Falsterbo is among the only true links courses in Scandinavia. It is also among the oldest courses. At the clubhouse there is a great atmosphere and one gets the sense of being at a club with rich golfing history. The course starts of with six holes that do not really have any real links feel to them. But be careful: Hole one and four can wreak you round even before it really gets going! It is at hole number seven that the links feeling starts, with a short dogleg par four, ending in front of the clubhouse. Then it goes on over the flat links terrain. The last part of the course is the most beautiful. Here the holes run along the edges of the spit that the course is build on. At the 17th tee you are standing at the end of that spit. From here, the 17th and 18th run in a line towards the clubhouse, with dunes on the right side. This course is great, despite that it is rather flat and there are no dunes between the holes. It is also a great walk, with water on both sides, an old lighthouse and lots of birdlife. The condition of the course was not good on the day of my last visit. The greens were a bit slow, and in general they were not really true and had strange breaks. The fairways were flooded and it was clear that the course was not well drained. Despite of that, I am already looking forward to my next visit.
Date: May 21, 2008