Royal Oak - Denmark

Royal Oak Golf Club,
Golfvej,
Jels 6630 Roedding,
Denmark


  • + 45 74 553 294

  • Morten Fagerberg

  • Jens Malling and Per Gundtoft

  • Christian Heiden Nielsen

Royal Oak Golf Club is a lovely parkland course, laid out on the shores on Lake Jels in central south Jutland, with some beautiful holes routed along the edge of the water. Opened in 1992, it was created by the architectural team of Jens Malling and Per Gundtoft.

The club takes its name from the "Royal Oak" tree that looms over the fairway on the 12th hole. It was here that King Christian X and Crown Prince Frederik rested their horses during the Royal review at Jelsgard Manor in 1935.

Despite the abundance of trees on the property, the course is quite open and the main obstacles to a good score are the well-positioned bunkers (all 78 of them) and the devious putting surfaces – all greens have been constructed to USGA specification and are renowned for being tricky to putt on.

The two par fives on the front nine are also the two most difficult on the outward half; the 5th hole doglegs left and the 9th is a double doglegged hole. Coming home, the 202-yard, par three, 14th plays tougher than its stroke index would suggest, with three bunkers in front and a pond to the right side of the green.

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Description: Royal Oak Golf Club is a lovely parkland course, laid out on the shores on Lake Jels in central south Jutland, with some beautiful holes routed along the edge of the water. Rating: 3.5 out of 6 Reviews: 2

The course at Royal Oak is brilliant in many ways especially in form of the greens which are moderately fast supposedly the fastest in the whole of Denmark, they even cut the grass to a whopping 12 foot stimpmeter reading during the annual speedweek. anyways the course is brilliant, however the layout is a bit odd and some of the holes are downright boring, the bunkers on this course are very unusual for a danish golf club as they can be quite deep and are well cut around thee edges. overall the course is quite good and deserves a better ranking.

4 / 6
Royal Oak
July 07, 2016


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Royal Oak is a small club with a few members. Their main sourse of income is company days, which means that the course often is closed for a full day at a time. The best thing about the course are the greens. Not many courses in Denmark can even compare to their speed and conditions. Similarly, the areas around the greens are in brilianlt conditions - like the greens at an average Danish club! The design is not that impressive. There are no holes that really stick to the memory because the way they are designed! Also the flow of the holes is a bit 'strange'. This leaves me to say that his course is a bit overrated.
3 / 6
Royal Oak
May 19, 2008


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