Sønderjyllands Golf Club dates back to 1968 and Erik Schnack laid out the club’s first nine holes in 1969 (now the back nine), a couple of years before the architect fashioned the Forest course at Holstebro.
The Southern Jutland ground on which Schnack routed the Sønderjyllands course was formerly used for gravel extraction. He later described the moment he discovered the current 14th hole: “Here is a golf course – this is the terrain I have dreamed of. It is Shangri-La.”
It would take another twelve years before the club added five further holes and it wasn’t until 1986 that the County Mayor opened the last four holes to mark the club’s 18-hole attainment.
There’s definitely a parallel between Sønderjyllands and Holstebro, both are routed across similar heathland terrain and, of course, both courses share the same architectural provenance.