Falkenberg neither has the cachet of nearby Tylösand with Halmstad GK's flagship North Course, only slightly more than half an hour's drive along the coast to the south, nor the price tag that comes with it. Many of the aspects that make people wax lyrical about Halmstad are also true about Falkenberg: firm sand-based turf, challenging tee-shots into narrow woodland corridors, exacting approaches into small greens. Many of the critical points are also similar: lack of length, too many dogleg holes, flat bunkers which provide limited challenge. "Poor man's Tylösand" has therefore been a slightly unkind, but not wholly inaccurate description, not only of the golf course but the whole seaside town itself. Whether that is true to you or not, you can do a lot worse than spending a sunny summer's day at Falkenberg's beach at Skrea with a round at its nearby golf course.
Date: February 06, 2017