Bjaavann - Norway

Bjaavann Golfklub,
Østre Ålefjærvei 195,
Kristiansand. 4634,
Norway


  • +47 381 184 11

  • Golf Club Website

  • 20 km N of Kristiansand

  • Welcome, closed November to February, inclusive

The course here at Bjaavann Golf Club opened in 2006 and it’s based around Lake Bjaavann. Five holes hug the edge of the water and the remaining fairways traverse dense forest, rocky outcrops and wandering streams as they take the golfer on a wonderful woodland journey.

The signature hole at Bjaavann is the 170-yard 8th, the second of back-to-back par three holes on the front nine. Played from an elevated tee high above the level of the lake, golfers take aim at a green that juts out into the water with a large bunker placed front left to catch any timid tee shots.

Robert Trent Jones II thinks very highly of the location chosen for this development: “The good people of the Bjaavann Golfklubb have truly provided a wonderful canvas to create golf art. This extraordinary site embodies all the many beautiful characteristics with which Norway is blessed. It is our job to merely discover and unveil a great golf experience while respecting Mother Nature”.
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Description: The course here at Bjaavann Golf Club opened in 2006 and it’s based around Lake Bjaavann. Five holes hug the edge of the water and the remaining fairways traverse dense forest, rocky outcrops and wandering streams as they take the golfer on a wonderful woodland journey. Rating: 8 out of 10 Reviews: 3
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Vidar Borgen

My local course and it's called "the Norwegian beauty" for a reason. A fantastic Robert Trent Jones jr. design where hole 1 and 2 get you off to a tough start. Survive those with a respectable score, and holes 3-8 are very scoreable until you meet no 9 (old 18), a par 5 which is arguably the hardest hole on the course where you have to hit shot 1 and 2 along a lake, before hitting the approach shot towards a well-protected green. 10, 11, 12 are average holes, however 13 is a real par 3 challenge where you hit your tee shot on to an island type of green similar to Sawgrass hole 17. For the remainder of the back; 14, 16, 17 and 18 are all scoreable, whereas 15 is unquestionably the hardest hole. Overall it’s a gem of a course in terms of design, where the front 9 probably is the strongest selection of holes.

In terms of the condition the course has been mixed in recent years, mostly down to unpredictable weather. The club house and training facilities are average by Norwegian standards, so don't expect anything fancy, but you'll get a very playable and fun golf course with some good and varied challenges.

Definitely your golf course of choice in the southern part of Norway.

October 01, 2019
8 / 10
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Robert Ruchinskas

I really enjoyed this course as it is a natural beauty. Fantastic elevation changes, great views, and a strong hole routing that challenges every aspect of your game. Despite last fall and the spring/summer weather challenges the course was still in good shape but I can imagine how strong it is during normal weather. The members were fantastic in taking in this guest and showing him the way around the course with great hospitality. I'd return here in a heartbeat to see this course in prime conditions and to play a round with wonderful people.

September 04, 2018
8 / 10
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Jan Nordstrom
Bjaavann is a beauty, plain and simple, and a very good golf course full of interesting challenges. The course might look short on the card but don’t be fooled, there are a few elevation changes that challenge both the teeshot and the approach. As usual with a RTJ II course there are clear choices with risk and reward, Bjaavann Golf Course - Photo by reviewerhave a look at the short par four 3rd hole, played on the left fairway the teeshot is uphill, and approach downhill, but, played to the right fairway the hole plays considerably shorter and without any elevation, however your midiron to the right fairway needs to be exquisitely precise, even a slight miss would land you in severe trouble. Five holes play along lake Bjaavann and are particularly stunning as well as having the water as a strong component of the playing strategy. The rest of the course works itself thru beautiful forest and open parkland, and be warned, there are some marsh areas incorporated in the design so choose your line carefully, or, bring enough balls. The course closes unusually with two par threes before a majestic par five. Both the par threes are a study in indecision and the severely downhill 17th offers a gorgeous view of the lake. The home hole is long, and as you need to stay on the right side towards the lake for the ideal line it is also particularly nerve racking, simply a cracking par five!
June 26, 2012
8 / 10
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