Amid a dramatic landscape of mountains and fjords, the Lofoten Links golf course is located at Hov on Gimsøya in Lofoten.
In this month’s issue of Golf World, one of the world’s largest golf magazines, it was named the best golf course in the Nordic region.
It’s one of the most beautiful golf courses I’ve ever visited, and I’ve seen golf courses all over the world, says Eagle Hatling, president of the Norwegian Golf Association.
Playing golf in the middle of the night far into the gulf of the ocean is the experience of a lifetime.
He says that golf in Norway in general has made great progress in recent years. Never before have so many people been members of golf clubs in Norway. In September, the number of members exceeded 127,000.
That’s an increase of 30,000 in the past two years.
This award puts Norwegian golf on the tourist map. I think this would be good for both the tourism industry and the Norwegian golf.
Keeps you thinking for life
It’s an expert group of traveling golfers and journalists from all over Europe who have named the continent’s top 100 golf courses.
Six years ago, Lofoten wasn’t even in the top 100 in the rankings.
But since 2018, they hold the spot as the best golf course in Norway.
Golf World notes that the areas surrounding the course have a lot to say about the location, but the course is so much more than that.
– Many hula in this world class utopia. Sometimes you will think for the rest of your life, write it down and give the course 81 points out of 100 possible.
Lofoten was thus ranked as the best Nordic track, 13 places ahead of Falsterbro in Malmö, Sweden in 19th place.
Kongsvinger is also on the list
But it is not only Lofoten that can boast of entering the prestigious list.
Kongsvingers GK stands out with a strong 63rd.
– While Lofoten lies along the coast, surrounded by mountains, the friendship of Kongsvinger takes your breath away with holes meandering among tall pine trees, writes Golf World in its grounds.
And what is the course that started with the winner in the ranking?
The very exclusive private club was Morfontaine in Paris, France, ahead of Utrecht de Ban in the Netherlands and Fontainebleau in France.
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