Uppsala University is the oldest in the Nordics and fittingly Professor Gregor Paulsson was one of the founders and the first chairman of Upsala Golf Club, which was inaugurated in 1937. Paulsson was also responsible for laying out the 18-hole course… obviously a man of many talents.
The original 18-hole course was completely renovated by Canadian architect Robert Kains and reopened in 2010.
The Upsala course is an eclectic mix of forest and parkland with a little bit of spice for every player – the shot-shaper, the long hitter and the thinker. There’s a friendly start on the 1st with an elevated tee looking down on the wide and inviting fairway, which promotes a relaxed opening swing. The 3rd is the signature hole, a short par four where the elevated tee offers a splendid view of the beautiful pond bordering the left hand side of the fairway and the beckoning green in the distance.
The stretch from the 5th to the 8th is forest in character and from the 9th to the 15th the routing flows through some pretty parkland before closing with three forest holes. Most holes offer good visibility of the challenges presented, but on a few of the holes, namely the 5th and the 16th, we recommend close scrutiny of the course guide to get the lines just right.Upsala Golf Club also has a 9-hole short course and a full-length 9-hole layout designed by the prolific architect Peter Nordwall, so there’s plenty of golf to be enjoyed at Upsala.