Skövde, Vastergotland S-541 33
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (starting from the parking to the clubhouse and thereafter at most holes).
9-hole par-35 Norra Banan/North course (2730 metres).
4 km S of Skovde
From the centre of Skovde follow direction Skara (route 49). After roundabout pass the Cementa works (on your right) and then turn left direction Simsjon/golf icon. After 1.8 km golf is on your left.
Skövde Golfklubb (Sodra/South course): Skovde seems quite an industrial town with cement works and wood chipping mills, but once you're on this excellent golf course industrialisation is left far behind. The spectacularly big and spacey Sodra Banan (South course) layout has been magnificently sculpted from a mature forest by Peter Nordwall. But its not so much the trees lining the fairways that you'll come to fear, as much as the dangerously deep rough. On a first outing you'll be looking at seemingly tight tee-shots, only to be amazed at how much room there actually is for safely landing your drives - but you'll need to hit either fairway or semi-rough, the alternative is usually knee-high jungle or asteroid-crater type bunkering. With many excellent dog-leg par-4's and zig-zag par-5's, you'll either be thrilled by this wonderfully natural golf course, or left cursing the ball count in your bag has gone below the comfort level.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap on South course: 36.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
In 2004 Skovde hosted the Men's European Amateur Championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Skovde). | Special price golf packages are available for residents of the Billingehus -First Hotel (see Where2Stay below).
Alphyddevagen, Skovde SE-541 21
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First Hotel Billingehus boasts sweeping panoramic views across the plains of Västergötland from its hillside vantage point of Billingen. The town of Skövde, situated at the foot of Billingen Mountain, carries a rich 600-year history and cultural heritage.
Tradgardsgatan 10, 54130 Skovde.
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This 124-room traditional Skövde hotel was built in 1888 and is conveniently located next to the railway station, within walking distance of Skövde city centre. The hotel's facilities include a restaurant, shop, free Wi-Fi, gym and sauna.
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