Golfers in Sweden have three main types of golf course layouts to play. They are parkbana, skogsbana or a combination of the two.
- The Parkbana, which translates to park course, is a design of that will be typically on the rolling terrain of former farmland. Styled after the classic parkland courses in England, a typical parkbana will have mature and well maintained landscaping. Usually an easy to medium walking course, parkland courses are found in the more open areas of the Swedish countryside.
- A Skogsbana means you will be playing on a golf course designed to take advantage of the hills and forests of Sweden. Usually surrounded by trees, the skogsbana course will usually call for accurate tee shots. The trade off is some spectacular vistas to stop and admire while walking to your next shot.
- Park och skogsbana. It may read like we are being cheeky, but most golf courses in Sweden are of this type. A combination of both the flat meadows and the forests that are above them, these courses combine the two styles in varying ways.
Finally, in the southern area of Sweden, because of its coastal sandy soil, you can find some links courses. Though some courses use such descriptions as "links-like" or "links styled", this description is due more to the style of bunkering or its open landscape than their proximity to the coastline.