Tommy Nordström is credited with the layout of the modern day Borre course in 1991 but his design underwent a major makeover in 2005 when nine new holes were added to form “New Borre” with nine holes of the original course becoming “Gamle Back-Nine” – the Old Back Nine course.
The new 6,891-yard par 72 course is set in a gently undulating park and forest landscape around the Semb Manor House beside Lake Borre – and the halfway house at the 10th tee is a great place to stop and take in all the beautiful surrounding scenery.
There’s a fine stretch of par four holes from the 5th to the 7th beside the lake. Hole 5 “Fergemannen” plays from an elevated tee with water threatening the drive on the left all the way to an island green with a very narrow entrance. Hole 6 “Borrevannet” only measures 325 yards and has water 60 yards in front of the green to catch any underclubbed approach shots. Hole 7 “Sandodden” is a slight right dog leg to a raised green with a protecting bunker on the front right hand side.
The course is now 18 holes and the nr 1 is the old nr 10. For a few year the course had 27 Holes.
The first 9 opens with a challenging but short par 4 around 350 yards, but has a tree i line of play, and a water hazard in front of a 2 tier green.
The rest of the holes requires strategy a the driver left in the bag for good scoring. The back 9 has longer par 4´s and is beautiful with holes next to borre lake.
Ok course with some interesting holes. A bit boring and some bad holes at the back 9. Pretty bad conditions at times.