The island of Samsø in the sea area of Kattegat lies 9 miles off the Jutland peninsula and ferries serve it from Kalundborg and Hov on the Danish mainland. For those who make the journey to play the island’s golf course, the trip is well worth the time and effort to play such a delightful seaside layout.
Architect Henrik Jacobsen set out the 18-hole course at Samso Golf Club in the north east corner of the island back in 1992 (he created another island course at Laesø Seaside with Lars Andreasson three years later) and it measures a modest 6,176 yards from the back tees – bear in mind that it will feel a lot longer in the freshening, ever-present sea breeze.Preceding a pair of par fives at the turn, the par three 8th hole, with its green framed by the sea, is regarded as the signature hole at Samsø. Only one of the ten par fours on the card plays anywhere near 400 yards and it craftily kicks in near the end of the round at the 17th, just when golfers might be thinking of that nice relaxing refreshment in the clubhouse!
The course on the Island of Samso is fine, when teeing off on the first hole you face a "blind shot" but then again it's not too bad. The 8th hole a short par 3 played out towards the sea is supposedly the most beautiful par 3 in Denmark I do not find that to be the case, but that is not what matters. The course has some fine holes, but it is a bit short due to the fact that you tee off over the green on many holes. Hole 10 a par 5 is easily reachable in two. I was able to hit my driver 275 m and I had a 9 Iron in. that should not be the case on a par 5. the 16th hole is a beautiful par 4 the danish equivalent to Pebble beach.
The course is good but not great, it's relatively easy and you can shoot some really low scores on this at times beautiful golf course.