World-class courses all around Skåne

Skåne in the south of Sweden is the perfect destination for great golf. There are around 70 courses for every level and interest within a 50-minute drive, and several of them have hosted the European Tour and other championship events.

Skåne’s varied landscape is home to seaside courses, lush parkland, heathland and woodland courses.

The organisation Leading Courses has listed Skåne’s best golf clubs. Here are the top five:

Vasatorp

Vasatorp

Vasatorp is an award-winning club that offers a tournament course, classic course and an alley course. These different courses combine forest-lined fairways and open fields with water hazards, tricky bunkering and interesting approach possibilities. The championship-standard course with generous fairways has repeatedly been voted the best course in Sweden.

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Ljunghusens Golf Club

Ljunghusens Golf Club

Beautifully located by the Baltic sea on the south west of Skåne, the 27-hole links seaside course in Ljunghusen plays on sand dunes. The course is part of a nature reserve and many of the holes are just a few metres away from the white, sandy beach. Ljunghusen has hosted several national and international competitions and is considered one of the most challenging in the world.

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Tegelberga GK

Tegelberga GK

Tegelberga is a classic British heathland course in undulating countryside that tests expert players and inspires beginners and high handicappers to greater things. There’s a challenging 18-hole course famed for its immaculate condition that plays host to the Swedish Ladies’ Open Tour, and a 9-hole pay-and-play offering a high standard for all golfers, even if they don’t have an official handicap.

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Kristianstad Golf Club

Kristianstad Golf Club

Kristianstad Golf Club boasts two 18-hole courses, the East course, founded in 1924, and the West course. Host to a number of different championships, Kristianstad is one of the best maintained courses in Sweden, holding 8th place in Golf Digest’s list of the best golf clubs in the Nordics. The courses are fairly flat but become very tricky when the wind blows in from the Baltic Sea.

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And there’s more…

The following courses are rated amongst the best in Sweden by Golf Digest:

Barsebäck Golf and Country Club

Barsebäck Golf and Country Club

Barsebäck bietet zwei 18-Loch-Bahnen, eine 9-Loch-Bahn und eine Golfakademie, mit deren Hilfe man seinen Golfschwung verbessern kann. Die Landschaft ist vielfältig und die Bahnen verfügen sowohl über parkähnliches Gelände mit höherem Waldanteil als auch über interessante Wasserhindernisse. Viele der weltbesten Golfer sind hier regelmäßig zu Gast, und die Anlage war bereits 13 Mal Ausrichter der European Tour.

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Österlen Golf Club

Österlen Golf Club

Österlen Golfclub features 36 holes and two different courses. Lilla Vik is a seaside course with a beautiful waterfront view, and Djupadal is built on sandy grounds, with inviting fairways and challenging greens. Both courses offer generous driving ranges, large putting greens and practice facilities. Lilla Vik also offers two padel courts, conference facilities and accommodation in comfortable apartments adjacent to the golf course.

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