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The 18-hole course opened 4 July 2015. The original 6 hole course opened 14 July 1998.
Lofoten Links is a spectacular 18-hole links course which is beautifully situated on the island of Gimsøya in Lofoten. The course is located by the seaside with an unobstructed view to the North and the midnight sun. Playing and walking the course is a grand experience where the ocean is a water hazard on several holes and sandy beaches act as natural bunkers.
Midnight Sun Golfing and Northern Lights
From the end of May till the end of July, the sun never sets! Lofoten Links is one of the few courses in the world to offer playing golf in the sun for 24 hours, including up to 6 hours in the midnight sun!
From end of august until the end mid of October you can play golf at daytime and experiecen the Northern Lights at evning and night. Lofoten Links Lodges are one of the best Places to experience this Natural light show. Reard more about this under “Accommodation” on this site: Lofoten Links Lodges
We offer both Midnight Sun and Northern Lights packages for the golf adventurer who would like to do something out of the orderinary and unique.
The course has four different tees, offering enjoyment and challenges to ALL levels of golfers. For more information, see SCORECARD and COURSE GUIDE.
– Seaside links course – Par 71
– Tee 61 (Course Length 6092 m)
– Tee 56 (Course Length 5499 m)
– Tee 48 (Course Length 4804 m)
– Tee 42 (Course Length 4216 m)
– Clubhouse with accommodation, cafe, Pro-shop and rental clubs.
– Driving range, putting- and chipping greens.
– Architect: Jeremy Turner
Rich Norse history
The course is located at Hov on Gimsøy island. Hov is an old Viking place with many historical relics. Among others, there are two tombs from Viking ages on the course. Historians believe Viking chieftain Tore Hjort, who is mentioned in the Viking sagas, originated from this area.
A varity of birdlife
On Lofoten Links, bird lovers may discover rare and exciting species such as sea eagle, black-tailed curlew, grouse, oystercatchers, starlings, ducks and seabirds like cormorants, gannets and eider. The nest loon, red-throated diver, whimbrel and curlew are hatching on or in the vicinity of the course. Every year, large flocks of migratory birds as pink-footed geese and greylag geese are observed from the course.