World-class Swedish players- Henrik Stenson, Jesper Parnevik and Annika Sörenstam have made a name for themselves in international golf. In fact, golf is no more a privilege of elite but any one in Sweden can play and enjoy it.
The Swedish green fee is much lower than that in other parts of Europe. The country, strewn with scores of golf courses, boasts championship courses, Pay and Play courses, snow courses and courses that open at all hours. But Halmstad Golf Club, Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, Falsterbro Golf Club and Ljunghusen Golf Club are just superb.
Halmstad Golf Club
Halmstad Golf Club, situated on Tylosand, houses the South and the North Courses, par 72-championship courses. Doglegs, plateau greens, brooks, ravines, sloping fairways enhance both beauty of the landscape and challenge. The club welcomes players of all classes. This tranquil club hosted the Solheim Cup in 2007 and PGA Open Championship in 1982. Though sea sounds and salty sea air reach your ears and nose, you can not see the expanses of water.
Halmstad Golf Club is situated 90 miles North of Göteborg.
Barsebäck Golf & Country Club
Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, a leading golf club in the country and one of the best ten European clubs, features two 18-hole courses: Masters- a championship course and Donald Steel. On the Oresund coast, the Masters course is known for true and fast greens, links, sand dunes, heather fields, fairways fringed with pines, woodland, parkland and marshland- home to migratory birds. Seven holes are in the pine forest and four on the sea side.
Barsebäck Golf & Country Club is situated 15 miles North of Malmö
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club
The Stadium course at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club is a recent addition to the long list of Swedish golf courses. The Scandinavian Masters would be played here during 2010 – 2017. This eco-friendly course has inclined fairways to prevent water logging and bunkers of crushed marble. The second course, Castle Course is being built at the club and would be ready by 2009.
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club is a 30-minute train ride from Stockholm.
Falsterbo Golf Club
Falsterbo Golf Club in picturesque Falsterbo Peninsula that draws migratory birds in autumn has an 18-hole links course. Thin vegetation, sand dunes, fine turf in low lying areas, sand bunkers and water hazards make the game interesting and taxing. International and national tournaments are organized at the club where golf can be played through out the year.
Falsterbo Golf Club is situated 20 miles Sud of Malmö
Ljunghusen Golf Club
Ljunghusen Golf Club, overlooking the Baltic Sea, is tree-less and full of heather. This flat course poses two major challenges, heather and wind. Asymmetrical fairways, a dozen water hazards and eighty bunkers demand excellent golfing skills. The European Men’s Team Championship in 2001 and the Telia Tour Grand Prix on the Challenge tour during 1996-2004 were organized at the club.
Ljunghusen Golf Club is situated 15 miles Sud of Malmö
Photo of Swedish golf course originally posted by paip