Holtsmark Golf Club
The Prince Course of Norway
This week we are off to Norway, 25 miles south from Oslo, to discover the pinnacle of Scandinavian golf. Holtsmark Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones II design, features tree lined fairways, steep valleys, and five feature Par 3s. The course is considered to be one of the finest in Norway, and provides challenge, excitement and an unforgettable golf experience.
- The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II in 2006.
- There are no water features in play at Holtsmark Golf Club – instead, players are required to navigate undulating, tree-lined fairways.
- The 5th Hole is homage to the designer’s father. This long par 3 plays to a drastic green with sloped edges and that is surrounded by crafty bunkers.
- Holtsmark is Robert Trent Jones II’s third Scandinavian course; both Miklagard (2002) and Bjaavaan (2006) are local favorites.
- Robert Trent Jones II claimed that Holtsmark Golf Club was the “Prince Course of Norway,” because of the steep ravines and holes that play along ridgelines.