Linna Golf

Vanajanlinnantie 485,

Harviala Hämeenlinna, Tavastia Proper 13330

  • Office

    +358 (0)300 870 578
  • Pro shop

    +358 (0)300 870 578

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and lakeside (Katumajärvi).

  • Designer:

    Tim Lobb of European Golf Design

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6624
5663
4959
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.1
71.3
72.6

Location

Latitude:

60.979586

Longitude:

24.559617

How to get there:

9 km SE of Hämeenlinna / 74 km W of Lahti.

Linna Golf

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2005

Linna Golf is home to one of the best championship golf courses in Finland. This predominantly tree-lined parkland layout, located close to but not directly alongside the Katumajärvi lake, provides a excellent test for your all-round game.

Tim Lobb's design weaves through an expansive and undulating environment, with plenty of elevation change, and tall birch and pines defining many of the holes. The good-width fairways are not overly troubled by water, but plenty of attractive bunkers and sometimes penal rough also line the way as you journey towards the extravagantly large greens. There's many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy in the Linna championship layout.

Stay&Play at Linna Golf: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Finland

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: €59-€120. Dynamic pricing system applies.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Linna Golf is laid out in the grounds of the Vannajanlinna Estate and the historic Äikäälä farm, which dates back to the Middle Ages. The baronnial castle, which now serves as Linna's onsite hotel, was not constructed until the late-1910s, when Dr Carl Wilhelm Rosenlew bought the Äikäälän farm. In 1998 Vanajanlinna was bought by Mika Walkamo and Pekka Vihma, who set about developing the Stay&Play concept that Linna now offers.

Published ranking

Finland's 4th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).
Continental Europe's 96th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Vanajan Linna

    Vanajanlinnantie 485, Harviala Hämeenlinna FIN-13330.

    +358 (0)3 6102 200

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    The baronnial Vanajan Linna manor house offers 30 rooms in the main building, or you can opt for one of the more modern accommodations dotted around the estate. The suites in the main building are restored in the original grand manor style, including all of the furnishings and fabrics.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Linna

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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