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The Scandinavian, arguably Denmark’s most prestigious 36 hole property just outside of Copenhagen and part of the IMG Prestige global network, has confirmed its continued partnership with the EGTMA.  Under the expert guidance of David Shepherd, CEO and his experienced team, The Scandinavian has gone from strength to strength with many golf course improvements, improved membership offerings and increased service levels resulting in huge growth of the membership.


Situated in 200 hectares of forest, trees and ponds, both courses are consistently ranked in the top 50 in Continental Europe. Having both courses ranked in the top 40 makes The Scandinavian the highest ranked two-course members’ club in the list and the highest ranked multi-course club in Northern Europe.Such is the quality of the courses that they can absorb 100 millimetres of rain and still remain playable. What’s more, rain water gets collected and is used to irrigate the course making it one of the most eco friendly courses in the region. Bent grass greens are single cut daily throughout the season to provide smooth and quick putting surfaces.


David Shepherd, CEO: “During my years working in various resorts, the one thing that has remained constant in the international media is the EGTMA and their professional attitude. Our partnership has definitely helped to significantly raise our profile abroad and created some important editorial coverage in the countries we are targeting for visitor and members. Since I arrived at The Scandinavian, the board and owners have been instrumental in my ability to deliver on their plans, which includes developing a good relationship with the international media. This helps me to deliver on their expectations and will assist in helping to elevate our standing internationally. Our  current European rankings already are a testament to the quality of the courses but as we keep improving services and course condition, informing the media of our efforts is extremely important so these rankings continue to reflect our progress.”


The Scandinavian is based 25 minutes north of Copenhagen, Denmark, and has gained recognition around the world as a premier golf club in Scandinavia. The Scandinavian is home of two Robert Trent Jones II courses built to the highest standard sprawling across 200 hectares of land previously used by Denmark’s military. Since opening six years ago, the Old course has been ranked several years in a row as the number one golf course in Denmark and the New Course often number two.

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