Best golf courses: Sweden

It's hard to imagine why more foreign visitors do not head for the golf courses of Sweden. The overall quality of courses and facilities rank alongside any great golf nation and with the likes of Barseback, Ljunghusens, Halmstad (Tylosand), Ullna and Bro-Balsta on offer, this is 5-star golfing country. The golf season in Sweden is probably shorter than in many other countries. However, during the summer months this is compensated by the long hours of daylight. In Skåne, the most southern province of the country, the first courses open in the first half of April. They close in October or even in the beginning of November. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Sweden on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Linde & Chamberlain

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Visitors welcome

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Stockholm

Designer

Masters course designed by Sune Linde (1993), in collaboration with Helen Alfredsson and Anders Forsbrand. New course designed by Peter Chamberlain (2001).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Bruce, Ture

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Visitors welcome

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Malmo

Designer

Ture Bruce

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

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Malmo

Designer

Donald Steel

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Halmstad
Hawtree & Taylor

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Visitors welcome

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Halmstad

Designer

Hawtree & Taylor

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Halmstad
Nordstrom, Tommy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Halmstad

Designer

Tommy Nordstrom

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Amilon & Sederholm

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

Anders Amilon & Jan Sederholm

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Nordwall, Peter

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Visitors welcome

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Stockholm

Designer

Peter Nordwall

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Stockholm
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Stockholm

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Eriksson, Bjorn

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Visitors welcome

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Stockholm

Designer

Bjorn Eriksson

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Bauer, Gunnar

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

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).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Bergendorff & Kristersson

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

Stig Bergendorff & Stig Kristersson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Linde, Sune

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Sune Linde

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Stockholm
Linde, Sune

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Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Sune Linde

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Goteborg
Persson, Andrew

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Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Current layout by English designer Andrew Persson (1932).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Halmstad
Sundblom & Skold

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Halmstad

Designer

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).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Halmstad
Sundblom & Pennink

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Halmstad

Designer

Original 18-hole course at Halmstad was designed by Rafael Sundblom (1938). Front-nine of original course became holes 1, 12, 13, 14, 15, 6, 7, 8, 9 of today's South course. Nine new holes for South course designed by Frank Pennink (1979).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Sederholm, Jan

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Stockholm

Designer

Jan Sederholm designed the Red & Yellow nines. Carl-Edvard Montgomery designed the Blue nine in 1990.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Hills & Forest

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Original design by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates (2005; lead designer Steve Forrest). Modifications by Swedish professional golfer Johan Edfors (2013).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Brasier & Nordstrom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

The current East course was originally a 9-hole course, designed by Douglas Brasier (1940s). Extended to 18-holes in 1969 and then revamped by Tommy Nordstrom (1992). The West course dates from 2006.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Forsbrand, Anders

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Visitors welcome

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Stockholm

Designer

Anders Forsbrand

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Pennink, Frank

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Visitors welcome

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Goteborg

Designer

Frank Pennink

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Helsingborg
Bruce & Persson

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Helsingborg

Designer

Ture Bruce & Ake Persson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Orebro
Sundblom, Rafael

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Orebro

Designer

Original 9-hole course designed by Rafael Sundblom (1939). Redesigned and extended to 18-holes by A. Berglund (1962). Further alterations made by Nils Skold.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Brasier, Douglas

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

Douglas Brasier

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Helsingborg
Bruce, Ture

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Helsingborg

Designer

Ture Bruce

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kalmar
Fulke, Pierre

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kalmar

Designer

Pierre Fulke

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Tumba & Sederholm

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Sven Tumba & Jan Sederholm

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Phillips, Kyle

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

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

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Malmo
Phillips, Kyle

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Malmo

Designer

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Sundblom & Skold

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Original design by Rafael Sundblom & Nils Sköld. Renovated by Benestam Golf Course Design (2012).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Helsingborg
Sundblom, Rafael

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Helsingborg

Designer

Rafael Sundblom

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Jonkoping
Hills & Forest

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Jonkoping

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Skovde
Nordwall, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Skovde

Designer

Peter Nordwall

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Nordwall, Peter

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Peter Nordwall

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Morrison, John

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Visitors welcome

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Stockholm

Designer

Current course at Kevinge designed in 1932 by John S.F. Morrison* (of Colt, Alison & Morrison) together with Rafael Sundblom (of Stockholm GC, the first modern golf course architect in Scandinavia). *It is possible Harry Colt did the design work himself, but it is more likely to have been his partner John Morrison.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Skold, Nils

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Nils Skold

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Halmstad
Skold, Nils

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Halmstad

Designer

Nils Skold

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Tumba & Nicklaus

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Original layout by Sven Tumba (1981); course extensively redesigned by Jack Nicklaus (2011).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Hawtree, Martin

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Martin Hawtree

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Skold, Nils

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Nils Skold (the present Ostra course was laid out in 1976 by Nils Skold).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Goteborg
Nordstrom, Tommy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Goteborg

Designer

Tommy Nordstrom

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Helsingborg
Bruce, Thure

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Helsingborg

Designer

Original design by Thure Bruce (1973); renovated and modernised in 2013 by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates (lead designer Steve Forrest).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Helsingborg
Hills, Arthur

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Helsingborg

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Stockholm
Schmidt-Curley Design

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Stockholm

Designer

Brian Curley (Schmidt-Curley Design).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Visby
Fulke & Mednick

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Visby

Designer

Original 9-holes designed by Nils Skold (1958), extended to 18-holes by Peter Nordwall (1991). Redesigned by Pierre Fulke & Adam Mednick (2009).

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