Golf holidays and beautiful landscapes
Golfing holidays are the ideal way to combine your sporting passion with a relaxing break abroad. Truly great golf vacations mix unforgettable courses with fine dining, breath-taking scenery and warm hospitality. When looking for a holiday that combines all these perfect elements, look no further than Skåne in southern Sweden as it offers golfing fans all of this and more. From north to south, east to west, you’ll find some of Europe’s finest golf courses, as well as engaging culture and idyllic scenery. For a golf holiday unlike any other, take your golf clubs to Skåne and enjoy a truly memorable golfing trip.
As it’s the closest to Copenhagen airport, why not get your first taste of golf Sweden in south-west Skåne? Ljunghusen Golf Course is one of the oldest in Sweden and has the added bonus of being located in a nature reserve that’s just a few steps from the beach. This 27 hole course boasts fast greens and wonderfully maintained fairways, and is a challenging but rewarding course to play. Golf digest voted Ljunghusen as one of the top five golf courses in Sweden, so it’s definitely one to try on any Skåne golf holidays. Also in south-west Skåne is the Sofiedals Golfklubb. This 18 hole, 72 par open parkland course has tight fairways, plenty of water hazards and fast greens, making it a tricky but enjoyable course. Located close to the city of Malmö, it’s the ideal way to team a round of good golf with some city sightseeing.
From south-west Skåne, make your way up the coast to north-west Skåne for a round of golf at the S:t Arild Golf Course. If you embark on your golfing holidays looking for a challenge then S:t Arild is a must, so make sure you work into your golfing itinerary. With 18 holes that mix parkland and forest as well as lakes and islands, you can take on the challenging fast greens in truly beautiful surroundings. When you fancy a break from all the golfing action, the course’s restaurant serves sumptuous Swedish and international cuisine.
Next, head across to central Skåne to the Elisefarm Golf Course. This acclaimed 18 hole heathland course has been named one of the best new courses in the world by The Golfers Magazine. Not only will you find superb golf here, but it’s also a luxurious and memorable place to stay thanks to the golf club’s manor house. If you’re after something a little less grand, accommodation can also be found in the club’s ‘Stallet’, a converted stone dwelling. The restaurant at the Elisefarm Golf Club boasts a menu packed with local produce, so it’s a great place to try a wide range of traditional Swedish food.
Southern Skåne is another destination not to be missed on any Swedish golf vacations. Make your way through the stunning Österlen countryside and you’ll find Tomelilla Golf Club. Thanks to its rural location, this course makes the most of its natural undulation to create a pleasurable 73 par course. The Tomelilla Golfhotell is located very close to the golf club and offers weary golfers a relaxing and comfortable place to stay. You can also take in picturesque countryside views at the Tomelilla Golfkrog restaurant while enjoy acclaimed Swedish cuisine. Also in southern Skåne is The Ystad Golf Club, a coastal course that mixes heathland with water hazards and character variation. Its distinctive course makes it a Skåne golfing must.