Golf in Sweden, Scandinavia´s biggest golf break destination
Golf in Sweden is a huge thing, and the golf courses are of high quality like Barsebäck in Skåne, southern Sweden, 30 minutes by car from Denmark.
Golf breaks in Sweden
Sweden is a beautiful country with a lot to offer, especially for golfers. With its picturesque landscapes and challenging courses, Sweden is the perfect place to tee off. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best golf breaks in Sweden. From world-class hotels to championship courses, read on to find out more about what Sweden has to offer for your next golfing holiday.
“Golf in Sweden” is one of the most used reasons to visit the country and the magnificent Swedish golf courses and you must try a mandatory “korv” after hole 9. It is like a hotdog. Just what you need. Then 9 more holes.
Combine playing Swedish and Danish courses?
For most people, golf in Sweden is the same as golf in Scandinavia, and most Danish golfers can name some of the courses like Barsebäck. You could easily add a few golf rounds in Denmark if in Southern Sweden like Simon´s in northern Zeeland. Remember Sweden is a big country, so plan with distances, climate and geography in mind.
Tee off an hour after landing in Sweden
You put the golf equipment in the trunk of the rented car in the airport and one hour later you can tee off. Perhaps you landed in Kastrup Denmark, then take a trip over the famous Øresund Bridge and one hour or so later have a great golf day or weekend in Sweden. Or you landed in Stockholm and now you have access to a handful top golf courses close to the city.
The best golf courses in Sweden
Sweden is a golfer’s paradise, with more than 400 courses to choose from, so this is where it gets difficult:
Some of the best golf courses in Sweden are
- Falsterbo Golfklub
- Ullna Golfklubb
- Bro Hof Slott Golf Club
- Vasatorps Golfklubb
- Djursholms Golfklubb
Falsterbo Golfklub is located in the southwest of Sweden and is one of the country’s oldest courses. It offers breathtaking views of the sea, and is a challenging but fair test of golf.
Ullna Golfklub, just outside Stockholm, is a private club but visitors are welcome. The course is set in beautiful parkland and has hosted several European Tour events.
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, west of Stockholm, is one of Sweden’s newest courses. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and has hosted the European Challenge Tour and the Solheim Cup.
Vasatorps Golfklub, near Gothenburg, is a lovely parkland course with mature trees lining the fairways. It’s a popular choice for corporate days out and visiting golfers.
Djursholms Golfklub, also close to Stockholm, has two 18-hole courses as well as a 9-hole par-3 course. The East Course is considered to be one of the best in Sweden.
Selected golf courses in Southern Sweden
The region has some of Europe’s finest golf facilities, which include both links, park and forest courses, and several of the facilities have organized major international tournaments such as the Solheim Cup and the European Tour several times.
The climate and often sandy soil, and the high level of golf course maintenance also allow many of the courses to stay open almost all year round.
Skåne is also a contrasting region with great diversity when it comes to nature experiences, food and culture. How about combining the golf holiday with a bike ride in the undulating, green terrain on Österlen and then a stately night’s sleep in one of Scania’s beautiful castles?
Here are links to golf in Scania Skåne), which has + 70 courses
Barsebäck Golf and Country Club. The iconic golf course attracts both Danish green fee players and members
Conditions Golf club
Bokskogen’s Golf Club
Båstad Golf Club
Elisefarm Golf Club
Falsterbo Golf Club
Kävlinge Golf Club
Ljunghusen Golf Club
How to get to Sweden
If you’re looking for a golfing destination that offers a little bit of everything, then Sweden should be at the top of your list. Here’s a quick guide on how to get to this beautiful country.
The best way to get to Sweden is by plane. There are many international airports located throughout the country, so finding a flight that suits your needs should be relatively easy. Once you’re in Sweden, getting around to the different golf courses will be a breeze.
If flying isn’t your thing, then you can always take the train. Sweden has an extensive rail network that can get you just about anywhere you need to go. There are even some direct trains that go from Copenhagen (Denmark) all the way up to Stockholm (Sweden’s capital city).
Of course, if you’re coming from neighboring countries like Denmark, Norway or Finland, then driving is always an option. Just make sure you have all the necessary documents and paperwork in order before making the journey.
Where to stay when golfing in Sweden
There are many different accommodation options when golfing in Sweden. You can stay in a hotel, villa, or even an apartment. If you are looking for a luxurious experience, there are plenty of five-star hotels to choose from. For a more budget-friendly option, there are also several three- and four-star hotels.
If you want more space and privacy, staying in a villa or an apartment is a great option. You will have your own kitchen and living area, so you can relax after a long day on the golf course. There are also several self-catering options available if you prefer to cook your own meals.
No matter what your budget or preferences are, there is sure to be an accommodation that suits your needs when golfing in Sweden.
Tips for golfing in Sweden
If you’re planning a golf break in Sweden, here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:
– When to go: The best time to play golf in Sweden is during the summer months, from June to August. However, if you’re looking for cheaper green fees and fewer crowds, consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of May and September.
– Where to stay: There are many great places to stay while golfing in Sweden, but one popular option is Gothenburg. This city offers a variety of courses as well as plenty of other activities and attractions to enjoy when you’re not on the links.
– What to pack: In addition to your golf clubs and gear, be sure to pack appropriate clothing for the weather. Sweden can be quite cool even during the summer months, so layered clothing is always a good idea. And don’t forget your rain gear – Swedish summers can be unpredictable!
Swedish food and culture
Sweden is a land of contrasts. In the north, the country is blanketed in snow and ice, while in the south, the temperatures are milder and more temperate. This diversity is reflected in the country’s cuisine, which incorporates both traditional Swedish dishes and international flavors.
Swedish food is hearty and filling, perfect for a day spent on the links. Popular dishes include Swedish meatballs, gravlax (cured salmon), herring, and pannkakor/pancakes (crepes). For something sweet, try kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) or chokladbollar (chocolate balls). And of course, no meal would be complete without a cup of Swedish coffee or tea.
When it comes to culture, Sweden has much to offer. From its vibrant cities to its stunning natural scenery, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In Stockholm, visitors can explore the city’s many museums and galleries or take a boat tour of the picturesque archipelago. Outside of the capital, travelers can hike through forests and mountains, go fishing in pristine lakes, or relax in a traditional Swedish sauna. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something to love about Sweden.
If you’re looking for a golfing getaway that combines stunning scenery with world-class courses, then Sweden should be at the top of your list. With its picturesque countryside and plethora of championship-level courses, Sweden is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations. And with our selection of golf breaks, it’s easy to find the perfect package to suit your needs. So what are you waiting for? Book your next golf break in Sweden today!
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