Golf in Norway

6.8
90 courses
54 reviews

It may surprise you to find out that golf is the third most popular sport in Norway after football and skiing. The majority of Norway’s 100 or so golf courses are located near the big cities like Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger. Norway is also home to the most northern 18-hole golf course in the world, Tromso Golf Club.

The 100,000 registered Norwegian golf members enjoy playing these courses during the Norwegian golfing season which tends to be between May and November – however it’s recommended that in the middle of November  you call ahead to check for snowfall!

The Norwegian landscape is so dramatic and some of the golf courses are situated within epic surroundings. The crisp, clean air and beautiful nature as well as the spectacular landscape make golf holidays in Norway an extremely attractive proposition!

Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the world renowned golf architect, designed Miklagard which is just to the north of Oslo. It opened in 2002 and has fast become known as one of the best in Norway if not, Scandinavia. The course was designed for tournament play and the annual Canon Pro Series has an event at the course. South African pro Trevor Immelman commented that the greens were the best he’d ever played on – high praise indeed from the 2008 Masters Champion.

Like the majority of golf courses in Norway, Trent Jones has tried to fit the course within the beautiful natural surroundings – the undulating fairways and various elevated tees make the course a challenge for all abilities. It also plays 6,765 metres from the back tees!

One of the recurring features of golf courses in Norway is the way that they fit in with the natural environment seamlessly. Clubs like Stavanger and Kongsvinger are your stereotypical Norwegian courses with tight rolling fairways flanked by dense woodland meaning that accuracy and placement is more important than power.

Although it’s suggested that golf holidays in Norway are probably better suited to the more casual golfer, there are several first-class courses like Miklagard for the lower handicappers to enjoy. It is also sometimes suggested that some of the courses are not as well-maintained as other courses in Europe but that is not the case for many of the courses. One thing is for sure and that is that there is much more of a peaceful, relaxing ambience when playing golf in Norway.

A lot of golfers holidaying in Norway head to Lofoten Golf Links located on the Lofoten Islands. Due to the Midnight Sun phenomenon, golf can be played for 24 hours during the summer months – teeing off at midnight is truly a once in a lifetime experience! There is also sometimes the chance to play golf on ice and snow.

Although Norway has a reputation of being very cold, heightened by the fact they play golf in the snow, the summer months are in fact quite warm much like the reception that you will receive at all of the golf courses. The hospitality in Norway is up there with the best throughout Europe with everyone, from the hotel receptionist to the club pro, looking to help you in any way possible.

With 8 international airports connecting with the whole of Europe and various sea ports, it’s never been easier to get to Norway. After arriving in the country, the public transport is extremely efficient and both trains and buses connect all the major cities together.

The fact that golf in Norway is so popular with those that live there makes it a surprise that golf holidays in Norway haven’t got the same appeal as other countries in Scandinavia. The winter weather affects the quality of some of the courses but there are some really special ones at the same time.

We have various golf packages in Norway available; why not check out exactly what golf in Norway has to offer!

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Destinations in Norway

destination courses rating
Rogaland 10 7.7
Hedmark 8 6.3
Møre and Romsdal 1 5.7
Buskerud 9 5.5
Vest Agder 3 5.5
Nord Trøndelag 2 5.4
Akershus 19 4.6
østfold 9 4.6
Hordaland 2 4.5
Vestfold 8 4.2
Aust Agder 2 4.1
Finnmark 1 N/R
Nordland 2 N/R
Oppland 2 N/R
Oslo 2 N/R
Sør Trøndelag 5 N/R
Telemark 3 N/R
Troms 2 N/R
  • Kongsberg Golf Club
    1
    Great golfcourse
    9.8
    When visiting Norway, you must play this course. Beatiful and great layout. One of the best golfcourses in Norway.
    Kongsberg Golf Club
    11/02/2016
    9.8 / 10 stars
    this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.L
  • Stiklestad Golfklubb
    2
    Historical Treasure
    7.8
    Stiklestad i situated in Verdal 9 miles north of Trondheim. The name is taken from the place of a famouse battle around christianization of Norway. The cource is a forest course placed on a half island agains the Trondheim fjord. The course have a lot of different holes with special views or layout. Check out hole 4,7,8 (with viking grave in the middel of the fairway), 12, 13, 16 and 17. The most special hole might be 13. 225m par 3 slightly upwords. Generally a good course that are 5900m long.
    Stiklestad Golfklubb
    05/05/2014
    7.8 / 10 stars
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    this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.L
  • Hakadal Golfklubb - Hakadal Golfklubb 1
    2
    Beauty in the Valley
    7.4
    Hakadal is a combined woods and park course. The first nine i hard, with servereal very nice holes. Back nine starts somewhat easy, but you have to bee focused. The last part of back nine is tricky but fun.
    Hakadal Golfklubb - Hakadal Golfklubb 1
    05/05/2014
    7.4 / 10 stars
    this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.L

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