Scandinavian Masters

The Scandinavian Masters is a 72-hole stroke play tournament on the European Tour which is played every year in Sweden. Officially established in 1991 when the Scandinavian Enterprise Open merged with the PLM Open, the Masters event is one of the leading professional competitions held annually in the Nordic countries.

The story starts back in 1973, when the Scandinavian Enterprise Open was first held on crown property at Kungliga Drottningholms Golfklubb, on the outskirts of Stockholm. Bob Charles from New Zealand won by two strokes from three players, one of whom was Tony Jacklin, but the Englishman would bounce back the following year at Bokskogens Golfklubb, racing to an 11-shot victory.

Scandinavian Masters Championship Trophy

There were plenty of big name winners of this tournament during its 18-year playing history: Americans George Burns, Bob Byman (twice) and Craig Stadler; Australians Greg Norman and Ian Baker-Finch; and Greg Turner from New Zealand. Majors winners from Europre such as Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Seve Ballesteros (three times) also lifted the trophy between 1979 and 1989.

Only three venues were used for the championship other than Kungliga Drottningholms and Bokskogens: Vasatorps Golfklubb’s TC course in Mörarp (1978-1980); Linköpings Golfklubb (1981-1982); and Ullna Golf Club near Stockholm (1983-1987).

The PLM Open was inaugurated in 1983, with local favourite Peter Dahlberg winning the first competition. It became a European Tour fixture three years later, when events were then played in consecutive years at Falsterbo Golfklubb, Flommens Golfklubb and Ljunhusens Golfklubb before the Open moved inland from the Falsterbo peninsula to Bokskogens Golfklubb, where the final edition was pl...

Scandinavian Masters host courses

Arlandastad (Masters)

11th Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 34th Sweden Ranking

Host to the Scandinavian Masters in 2007 and 2008, the parkland Masters course at Arlandastad Golf Club opened in 1993 and was joined by the opening of the New course in 2001. This 36-hole facility is one of Sweden’s most popular and progressive.

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Barsebäck (Masters)

4th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 7th Sweden Ranking 64th Continental Europe Ranking

Situated on the west coast of Sweden lies the world renowned Barsebäck Golf & Country Club. With two championship courses, there’s no shortage of great golf to be had at Barsebäck.

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Hills

12th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 19th Sweden Ranking

Hills Golf & Sports Club was one of the most talked about new championship golf courses in Europe when it opened in 2005.

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Kungliga Drottningholm

4th Central & North Sweden - Best in Area 14th Sweden Ranking

The golf club hosted numerous international tournaments in the 1970s and 1980s, and household names like Nicklaus, Singh, Montgomerie, Ballesteros and Couples are all part of the heritage of Kungliga Drottningholms.

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PGA Sweden National (Lakes)

8th South & West Sweden - Best in Area 11th Sweden Ranking

The number of bunkers on the Lakes course averages four per hole, the same as the Links course, but the traps on the Lakes occupy an area three times that of the other course at the PGA Sweden National.

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Scandinavian Masters Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Christoffer Kallberg Courses Played 7
= Martin Dahlstrom Courses Played 7
= Borje Courses Played 7
= Jorn Greve Courses Played 7
= Jan Nordstrom Courses Played 7
6 Gustav Courses Played 6
= Kaj Persson Courses Played 6
= Pär Larsson Courses Played 6
= Georg Kittel Courses Played 6
10 Ulf Courses Played 5