Scandinavian (New) - Denmark

The Scandinavian Golf Club,
Oldvej 3,
3520 Farum,
Denmark


  • +45 4817 4020

  • Golf Club Website

  • 14 miles NW of Copenhagen city centre

  • Welcome - contact in advance

  • David Shepherd

  • Robert Trent Jones II

  • Camilla Brok

Navision – the software company that was established in the 1990s – was sold to Microsoft in 2002, giving the three entrepreneurs an opportunity to channel a proportion of the proceeds into a luxury golf project.

Robert Trent Jones II – who was already in Denmark at the time, working on other courses at Lubker and Skjoldenaesholm – was engaged to design the new 36-hole golf complex and it took all of four years to obtain the necessary planning permits.

Because the site of the former rifle range at Farum is located on a clay base, a decision was made to truck in large amounts of sand to cap the fairways – an expensive option, perhaps, but one that definitely pays dividends during periods of prolonged bad weather as the course still remains in play.

RTJ2’s lead architect Bruce Charlton was given free reign to lay out the fairways and the Old course duly arrived on the Danish golfing scene in the summer of 2010. The New - all of 12 months the junior of the Old – is a tight layout like its sibling and you are reminded of this at the very outset where the 1st plays to a very narrow fairway.

Golfers do, however, have the opportunity to let loose on several holes as the round progresses; no more so than at the par five 12th which plays all of 645 yards from the back markers.
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Description: The New course at The Scandinavian Golf Club is a tight layout like its sibling and you are reminded of this at the very outset where the 1st plays to a very narrow fairway. Rating: 6 out of 6

This course is very different from its sibling the Old Course. It is tighter and the visual deception is even more used. The first hole - a par 5 - has a fairway that looks so narrow that players will only be able to walk single file, yet once you get on the fairway there is actually plenty of space to land the ball. Good advice on this course is to read the players guide, trust that and not what your eyes see. The fairways are tight and once on the green the trouble isn't over as they are fast and undulating. This course is a real challenge - not in distance but in precision. Yet if you want a challenge on both then play the back tees and have fun. Highly recommended
November 17, 2013


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