Kjekstad Golf Club: Nature, peace and golf
By Celina Tran | Photos: Kjekstad Golfklubb
Looking for a short break from the hustle and bustle of the roaring city life? One of eastern Norway’s finest golf clubs offers peace, fun and incredible rural surroundings. Along with beautiful nature, Kjekstad Golf Club provides two excellent courses and magnificent Norwegian scenery for both beginners and professional golfers.
Since its establishment in 1976, the two-course golf club has proved itself as one of eastern Norway’s finest. The club’s facilities include an 18-hole and a 9-hole course, as well as various practice areas, pitching and putting greens, and much more.
“Our courses are known for being fun and challenging, where you may very well end up playing your way across forest ponds and might encounter a rabbit or two along the way,” says Bjørn Lohne, managing director at Kjekstad Golf Club.
Kjekstad Golf Club, known for being a sight for sore eyes, is located in the middle of a forest. Both its courses are integrated into its natural surroundings, and players are treated to an idyllic experience of trees, lakes and hills. The 18-hole course, which was designed by Jan Sederholm and finished in 1988, is a distinctive forest course. The club has made it clear that they wish for their players to encounter and experience nature while playing.
“We have a strong focus on providing high-quality courses, and our slogan is ‘you get the nature experience for free’,” Lohne explains. “I once asked a couple how the day had been. They replied that they had an amazing time but could not remember how the actual game had ended.”
Only half an hour south of Oslo, Kjekstad Golf Club in Røyken can easily be reached by both car and public transport. Lohne recommends travelling by car, should you be bringing your own gear. “If you don’t have equipment, it is also possible to hire everything you need,” he says. “We are proud to offer a wide range of courses and training areas, so whether you are a beginner or a semi-professional player, everyone is welcome to join in.”
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