Nordvestjysk Golf Club started modestly in 1971 as a par three course which was developed by a local farmer. The golf club slowly progressed and by 1990 a new 18-hole course was ready, designed by Erik Schnack. Nordvestjysk subsequently found it difficult to attract enough members and the club faced bankruptcy several times. Members coped with modest facilities and their first clubhouse was an ice-cream kiosk!
Nordvestjysk Golfklub is set some four kilometres from the sea and the course is routed across a layer of sand that over time has blown in from the coast. The turf is good and links-like and the course cuts its way through the forest that mostly consists of low pines, hence “the rough is 8 metres tall”.
For Denmark, which is relatively flat, Nordvestjysk undulates significantly and golfers are rewarded with good views from the higher ground.
August 13, 2014