Jan Nordstrom

Jan lives in Norway and he’s our correspondent for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, playing off a handicap of 13. He’s played more than 200 courses, including every 18-holer in Norway. Among his favourites are North Berwick, Ganton and Halmstad (Norra). During the summer you are likely to catch Jan in Sweden, lounging by his camper van, cold beer in hand, after another round on one of Sweden's fine courses.

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Laesø Seaside 24/07/2015

30th Denmark Ranking
Læsø is an interesting course with quite a few good holes, but, you need to be able to pull off a long fade off tee to gain reward. There are 10 doglegged holes on the co...

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Falkenberg (18-hole) 05/05/2015

55th Sweden Ranking
Pleasant return to Falkenberg, a couple of years since I last played it but still remembered the course fondly. I was eager to see the results of the ongoing improvement...

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Nordvestjysk 14/08/2014

23rd Denmark Ranking
Nordvestjysk is an unusual golf course, firstly it's situated in a nature reserve and dune plantation area, secondly it is quite hilly, which most would consider a bit un...

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Aalborg 13/08/2014

21st Denmark Ranking
Had an enjoyable day at Aalborg in perfect golfing weather. The greens were quite good, true, held the line well, and with good speed. Fairways were surprisingly good con...

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Vestfold 15/11/2013

18th Norway Ranking
Vestfold is one of the courses I try to find time to play at least once every season. It's got a certain charm and is normally in good condition, and there are some inter...

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Hauger 15/11/2013

16th Norway Ranking
It’s says «rolling parkland» in the article above, I would probably describe it as “fairly hilly in places”, not necessarily bad as it leaves some interesting shots, and...

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Stiklestad 15/11/2013

13th Norway Ranking
Very nice heathland/forest course north of Trondheim. Fairly long at 5900 meters from yellow, penal rough, a fair amount of bunkers and a very nice design makes this a c...

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Atlungstad 04/04/2013

6th Norway Ranking
Have had the pleasure of playing Atlungstad several times, and it is always a pleasure. Few courses are blessed with such a scenic setting and the designer has made good...

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Bjaavann 26/06/2012

9th Norway Ranking
Bjaavann is a beauty, plain and simple, and a very good golf course full of interesting challenges. The course might look short on the card but don’t be fooled, there are...

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Stavanger 25/06/2012

5th Norway Ranking
There are some fine courses in the Stavanger area, but Stavanger is undoubtedly the finest. The location is quite special, beside lake Stokkavann and close to the city ce...

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Visby 14/06/2012

4th Sweden Ranking 50th Continental Europe Ranking
Visby has that mysterious quality, you simply know that you have played a great course, you may not know exactly why, but, when you start your recap of the round you disc...

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La Reserva 03/01/2011

7th Southern Spain - Best in Area 9th Spain Ranking 63rd Continental Europe Ranking
Finally it was time to play La Reserva after last years plan rained away. And, to be honest, I don’t quite get it. After all the hype, the newest super course in Sotogran...

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Los Arqueros 01/01/2011

54th Southern Spain - Best in Area
Tigth and hilly course located in a residential area. Short at only 5300 meters from club tees, but you need to hit it straight, in places the fairway is no more than 15...

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Mijas (Los Lagos) 01/01/2011

20th Southern Spain - Best in Area 45th Spain Ranking
Los Lagos is long. It measures 6000 meters from club tees, but keep in mind that is a par 71. Luckily the fairways are quite wide, but you still need to give the teeshot...

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La Quinta (A & C) 01/01/2011

40th Southern Spain - Best in Area 84th Spain Ranking
Quite short and quite tight. The holes are laid out in a hilly residential area, and somehow the architects managed to shoehorn 27 holes in. Not my cup of tea this type o...

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La Duquesa 01/01/2011

64th Southern Spain - Best in Area
Decent resort course. A bit tight in places as can be expected with this type of course. Quite short at only 5500 meters from club tees, but there is a bit of up and down...

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Ljunghusen (1-18) 06/12/2010

14th Sweden Ranking
You really need your best game to post a good score at Ljunghusen, particularly if the wind is up. Wonderful seaside course, most of the holes surrounded by penal heather...

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Holtsmark 23/09/2010

7th Norway Ranking
Woodland course designed by Trent Jones Jnr. Unfortunately due to the type of soil the conditioning of the fairways has been quite a challenge. So early season the fairw...

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Losby (Østmork) 23/09/2010

19th Norway Ranking
Very nice parkland course near Oslo. Has hosted European events and considered by many to be one of the best courses in Norway. Generally in very good condition. Notable...

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Borre 23/09/2010

28th Norway Ranking
Very nice parkland course. The club added 9 new holes to the course in 2005 and changed the routing. Well maintained and with excellent facilities, clubhouse, practice a...

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