Review for Flommen

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Despite living within 30 km of this course most my life (25 years a golfer no less) I've never visited Flommen. Rumours of water everywhere, and having both Ljunghusen and Falsterbo as neighbours makes it easier to choose one of those two instead when visiting the Falsterbo peninsula. After 18 holes today I certainly regret not playing here before!

Wetland links may be an oxymoron, but it comes close at Flommen, at least during the summer months when the water table is lower and the springy turf hardens. This is especially true for the holes closest to the dune ridge separating the course from the public beach. The wetland part is true all months of the year, and on all holes; most of the time with water lining either left or right of the fairway or green, but never unfairly so, you always feel like you have a choice whether to take on the water or to play it more safe.

While the tee shots may be a bit less strategic (avoid water left or right?), the green areas are in most cases very good, plenty of interesting bunkering, swales, drop-offs, and nice contours, and while not overly speedy, the greens were rolling beautifully. Some bunkers were a bit scruffy looking, but others were nicely turfed and in very good nick, bunker refinishing in progress perhaps?

Perhaps the best part of Flommen is the homely and cosy feeling, locals going by bike on the dirt paths across the course down to the sea for their afternoon bath, the small kiosk housed in a beach hut right by the dunes after 9 holes, and the sun glittering in the shallow lakes. Half price compared to their neighbours also helps a great deal.

A feel good course for me, at least on a summers day with little wind! 4.5 balls, just about creeping up on five.

Date: August 02, 2016


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