Lofoten Golf Links


Gimsøysand, Nordland N-8314

  • Office

    +47 76 07 20 02
  • Pro shop

    +47 76 07 20 02
  • Fax

    +47 76 07 20 03
  • Golf pro

    Karl Whitehead (Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links course. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal scrubland and rocky headland directly alongside the Norwegian Sea.

  • Designer:

    Sweden-based, English designer Jeremy Turner, in collaboration with course owner Frode Hov.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

38 km NW of Svolvær / 206 km SW of Harstad.

Lofoten Golf Links are located on the island of Gimsøy, in the Lofoten Islands archipelago in northern Norway. The nearest towns are Svolvær (38 km SE) and Leknes (50 km SW). On Gimsøy follow Hwy E10 and turn off at the Sundklakk Bridge direction Hov (12 km) and Golfbane (10 km).

Lofoten Golf Links

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

Est. 1994

Lofoten Golf Links ... a rising star amongst Europe's top golf courses, especially after its extension to a full 18 holes in 2015. This spectacularly scenic and natural links course is located inside the Arctic Circle on the island of Gimsøya in Lofoten ... a former Viking stronghold.

The seaside layout offers many beachside holes and unobstructed sea views to the north. The Norwegian Sea constitutes a "penalty area" on several holes, while sandy beaches act as natural bunkers where the course hugs the shoreline.

The inland facing holes are dramatically framed by a backdrop of rugged mountain ridges. When you are not marvelling at all this natural scenery, the layout will certainly be testing most facets of your game.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable links layout, Lofoten also offers a chance to play round the clock golf in high summer, when the sun never sets! Or there's the chance to glimpse the Northern Lights in the autumn. Playing and walking this sublimely natural course is indeed a grand experience, one that the local Viking chieftains of old would no doubt have heartily approved.

Stay&Play at Lofoten Links: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Norway


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season (May-Oct). Open 24-hours a day from June.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (July thru' mid-Sept): kr1250 (all days). 24-hour day ticket kr1875.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Lofoten Golf Links has evolved from an original six hole layout, to nine, and from 2015 an 18-hole course. The course design has been a collaborative effort between course owner Frode Hov (whose family has lived on the island of Gimsøy since the sixteenth century) and Swedish-based English architect Jeremy Turner.

Published ranking

Norway's No.1 course (Golf Digest, 2022).
Continental Europe's 5th best course (Golf World, 2023).
World's 88th best course (GOLF Magazine, 2023/24) and 79th best public access course (Golf World, 2023).


  • Lofoten Golf Links Apartments

    Hov, N-8314 Gimsøysand.

    +47 76 07 20 02

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    Lofoten Golf Links has a cabin and three apartments. The apartments have their own patio and view of the golf course and the midnight sun. The golf club is located in the heart of the Lofoten Islands and provides an excellent starting point for those wishing to enjoy the rest of Lofoten. Accommodation includes breakfast. Dinner is served in the club's Café Hov Spiseri.

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