Stiklestad Golf club is a forest and parkland course with international standard, located on the Trones peninsula just north of Verdal city.
Renowned architect Jeremy Turner designed the Stiklestad Golf club which opened in 2008 as a full 18-holer. Stiklestad is considered by many to be one of the most challenging courses in Norway, as it is quite narrow and the penal rough and trees lining the fairways can quickly ruin a good score. No surprise perhaps that the course record stands at 1 below par. The opening nine is set in the forest and is the shorter of the two loops, and the back nine is mostly open country.
On the front, precision is required but there are a few length related challenges as well. The par four 6th is a slight dogleg left and measures 390 meters from club tees. With a well-placed drive, the approach will be slightly uphill, just enough to obscure the pretty little pond that guards the green to the front right. It’s a cracking two-shotter.
On the back nine there are a number of good holes; the majestic par five 12th plays downhill, but as it curves along the entire length, every shot require close consideration to ensure a clear line for the next shot. The 225-metre par three is the longest par three in Norway, requiring a mighty belt to reach the generous green in regulation. Of the closing holes, the par five 16th stands out, it can be reached in two, but with the slightly elevated green surrounded by crafty bunkering maybe a more conservative plan will be preferred.
After your round you can enjoy a gorgeous views of the Trondheim Fjord from the clubhouse.