The oldest course in Denmark is on the island of Fanø and still the only true links in the country. It's very hard to correctly rate a gem like this one, it is a throw-back to golf as it once was and features many idiosyncrasies:

There are no tee boxes on the course (they only had room for mats), it has neither irrigation nor bunkers (environmental restrictions) and no man-made fairways (play wherever there are no dunes or marram grass). Many shots are blind, which by itself isn't unusual for a links, but the railway signals at the greens definitely are.

The golf itself is bumpy, eccentric, firm and fast - everything that is expected from a natural links. Most holes are rather short, so anyone can play here and many will, splitting their day on Fanø between the links and the unbelievable beach (so large that they have a regular bus service on it and cars can park wherever they like). Needless to say that it is a walker's course, one of the many mysteries waiting to be solved here is why carts are even available.

Fanø truly is an experience like no other, so the rating given here may be too low for lovers of quirk and too high for serious-minded golfers.