With holes 9-17 located on a peninsula that juts out into Holbæk Fjord, the course at Holbæk Golfklub is rather unique. Indeed, the club describes it as “a natural gem in a piece of Danish nature that is indescribably beautiful”.
The club began in 1964 with the original nine holes laid out by Fred Dreyer on the Kirsebærholmen peninsula, which had previously been used as a military shooting range. Thirty years later, Jan Sederholm added another nine holes.
It’s a relatively short, fairly flat layout but the prevailing northwest wind over the fjord can make things a little difficult. There are lots of little ponds and bunkers to negotiate so Holbaek is no pushover, even for the more accomplished golfer.
Stretching to just over 5,300 metres, the course plays to a par of 70, with three par threes, three par fours and three par fives configured on the newer front nine. Highlight holes include the par fives at the 9th and 17th, rated the toughest two holes on the card.