When Robert Trent Jones II laid out the design at The Scandinavian, he had over 200 hectares of breathtaking landscape to work with and the natural wildlife and forest nature has been maintained to sculpt the courses. The modern design of these courses have allowed them to be extremely economic, especially with irrigation; they can absorb rain of up to 100 millimetres every hour and maintain their playability, with the rain water then put into the lakes and irrigation of the course.
The Old Course is considered as the premier layout at the golf club and kicks off with a challenging par 4 and then immediately an impressive par 5 where the fairway is split twice by a small river, posing the question to golfers - ‘do I lay up?’. Perhaps the standout hole on the course is the 4th which shoots up towards a green which is well protected by a pond, with only the big hitters or risk takers going for the green in two. Hole 13 is another example of how important course management is to shooting low round this course, with bunkers on the left and a raised, sloping green, it’s essential to put yourself in a good position if you want to walk away with a par.
The New Course is generally much tighter than its sister course and demands accuracy off the tee from the get-go, however some of the shorter holes offer opportunity for the bigger hitters to go for some riskier shots. It starts with an extremely narrow par-5 which is lined by the forest trees. However, on the tight doglegs, a high fade or draw with lots of carry can put you in an extremely promising position. This course is by far the most challenging out of the course, with fast, undulating greens and precision necessary the whole way round - playing off the back tees is as challenging as it is rewarding.
The modern, spacious clubhouse at The Scandinavian Golf Club is the perfect venue for golfers returning from their rounds, allowing them to enjoy some food and a drink with panoramic views of the incredible landscape and golf course. Within the clubhouse there is a fully equipped pro shop, lounge for members, bar, restaurant and plush changing facilities.