Akersberga, Stockholms län S-184 94
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Lakeside and woodland.
Original layout by Sven Tumba (1981); course extensively redesigned by Jack Nicklaus (2011).
24 km N of Stockholm
Take the E18 out of Stockholm heading north-east (direction Norrtalje). Leave E18 at exit Akersberga/Gillinge. Follow route 265 direction Taby Kyrkby. After 500m golf is on your left (not the golf club on your right!).
Ullna Golf Club re-opened in June 2013 following an extensive Jack Nicklaus-designed renovation. With its stunning lakeside setting and stylish Nicklaus redesign, the course quickly resumed its place as one of Sweden's best. Many would also add that in terms of aesthetics it is the country's most beautiful course. Quite possibly.
Sitting next to the delightful Ullnasjon (Lake Ullna), nearly half the holes are played directly along the lakeshore, with many of the greens jutting precociously out into the lake. Even the proximity of a major road, running close to a few holes on the back-nine, doesn't detract from the overall beauty and challenge of this renowned Stockholm golf course.
Whether in the form of the lake itself, or smaller ponds and fairway-crossing ditches, water threatens on all but a handful of holes. There is no escaping water here at Ullna. Adding to Ullna's impressive defences and top tournament credentials an abundance of stylish bunkering, complete with Augusta-style white glistening sand, constantly threatens. As and when you've navigated past the daunting array of water and sand hazards, large fast sloping greens await.
After a relatively benign opening par-5 and then a short par-4, the fun really starts at the perilous downhill par-3 3rd, with water surrounding the green. Next up is a risk-reward par-5, one of many majestic lakeside holes that offers a beautiful lake view, as well as the opportunity to put an early big number on your scorecard.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 30; total per flight 72.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Ullna has hosted many top level tournaments including the European Tour's Scandinavian Enterprise Open, and Ladies European Tour's HP Open (won by local star Annika Sorenstam). For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Ullna GC.
2019 Golf World rating: 83rd best course in continental Europe.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in Sweden.
Såstaholmsallé 12, 187 70 Täby.
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Located alongside Lake Vallentuna, Såstaholm offers 93 hotel rooms, including singles, doubles, superior rooms and a wedding suite. For over 60 years the mansion house was known as “Höstsol” (Autumn Sun), a prime residence for many of Swedens old actors and actresses. All guest rooms are named after Swedish actors and actresses. Central Stockholm is 22 km away.
Stockholm; Arlandastad; Osteraker.
Nasbyvagen 4, Taby, Stockholm S-183 30
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The 120-room Scandic Taby hotel provides modern comfortable accommodation, complemented by a full-service restaurant, well-equipped gym and sauna.
Taby; Osteraker; Drottningholm; Kungsangen.
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