Wadden Sea National Park: one of the most pristine natural areas in Denmark. Untouched and undisturbed – nature is left to its own devices – the birds, the wind, the sea. And the only people for miles around are walking about swinging clubs: golfers!
Just behind the first row of dunes, among the green hillocks, heather and native grasses lies the oldest golf course in Denmark – and the country’s only genuine links course: Fanø Golf Links. At Fanø Golf Links the sport is brought back to its original form as it evolved in Scotland, and you can experience the pleasure and challenge of the game like it was meant to be played.
It is hard to see, unless you know it is there. The low-lying areas in the dunescape are fairways; the dunes are the rough. This is nature’s own golf course, with the teeing grounds on the tops of the dunes opening up to breathtaking views of the island against the backdrop of the tempestuous North Sea.
We are, of course, honoured that the British golf magazine Golf World has ranked us the fourth-best links course in Continental Europe. And according to golfclubatlas.com, Fanø Golf Links is among the 20 most raw and genuine courses in the world when it comes to natural beauty. But we would rather leave it to the players themselves to assess the course after a round – and wish them a hearty welcome to Fanø Golf Links.