Founded in 1959, Douglas Brasier originally designed the course at Växjö Golf Club and Björn Magnusson and then Pierre Fulke later updated it. Its mix of parkland and woodland holes combined with a tough finish make Vaxjo a varied test.
With 36 challenging holes, Kungsängen Golf & Country Club is undoubtedly one of the premier tournament golfing venues in Sweden.
Founded in 1984, the members of Säters Golfklubb played over a 6-hole course on the western edge of Lake Ljustern until 1990 when an 18-hole layout was finally unveiled. There’s an eclectic mix of golf on offer here, from lakeside holes to parkland and forest flanked fairways.
One of the younger facilities in the Stockholm area, Salems Golf Club was founded in 1988 but it would take seven years before the first nine holes were ready for play at Högantorp farm. By 1996 the club had expanded to 18 holes and a further nine (Högantorps) was added in 2003.
Founded in 1946, Bodens Golfklubb is the oldest golf club in Norrbotten (North Bothnia), but the course in play today at Sävast is a 1992 design by Björn Eriksson. Measuring 6,062 metres from the tips, water comes into play at more than half the holes on the scorecard.
Dating back to 1924, Kristianstads Golfklubb now operates two 18-hole courses, Åhus Östra and Åhus Västra, with the latter set out in a Muirfield-style as a clockwise 9-hole loop and a counterclockwise 9-hole loop, which helps to heighten the challenge when it’s windy.
Golf was first played at Rönnbäcken to the south of Skellefteå city in 1969 with 18 holes becoming available for play in 1977. A further nine was added in 1993, enabling Skellefteå Golf Club to lay claim to being the world’s northernmost 27-hole facility.
Some prefer the gorse-flanked Djupadal course at Österlens Golfklubb to Lilla Vik, its pretty seaside parkland sibling. Fashioned by Tommy Nordström in 2001, the Djupadal layout (located 1 km south of Lilla Vik) has recently been renovated by Pierre Fulke Design.
The 18-hole course at Fågelbro Golf & Country Club is a 1991 Björn Eriksson creation that is set on Fågelbrolandet Island, a hot-spot for ornithologists. It’s a quirky and rather tight layout with rocky outcrops on the outward nine and plenty of water to contend with coming home.
Designed by the late Peter Nordwall, the course at Slite Golf Club is set on the eastern coast of Gotland, a couple of kilometres inland from the seaside resort village. Part parkland and part woodland, the layout’s modest yardage challenges and deceives.