanges your handicap with the NGF in order to provide you with your NGF pass and to keep your handicap with the NGF up to date.
What is Handicap Management?
Handicap Management is the entire process of maintaining your handicap, such as keeping your scores in accurate and timely fashion, to make sure that your Handicap at any given time is a correct reflection of your abilities.
What if I am a Member elsewhere?
Only one club may register your handicap with the NGF. The club registering your handicap is called your homecourse. You have to let both clubs know which club should be your homecourse.
Why do I need NGF Handicap Registration?
Without NGF Handicap Registration you will not receive a NGF pass, proving your playing ability. Without any proof of your playing ability most courses will deny you access.
How do I register my scorecards?
You can register your scorecards online or on your mobile, but you must keep them for a minimum period of 12 months.
You may also send your scorecards to Golf4Holland for registration by regular post or scanned by email. You must do this within 14 days after the date on the scorecard.
What information do I need to enter?
Just your hole-by-hole score
Is the course information of Golf4Holland up to date?
Yes, it is updated with the latest NGF golf course information
Can I enter courses that are not in the database?
All Dutch courses are in our database
Courses outside of the Netherlands would require you to enter the course details in the system
When are scorecards outside the Netherlands qualifying?
Scorecards in specific countries or scorecards played in official qualifying tournaments are qualifying.
Can I register a Non Qualifying scorecard?
Yes, the scorecard will have no effect on your handicap. It will affect your statistics.