On the off chance that any iseekgolfers end up in Stockholm and want to have a hit, here are some of my favourite courses in the capital of Sweden:
1. Bro Hof Stadium course. The most expensive golf course in Sweden, with an actual castle as the club house. The Stadium course has hosted European Tour events several times and can be extremely difficult depending on wind and weather conditions. Always in immaculate condition! Greenfees are about $350. https://www.brohofslott.se/en Bonus pictures shot by yours truly at the 2011 Scandinavian Masters: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjvDgB73 (With Bubba, DJ and Alex Noren amongst others.)
2. Ullna GC. Not the longest course, but with water pretty much everywhere and the possibility of gusty winds off the lake it is not easy at all. Bring plenty of balls! After recent renovations by Nicklaus design some people rank it higher than Bro Hof Stadium. GF about $230. http://www.ullnagolf.se/?lang=en
3. Vidbynäs (South) Bunkers, bunkers and more bunkers! Beautiful layout and lots of fine golf holes. Not as expensive with GF around $100. Website in Swedish only: https://www.vidbynasgolf.se/
4. Royal Drottningholm Golf Club. Recently renovated to a very high standard is this parkland course. Has hosted both men's and ladies's European Tour events in the past. GF around $150. http://www.kdrgk.se/english/
5. Mälarö GK Skytteholm. My old home course and anyone wondering why my normal ball flight is low has clearly not played this course! There's 27 excellent golf holes to choose from and only 1 (one!) of them has any trees! The rest is completely open and can best be described as an inland links course. GF around $100. Website in Swedish only: http://www.malarogk.se/
Swedes are crazy about golf and there's probably around 100 courses within 100 kms of Stockholm so there's plenty of choice. The season in Stockholm is normally from April to October, but some courses have better soil conditions (my old one for instance) and they might be open from March/April to November/December. Conditions at the start and end of the season can be quite wet and muddy, so the best time to play is from June to September.
Edited by pyl, 30 August 2019 - 11:17 AM.