Rediscovering Scandinavia’s Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers

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Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers

While primarily famed for its stunning landscapes, rich Viking history, and impressive breweries, you’ll be surprised to know that Scandinavia is also a go-to destination for golf enthusiasts. This European region is home to some of the most renowned courses that have to make it onto your bucket list. Here we’re rediscovering Scandinavia’s Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers.

 If you haven’t yet discovered the irresistible charm of Scandinavian golf courses but are already getting your car ready and revved for the road trip of a lifetime, here are a few clubs you’ll want to throw into your itinerary.

Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers
The Stiklestad Golfklubb doubles as a hiking and recreation area. Photo: Stiklestad Golfclub

Stiklestad Golfklubb – Norway
Located in central Norway, the Stiklestad Golfklubb doubles as a hiking and recreation area. It is rife with lush greens, breathtaking scenery, and all the facilities an avid golfer needs. Plus, history buffs will get a kick out of the stunning views of Trondheim Fjord, the third-largest inlet in the Norwegian Sea.

While the temperature typically drops low, you’ll catch a generous glimpse of the sun on these rolling hills, so don’t forget a golf hat!

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Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers
Established in 1924, this once nine-hole course, Oslo Golf Club Bogstad, is now 18 holes long and Norway’s oldest golf course.

Oslo Golfklubb – Norway 
Established in 1924, this once nine-hole course is now 18 holes long and Norway’s oldest golf course! Nowadays, it’s home to the Norwegian Masters and Ladies European Tour, so don’t be surprised if you encounter budding professionals!

When in Norway, don’t forget to check out these other must-see golfing destinations!

Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers
The remote Great Northern Golf Course is not just a prestigious golfing destination but also boasts a unique Nordic design

Great Northern Golf Club – Denmark
When in Denmark, you can’t miss out on the Great Northern Golf Club. This remote course is not just a prestigious golfing destination but also boasts a unique Nordic design. Surrounded by clear blue lakes, you’re likely to stumble upon a picture-perfect moment with every hole.

Overall, this 18-hole course is also one of the most challenging in the country, so you may want to pack along a more forgiving driver until you perfect this terrain.

Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers
Home to two golf courses, the Scandinavian in Denmark is just a stone’s throw away from Copenhagen

The Scandinavian – Denmark
Home to two golf courses, the Scandinavian in Denmark is just a stone’s throw away from Copenhagen. Both courses are highly varied, making them an excellent destination for practicing various difficulties.

Each of the two also consistently ranks for Europe’s best golf courses, so you can rest assured you’ll get the challenge you need! Plus, its natural environment is awe-inspiring and a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers
Falsterbro Golf Course, established in 1909, is the oldest in Sweden

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Falsterbo Golfklubb – Sweden
This golf course, established in 1909, is the oldest in Sweden and has stood the test of time for good reason. It is remote, unspoiled, and right next to some of Sweden’s most beautiful beaches.

It currently ranks among the Top 100 Golf Courses and neighbors many highly-rated BNBs where you can retire after a long day under the sun.

Rediscovering Scandinavia's Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers
The Bro Hof Slott tournament-grade golf course isn’t just renowned for its challenging holes—it’s also home to a lavish castle! Photo: Lennart Hyse / Bro Hof Slott GK

Bro Hof Slott Stadium Course – Sweden
This tournament-grade golf course isn’t just renowned for its challenging holes—it’s also home to a lavish castle! While this course is relatively new, it’s won a multitude of accolades since its grand opening in 2007.

Those who love a good challenge can take on this 8,000-yard course while enjoying an entire afternoon of picturesque views and rolling hills.

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Rediscovering Scandinavia’s Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers – The Bottom Line
When in Scandinavia, you’ll get your fair share of standout golf courses no matter where in the country you are. If you’re shopping for golf balls in preparation for your European trip, don’t forget to give these must-see destinations a peep!

Rediscovering Scandinavia’s Golf Courses as Gems for Golfers, compiled by Jordan Fuller.

Feature image (on top): © Bro Hof Slott Stadium Course – Sweden

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