The National

off Malmovagen,

Bara, Skane Lan S-233 02

  • Office

    +46 (0)40 635 5108
  • Pro shop

    +46 (0)40 635 5100
  • Fax

    +46 (0)40 635 5134
  • Golf pro

    Joakim Ohrberg (PGA Professional).
  • Academy

    PGA Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Kyle Phillips of California-based Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6781
5856
4840
Par
72
72
71
SSS or slope
76
72
71

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Lakes course. Also at The National is the 18-hole Links course (par-72; 6,835 m from back tees) and 9-hole par-3 Short course, which comprises full-length par-3s of similar quality to the Links and Lakes courses; also designed by Kyle Phillips.

Location

Latitude:

55.567373

Longitude:

13.180131

How to get there:

13 km E of Malmo.

The National (Lakes course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 2010

The National (Lakes course) (formerly PGA Sweden National): Home to two excellent championship courses, The National was born out of a desire that this passionate golfing country should have a top-class golfing facility for its PGA professionals and coaches, as well as members and visitors. And so, with a nudge from a wee dram or two, the Lakes and Links courses came into being. Both were masterfully created by renowned golf course architect Kyle Phillips.

The highly-acclaimed Links course opened for play in 2009, and was followed a year later by the equally impressive Lakes course. The big-dimension Lakes layout, a European Tour venue, has a classic open parkland feel, interpreted in a Swedish way. Here the golfer meets small greens, plenty of water hazards and large threatening bunkers ... and large often does mean large.

This modern championship layout exudes a relatively open feel, as you play the two nine-hole loops out and back from the clubhouse. A large, purpose-built lake has to be carefully navigated as you play alongside it on the par-4 9th, par-3 17th and gently curving par-5 18th. A smaller lake also threatens on the inside of the left-to-right dogleg on the par-4 13th.

With 74 large stand-out bunkers also in attendance on the Lakes layout, and water ditches that wander through holes like the par-5 11th and par-4 16th, be in no doubt that your game will be rigorously tested.

Stay&Play at The National: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Sweden - South

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36 per player and 100 per flight.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Links and Lakes courses): weekdays SEK 1,300; weekends SEK 1500.

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

Excellent

Did you know?

As The National's literature says, "it started, as great ideas often do, with a bottle of whisky ... and the idea felt just as good the day after". That idea, passionately felt by Michael Sorling, the then CEO of the Swedish PGA, was to create a special venue for Sweden's golf professionals and coaches. The original concept envisaged a complex with three 18-hole courses, which was later revised to two. Thirteen years after the whisky bottle was opened, the first course (the Links) opened for play, soon to be followed by the Lakes course.

The Lakes course at The National has played host to the European Tour's Nordea Masters. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at PGA of Sweden National.

Where2Stay

  • The National Guest Suites

    off Malmovagen, Bara, S-23302 Sweden.

    +46 (0)40 635 5108

    Visit website

    The National offers 16 well furnished suites, each accommodating 2–4 people. The suites are elegant and comfortable, offering views over the rolling landscape of the Links course or alternatively the beautiful waterways of the Lakes course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      The National (Lakes and Links courses).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Bokskogen

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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