Lofoten Links

Lofoten Links

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Jeremy Turner
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, except when it comes to Lofoten where superlatives never cease. If you like playing along the shoreline, the first three holes are as rousing a start as can be found in the game. The par-3 2nd, which plays to a green on a rock formation that juts into the Norwegian Sea, is the most photographed hole. But the par-4s that bookend it both offer fantastic risk/reward tee shots over the sea and are just as noteworthy. If mountains are more your thing, Lofoten has you covered there too with holes, including the dogleg-right, uphill par-5 5th and the par-4 14th, playing toward Hove Mountain. Heather? Yep, Lofoten even has that. Who knew that golf inside the Artic Circle could be so intoxicating? Owner Frode Hov and British architect Jeremy Turner deserve huge credit for how they slowly evolved what started as a six-holer in 1998 into a world Top 100 course. (Photo: Jacob Sjöman)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    The water-wrapped par-3 2nd (pictured at the top of this page) is one of the most beautiful holes anywhere in the world. If you’re looking for one for the memory banks, look no further.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    If you stop by Lofoten in the months from August to October, you can catch golf’s 88th-ranked course in the world when the Northern Lights are glowing overhead. There’s nothing like it in the rest of the golf world.
  • Insider tip

    In the summer months, golfers pay an all-you-can-play fee for access to the course, which tops out at about $200. Considering the sun shines 24 hours a day during this stretch, it’s a heck of a bargain.