Gilleleje, in the Danish region of Hovedstaden, is the most northerly town in Zealand and the golf course of the same name lies just outside the fishing port, designed in the early 1990s by the prolific Scandinavian architect Jan Sederholm.
A round at Gilleleje Golf Club starts gently, with three short par fours – measuring between 317 and 349 yards – in the opening five holes. The first and last holes on the front nine are par fives with the fairway of hole 1 doglegging to the right and out of bounds protecting the green at the back of hole 9.
Three of the five par threes on the scorecard are found on the back nine at holes 11, 13 and 15 and the best of these is the 192-yard 13th, where the tee shot is played to a green that’s guarded by a pond to the front and a stream to the right.
Thomas Bjørn holds the course record of 65, made when he was playing on the European Challenge Tour in August 1994. The Great Dane obviously likes the course here because he shot an albatross 2 at the opening hole four months earlier!