Golf tiles Dutch Golf Museum

The Dutch Golf Museum is fortunate to have a number of beautiful golf tiles.

The tile industry in the Northern Netherlands flourished mainly from around 1600 to the beginning of the 20th century. They also made blue tiles with people who played colf, kolf or golf. This theme has been used from the 17th to well into the 19th century.

Old (1630 – 1650):

The motifs are great. There are three possible motives:

1) Candelabra border (2 tiles next to each other give a candlestick) combined with fleur de lis;

2) Wan-Li (after Wan-Li decoration on Chinese wall signs);

3) Ox head (simplified fleur de lis).

After 1660-1670:

The motifs become smaller. There are two possible motives:

1) Reduced ox head (greatly simplified fleur de lis);

2) Spider (combination of curved lines with 5 dots).

19th – 20th century:

The motifs are very small or even disappeared. As a motif, only a simplified spider (straight line with dots) remains.