In a country where from the end of May until the end of July, the sun never sets! Norway is regarded as one of the happiest places in the world by the United Nations, with dramatic landscapes, a midnight sun, and the northern lights the country is becoming a popular place to visit. Read more about Norway Bucket list and check out these golf courses in the land of the midnight sun.
Norway has quite a substantial number of golf courses, certainly in relation to the size of its population, and is becoming ever more popular with over 170 courses and 100,000 affiliated golfers.
Although COVID-19 is causing many of us to stay indoors and wear down our putting mats. It could be a good time to think about your next overseas golf trip.
Most golf courses are found in and around Oslo and near other larger cities such as Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim.
Located next to the sea Lofoten Links is the number 1 course in Norway, and opened in 2015.
From the end of August to mid October you can play golf in the evening and experience the Northern Lights.
Where the ocean is a water hazard on several holes and sandy beaches act as natural bunkers, you can enjoy playing and walking the course.
Take in some Viking history as the course is also located at Hov on Gimsøy, an island which showcases many historical relics.
So you can enjoy everything Lofoten Links has to offer you can choose to stay on the course at the Lofoten Links Lodges.
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Located in central north Norway Stiklestad Golfklubb stands by the Trondheim fjord. Several burial grounds can be seen as you walk the course, as it was regarded as one of the centres of Viking power.
A number of tournaments have been held here, including the Scandinavian title in 2016.
The 18-hole course plays 5901 meters, and is located on the Trones peninsula just north of Verdal city centre and 1 hour’s drive from Trondheim Airport Værnes.
At 6,889-yard the course is a fair walk. Named “The “Norwegian Beauty” the course is unique standing against the North Sea. The designer Robert Trent Jones II has given you 6 tees to choose from, and with plenty of water around the course, you’ll need to bring your ‘A’ game.
In addition to a unique course, there is a clubhouse with a convenience store, pro shop and changing rooms. Training facilities include driving range, short play area (under construction), warm-up net and putting green. Golf carts, trolleys and golf equipment are available.
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Trysilfjellet Golf Course
In a beautiful location at the foot of the Trysilfjellet mountain in Hedmark, and bordering Trøndelag to the north, Oppland to the west and Akershus to the south lies the Trysilfjellet 18 hole (par-72) golf course. With varied holes and narrow fairways the course is a joy to play.
A newly built clubhouse stands next to the stunning practice facilities include a large driving range, putting green, chipping area and practice bunker. Trysilfjellet is rated as the top 5 courses in Norway.
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Located in the south-easterly region of Telemark by the Norsjø lake is the Norsjø Golfpark which is also a part of the Telemark Canal.
A challenging 18-hole course features an extra 6 hole training course for those who need to practice. This demanding course has open fairways and difficult greens is set in wonderful views of the surrounding forest and lake.
Norway Bucket List: Check out these golf courses in the land of the midnight sun, written exclusively for Daily Scandinavian by Ben Thompson. Ben is a golf coach and editor of golfled.com a website sharing golf tips and advice.