The Scandinavian Golf Club

Rungsted Golf Klub - Rungsted Golf Club

Denmark, Copenhagen
5.3 (3)
Designer: C.A. MacKenzie
Course Opened: 1936

Denmark's most celebrated old layout, Rungsted was designed by the brother of legendary architect Alister MacKenzie, who was seemingly quite prolific throughout Scandinavia prior to World War II. There is some decent design here, but unfortunately the course hasn't aged well and many areas are badly dated by technology. The undulation was reasonably well used initially, but slopes that once caused concern are often no longer relevant and the lack of polish with greens and bunker shaping means there is little to really stir the excitement of seasoned travelers. The bunkering in particular is a worry and has clearly been poorly maintained through the years, some traps now shallow and unsightly.

Golf courses in Denmark cannot use chemicals so the fairways tend to have lots of weeds, and the surfaces do get lush and green in summer when the grass grows so quickly they have to cut twice a day!

The 5th hole down and back up through a valley is probably the most interesting, but there are too many simple short par fours here, especially on the back nine.


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