Best golf courses: Norway

Golf in Norway: They say that skiing is as important to the Norwegians as cycling is to the Dutch, a logical assumption when snow covers the whole country for a good part of the year. Despite this, the west coast can be surprisingly mild thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. You can play golf between April and October from Bergen to Oslo. Opening dates depend entirely on the thawing frost and snow.  To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Norway on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Oslo

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Stavanger
Olsnes, Svein

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Visitors welcome

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Stavanger

Designer

Norwegian architect Svein Drange Olsnes (home town, Stavanger).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hamar
Sogaard, Juul

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Hamar

Designer

Juul Søgaard

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Turner, Jeremy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Sweden-based, English designer Jeremy Turner.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Smith & Turner

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Oslo

Designer

Original design by Fred Smith; remodelled by Jeremy Turner (2002).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Oslo

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Hills & Forest

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Oslo

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Original layout designed by Norwegian Ragnar Halle; significant redesign by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates (2008; lead designer Steve Forrest).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Trondheim
Turner, Jeremy

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Trondheim

Designer

Sweden-based, English course architect Jeremy Turner designed the current 18-hole layout.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Thomas, Dave

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Oslo

Designer

Welshman Dave Thomas

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Nordwall, Peter

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Oslo

Designer

Swedish designer Peter Nordwall.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Harstad
Sederholm, Jan

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Harstad

Designer

Swedish designer Jan Sederholm.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Sederholm, Jan

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Oslo

Designer

Swedish designer Jan Sederholm.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tromso
Sederholm, Jan

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Nearest city

Tromso

Designer

Swedish designer Jan Sederholm.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kristiansand
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kristiansand

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Turner, Jeremy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Sweden-based, English designer Jeremy Turner.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Turner, Jeremy

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Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Jeremy Turner

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bergen
Hunt, Bob

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bergen

Designer

British designer Robert "Bob" Hunt of PGA Design Consulting.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Turner, Jeremy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Sweden-based, English designer Jeremy Turner.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bodo
Hiseman, Robin

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Nearest city

Bodo

Designer

Robin Hiseman

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kristiansand
Von Essen & Haugsrud

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Kristiansand

Designer

Kim Von Essen & Per Haugsrud

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Harstad
Turner, Jeremy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Harstad

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Sederholm, Jan

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Swedish designer Jan Sederholm.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hamar
Turner, Jeremy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hamar

Designer

Sweden-based, English designer Jeremy Turner.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Trondheim
Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Trondheim

Designer

English course architect Donald Steel.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Nordstrom, Tommy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Original 18-holes designed by Swedish course architect Tommy Nordstrom; extended to 27-holes in 2005.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stavanger
Smith, Fred

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stavanger

Designer

Fred Smith

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oslo
Nordwall, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oslo

Designer

Swedish designer Peter Nordwall.

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