Great Northern

Great Northern Ave 1,

Kerteminde, Funen (Fyn) DK-5300

  • Office

    +45 3333 7711
  • Pro shop

    +45 3333 7711
  • Golf pro

    Søren Hansen (Head of Instruction and former European Tour player)
  • Academy

    Søren Hansen Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Inland links-style course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Nicklaus Design (overseen by Dirk Bouts).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6775
5242
4562
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

9-hole Academy course.

Location

Latitude:

55.462531

Longitude:

10.645688

How to get there:

2.5 km NW of Kerteminde / 20 km NE of Odense.

Great Northern

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2017

Great Northern, one of the newest golf courses in Denmark and the first by Nicklaus Design, is also one of the country's best and most challenging layouts. Built with top level tournament play in mind, this big dimension parkland course exudes an open and linksy character, albeit with plenty of water hazards in the mix.

As with most Nicklaus designs, an abundance of stylish bunkering threatens should you stray too far from the invitingly wide fairways and good-sized putting surfaces. But it's probably the water hazards that will get your full attention. They come in the form of large fairway hugging ponds (at 5, 6 and 18), meandering streams (at 16), fronting greens (at the par-3 9th and 17th), cascading past the green (at 15), or creating an island green (at the very demanding par-5 18).

Especially from the higher elevations of the west side of the course, you'll enjoy many panoramic vistas out onto the Great Belt Strait, a channel that divides the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. Straddling the strait are the impressive structures of the "Great Belt Bridge". The layout's lower sections are where you'll find most of the wetland features and intimidating water hazards.

Stay & Play at Great Northern: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
List of courses: Denmark

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: from 900 kr.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Great Northern is owned by members of the Christiansen family, who also own one of the world's biggest toy companies ... Lego. The word "lego" comes from the Danish "leg godt", meaning "play well" ... equally applicable to one's golf.

The nearby and historic city of Odense is the birthplace of Denmark's best known author Hans Christian Andersen. A prolific writer of plays, novels, poems and travelogues, he is best remembered for his fairy tales, which include: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Match Girl, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling and many others.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 41st best course in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: No.1 course in Denmark.

Where2Stay

  • Great Northern Private Lodgings

    Great Northern Ave, 5300 Kerteminde, Denmark.

    +45 333 7711

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    Great Northern is home to 15 private lodgings, which make an ideal base from which to enjoy your golfing experience.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Great Northern

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Odense Eventyr; St Knuds.

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