Visby has that mysterious quality, you simply know that you have played a great course, you may not know exactly why, but, when you start your recap of the round you discover that you have been sternly tested, and you have enjoyed every single moment of it. Firstly there is the location, on the seaside with magnificent views of Karlsöarna, far from any major roads or cities, there’s the sea and the golf in a wonderful tranquil setting. Then there is the course itself, a few seaside holes, and some forest holes, mind you, this is seaside forest so it is quite open, and on those days (almost always) when there is a bit of wind dont expect any particular respite from the trees. Hole by hole, each presents a different challenge, creating a enjoyable rythm to the round. From the opening medium par three, then the fabulous short par five 6th along the sea. The short but wonderfully tricky 11th, guarded both by water on both sides and some well placed fairway and greenbunkers, thru to the wonderful approach of the par five 16th, the sea in the distance beautifully framed by leaning trees and a small brook bisecting the fairway in front of the green. When you walk off the majestic par five 18th, I am pretty sure you will be thinking “can I have another round, please?” I can only fully agree with the previous reviewer, this is a course that deserve stardom.
Date: June 14, 2012