Falsterbo, Skane Lan S-239 40
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Gunnar Bauer (a local doctor) designed the current course in 1930. He retained the 7th and 14th holes from an earlier 9-hole course, laid out around the lighthouse in 1912 by Robert Turnbull (golf pro Copenhagen GC).
33 km S of Malmo
Leave the E22 Malmo-Trelleborg motorway at exit 8, follow direction Skanor/Falsterbo. After 11.8 km, at roundabout, turn left direction Falsterbo. After 2.7 km turn right, direction Golfbana. After o.3 km road bends to right, direction Kontshall. Follow road for a further 1.3 km to Falsterbo Golf.
Falsterbo Golfklubb: here at the southern end of the Falsterbo Peninsula you'll find the Oresund strait on one side of you, and the Baltic Sea stretching out on the other. You'll also find one of continental Europe's true links golf courses. Falsterbo occupies a strip of relatively flat sandy links land, pure links indeed, but not endowed with towering sand dunes or energetically rolling terrain.
Tee it up at Falsterbo, and there's no doubting you're at the seaside. There's a large lighthouse (dating from 1795) in the centre of the golf course, small lakes and reed beds flanking several holes, and sea views in abundance. The best of those views come on the back-nine, culminating at the par-4 17th tee, which sits farthest out on the tip of the peninsula.
Although quite flat, Falsterbo's layout keeps you thoroughly absorbed and revelling in links golf from start to finish. Characterised by superb greens, and dotted with a rash of revetted pot bunkers, the layout also retains its rustic qualities ... as all great links courses do. Make no mistake, this is one of Sweden's golfing crown jewels ........ worthy of its place on any list of great links courses.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap per flight: 100.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available only for medical reasons and must be booked in advance.
Falsterbo Golf Club was formed in 1909 on the initiative of keen golfer Erik Schweder, whose father was head of Malmö’s cycling club and also imported bicycles from England. Erik was sent over to learn the family business, and took the opportunity to play golf while in England.
Back in Sweden the duneland of Falsterbo was the obvious place to look for somewhere to continue playing. Erik and his friend Adolf Faxe started their search in the spring of 1909, and by October of that year had founded the golf club. Many members were recreational cyclists.
2019 Golf World rating: 21st best course in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 4th best course in Sweden.
Radhustorget 6, 239 30 Skanor med Falsterbo.
+46 (0)40 45 91 00Visit website
The 29-room Hotell Gässlingen is located 30 km south of Malmo. Here you will find a traditional and elegant hotel in the quiet seaside village of Skanör, just north of Falsterbo. This charming hotel offers a spa, free wi-fi, outdoor pool and excellent quality local cuisine.
Flommen; Falsterbo; Ljunghusen.
Grona Torg, Falsterbo 239 40
+46 (0)40 47 98 00Visit website
The 40-room Norregård Hotell offers a free sauna, onsite restaurant and the wonderful Falsterbo beach within easy walking distance.
Flommen; Falsterbo; Ljunghusen.
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