Falsterbo - South & West Sweden - Sweden

Falsterbo Golfklubb,
Fyrvägen 34,
239 40  Falsterbo,
Sweden


  • +46 (0) 40 47 00 78

  • Jan Ekblom

  • Gunnar Bauer

  • David Leet


Falsterbo is one of the few true classic links courses in Continental Europe. It’s located at the southernmost tip of Sweden on the scenic Falsterbo peninsula, where the Öresund and the Baltic meet. Bird watchers flock to this designated preservation area to spot the migrant birds, so you may pick up more birdies here than you bargained for.

Falsterbo Golf Club was founded in 1909 and it’s the third oldest club in Sweden. Nine holes were laid out around the lighthouse and then in 1930 a local doctor called Gunnar Bauer extended the course to 18 holes. Only two holes (7th and 14th) now remain of the original nine. Some serious remedial work on the greens was undertaken between 1996-2001 but apart from that, the layout remains true to Bauer’s 1930s design.

There’s a distinct British feel to Falsterbo and the club is strongly linked by its members to several British clubs (including Prestwick and Royal County Down), so it will come as no surprise that you’ll need to master the bump and run to score well With water on three sides it can get fiercely windy at Falsterbo and if you stray too far off the fairways your ball will be lost in punishing rough or perhaps even on one of the dazzling white sandy beaches.

The book 500 world’s greatest golf holes by author George Peper and the editors of GOLF magazine features the 160-yard par three 11th hole at Falsterbo: “On a course set on a peninsula, it could be said that the 11th hole is a microcosm of Falsterbo. The oval-shaped green complex is surrounded on three sides not by the Baltic Sea, but by one of the several lakes that dot the otherwise linksland property. Though the hole is short, it is certainly the most dramatic on the course, where the chances for par or double bogey are about equal.”

The brilliant 18th is a classic example of a wonderful short par five where the Baltic Sea and a fine white sandy beach stretch along the full length of the hole. Often played with the prevailing wind, the 18th can be reached in two shots. But whatever you do, don’t stray too far off line otherwise you’ll need your bucket and spade.

Thanks to its mild seaside climate, Falsterbo can be played throughout the year and during the winter (if there’s enough daylight) you’ll have no problems getting a tee time, you’ll just need to make a special effort to get here… it’s quite remote.

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Description: Falsterbo is one of the few true classic links courses in Continental Europe. It’s located at the southernmost tip of Sweden on the scenic Falsterbo peninsula, where the Öresund and the Baltic meet. Rating: 8.1 out of 10 Reviews: 16
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Jeroen Korf
Very nice course set in linksland. played it on a sunny and windy day end of july, after playing Ljunghusen in the morning. I agree with the first stretch of holes not being very inspiring, but the rest is great stuff if you like playing in the link. Managed to squeeze out a birdy on the last with 2 great 3-woods. Had dinner in the Kaptens Garden in Falsterbo, which is realy a treat!
August 06, 2010
8 / 10
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Gustav
This course gives a very mixed feeling: the first impression is one of disappointment, the first two holes are visually uninspiring with OOB and sloppy maintenance. On the other hand, the treat starts from hole 7 when the course leaves the marshland to go out on classic links. The finish is superb and if the wind allows to go for the last green in two and go away with a 3 or a 4 you might rate it at the top in Sweden and as highly as I have seen it among Continental peers. Still, for any visitor to the area I would pick Falsterbo and PGA Links over Barsebäck any time.
July 02, 2010
6 / 10
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Edvard jensen
Just played Falsterbo on Sunday. The course is a classic old Links course in beautiful settings. The course was in good condition the fairways was fairly dry so you would get some extra roll, so you would have to be careful of the pot bunkers. It can be argued if the Green were truly Links as they were soft and you could stop the ball, which I actually prefer. Highly recommendable and challenging course.
July 06, 2008
8 / 10
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Mogens
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.
May 20, 2008
8 / 10
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David Jones
One of the best Links golf courses I have ever played - including several on the Open rota. The setting is stunning and coming down the strech on a beautiful spring evening was one of my best memories ever on a golf course.To score well here you need to be straight rather than long and keeping the ball out of the long clinging rough was the key.Greens were in great condition and the welcome was warm. Highly recommended.
January 26, 2008
8 / 10
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W
Falsterbo is an excellent course in a great setting. The course begins by heading away from the sea and there are a number of ponds and marshy features on a tough front 9. The true links nature of the course is revealed later on the back 9. After the memorable 160 yard 11th and its narrow wooden bridge from tee to green, the holes around the historic lighthouse and back to the welcoming clubhouse are those of a classic links. Approaching the 16th green we were met by a very large crowd, armed with binoculars, cameras and telescopic lenses. Sadly this wasn’t the world’s golf media. At certain times of year the golfers of Falsterbo share the peninsula with hundreds of ornothologists. No birdies for them to spot here! The 17th and 18th are two lovely finishing holes with sea and dunes all down the right. Finish off your round with a cold beer and a dip in the Baltic from the lovely beach by the clubhouse..what a treat!
November 27, 2006
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Jesper Aspegren
September 23, 2007
Treacherous, shrewd and decisive means that you always need to keep cool. The last four could really reward you - but if you don’t stay cool you might as well sink like a stone. Beautiful scenery between the Baltic and Oresund.