Silkeborg Ry Golfklub

Sommervej 50,

Silkeborg, Central Jutland DK-8600

  • Office

    +45 86 85 33 99
  • Pro shop

    +45 41 68 06 64
  • Golf pro

    Jan Henriksen (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Silkeborg course: Frederik Dreyer & Henrik Jacobsen designed the original West-nine (front-nine), seven holes of the South-nine (back-nine), and two holes of the East-nine (the new nine). In 2007 Thomas Bjørn designed two new holes (3 & 4) on the South-nine, and seven holes on the East-nine.
    Kildebjerg-Ry course: designed by Danish architect Line Mortensen.

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Silkeborg course (South-West combination). At the same location is the newer East-nine (3,190 m from back-tees; similar in length to the other two nines). Located 17 km south-east, just outside the town of Ry, and also operated by Silkeborg Ry GK, is the 18-hole Kildebjerg-Ry course (par-72, 6375 m from back tees, rating 74.5, opened 2012, designer Line Mortensen) and a 9-hole Short course (par-31, 1890 m).






How to get there:

1.5 km SW of Resenbro / 6 km E of Silkeborg / 39 km W of Aarhus.

Silkeborg Ry Golfklub (Silkeborg course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1966

The Silkeborg course at Silkeborg Ry Golfklub is one of the best championship golf courses in Denmark. Originally an 18-hole layout, this is where renowned European Tour golfer and Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn honed his golfing skills as a youngster. The Great Dane, as Bjørn is known, played a key design role in extending the course to its present-day 27 holes.

The original West and South nines, and newer East-nine at Sylkeborg are gently carved out of a pine forest. The layout includes a mix of parkland and heathland habitats, some holes cut through flatter terrain, others considerably more hilly. There are doglegs and straightaways to contend with, and some generous fairways, with others much tighter and more exacting from the tee.

The three loops rotate on a weekly basis, offering an "18-hole course of the week" and a "nine-hole course of the week". Each nine-hole loop provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy.

Also owned and managed by the club is the Kildebjerg-Ry course, which is located 17 km south-east of its grander sibling, just outside the town of Ry.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap on Sylkeborg Ry course 36 (men and women).

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays 350-630 kr; weekends 350-780 kr. Dynamic pricing system applies.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Silkeborg Ry Golf Club is the home club of legendary Danish golfer Thomas Bjørn, whose impressive career saw him record 15 European Tour wins, and many others all around the globe. In 2018 he captained the European Ryder Cup team to an impressive 17.5-10.5 win at Golf National in Paris.

Published ranking

Silkeborg course:
Denmark: 8th best course in Denmark (Golf Digest, 2022).

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