Halmstad (North)

Halmstad (North)

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Course Information

There are two fine courses at this Swedish club, the North – its best-known one – and the South, which is the one preferred by members. The history of the courses are intertwined.

Construction on the club’s course began in 1935 – it was their second site having been formed five years earlier – at Tylösand, a promontory that separates Sweden and Denmark.

The architect was Rafael Sundblom and it opened in 1938, providing play for members until 1963 when an additional nine holes north of the existing course was commissioned.

Nils Sköld was the designer this time and those nine joined with the back nine from the original course to form the North course (Norra).

In 1975, a further nine was designed by British-Dutch architect Frank Pennink to join with the unused old front nine to form the South.

The land has enough interest to keep one focusses at all times, incorporating undulations, ravines, benched greens and streams.

The North is the No.1 though, and although it is so close to the sea you can smell the salt in the air, this is entirely a woodland experience with fairways winding between tall pines.

Its location does give the turf a firm sandy base though, and good players will relish striking precise iron shots from these fairways.

The land has enough interest to keep one focusses at all times, incorporating undulations, ravines, benched greens and streams.

Within this landscape are highlights such as the short 16th, protected by a stream, another fine par 3 across a gully at the 4th and a fine two-shorter at the next.

On the back nine, the bumpy par-5 14th and strong two-shot 12th are fine holes and after the stellar 16th comes a good chance of a flattering finish. Chris Bertram

 

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Rafael Sundblom/Nils Sköld

+46 3517 68 00

Halmstad Golfklubb , Golfbanevägen , Halmstad , Sweden , 30273