Laesø is the largest island in the area of Kattegat off the Jutland peninsula and a ferry service operates the 12-mile route between Frederiskavn on the Danish mainland and the port of Vesterø Havn.
Laeso, along with the island of Anholt, is sometimes referred to as “the Danish sand belt,” but the terrain is more lichen heath than desert sand owing to the deforestation that took place many years ago.
Course architect Henrik Jacobsen laid out the 18-hole course on the island of Samsø just three years before he created Laeso Seaside so his Danish design skills had been finely honed before tackling the crisp, springy turf here.
The course lies to the north east of the island – where half timbered houses thatched with seawood lie along the coast – and holes are routed on either side of the road that leads to the clubhouse (3 to 8, 16 and 17 to the south).
Tree-lined fairways are generally tight and many of them (the 7th in particular) are doglegged with small inland lakes to negotiate so many golfers keep the driver in the bag when playing at Laesø.