Halmstad, Halland S-302 73
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Original 18-hole course at Halmstad was designed by Rafael Sundblom (1938). Back-nine of original course became holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 of today's North course. Nine new holes for North course designed by Nils Skold (1967).
Above distances are for the Norra/North course. Also at Halmstad is the 18-hole Sodra/South course (par-72; 5824 m from back tees).
8 km W of Halmstad
Leave the E6/E20 at exit 43 direction Tylosand. Following signs to Tylosand, after 4.8 km turn left at roundabout (third exit), after 400m turn right, after 5.8 km turn left. After 1.3 km turn right direction Golfbanan. After 400m turn right direction Golfbanan. After 250m golf is in front of you.
Halmstad Golfklubb (Norra banan/North course): Often referred to as "Tylosand", Halmstad Golf Club is one of Sweden's top Stay&Play venues. In 1967 it was decided to split the original 18-hole layout as part of a project to create two championship courses at Halmstad. The original excellent back-nine was incorporated into the new North course. With the addition of nine new holes designed by Nils Skold (the North's middle section from 5 to 13), the North course quickly developed a reputation as one of the best courses in continental Europe.
The immaculate 110-metre tee box on the North's par-4 opener, leads you into an elegantly sweeping right-to-left dogleg hole, a clear portent of the quality of the golf course that lies ahead. The terrain here is more undulating than on the South course, which arguably provides the biggest difference between the two.
The North's huge greens and stylish bunkering culminate in a really excellent closing stretch (integrated from Halmstad's original 18-hole course). Included in these finishing holes is the picture-perfect 16th, a wonderful par-3 framed by tall mature trees, with water to cross in front of the green.
As on the South course, the individual sculpting of each hole through the surrounding pine forest creates a wonderfully natural and tranquil golfing environment. Listen out for waves breaking on the seashore when you play the par-4 17th; the sea's not far away, although you'll not look onto it from the golf course. Tylosand's North course is regularly rated as one of Sweden's top courses - it's certainly one of the most popular (a reasonably priced green fee makes sure of that).
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance (visitors can book 2 days ahead of day of play). Maximum handicap: men 24; women 32. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2018].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire only on medical grounds and if pre-booked.
Halmstad is commonly known as Tylösand, the seaside resort town alongside which the golf club is located. Halmstad's golf courses are set back from the sea, and occupy a predominantly forested area.
Halmstad's North course has hosted many top-level tournaments including the European Amateur Championship (2011), as well as Ladies European Tour events, not least the 2007 Solheim Cup (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Halmstad).
Sweden: 6th best course in Sweden (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 82nd best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2021).
Tylöhusvägen 28, 302-73 Halmstad.
+46 (0)35 305 00Visit website
Adjacent to the Halmstad Golfklubb, the 230-room Hotel Tylösand is a beachside resort hotel. The excellent facilities include a full-service restaurant, fitness centre, spa, saltwater pools, a nightclub and terraces looking out onto the Kattegat (sea).
Kungsgatan 5, Halmstad 302 45
+46 (0)35 17 63 00Visit website
The 46-room 4-star Hotel Continental, prides itself on being a little bit different. Located in a beautiful heritage building, built at the turn of the century, the hotel offers an atmosphere that gives you a home-from-home feeling.
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