Vestfold Golf Club was established in 1958 so it’s one of the oldest in Norway. The upgrading of their open parkland 18-hole course was carried out under the supervision of esteemed architect Jeremy Turner and his new layout was opened in 2002.
Six new holes have been added (and a 9-hole practice course created from the old holes) with all eighteen greens on the new course rebuilt to USPGA standard over a period of three years.
Unusually, the first hole is a par three then there is a run of six holes before the next short hole is played. The best hole of this stretch is the 561-yard, par five 3rd named “Sjuestok” which doglegs to the right and has a large pond positioned to the front left of the green.
The signature hole at Vestfold is “Utsikten,” the 441-yard, par four, 13th hole. It doglegs left, with a pond short right of the green and three menacing bunkers positioned alongside the putting surface.
November 15, 2013