Kytaja (South East)

Kytaja (South East)

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If you had to think of a an idyllic Scandinavian setting for a golf course, it is a fair bet you would have something akin to what awaits at Kytaja in mind.

A tranquil lake, thousands of pines and a tumbling landscape punctuated by rocks dominate the scene here and make for one of the most serene and picturesque venues in Continental Europe.

The weather isn’t Iberian and the playing period is realistically no more than six months, but for a tranquil golf break of breathtaking scenery, air so pure you can almost taste it and exceptionally good golf courses, Kytaja takes some beating.

Its other key appeal is the on-site accommodation, opulent houses of varying sizes overlooking the lake that are available for hire. They allow you to savour the ultimate ‘get away from it all’ break, yet in tasteful luxury.

There are 36 holes of Top 100-calibre golf to enjoy because while the North West is not in our Continental Top 100, it so easily could be.

The South East has three phases; intriguing holes laid down over interesting land; some prosaic holes on flatter terrain; and the lakeside stretch where even the most studious golfer will be a little distracted by the setting.

The difference between it and the South East, is in truth negligible… with the latter’s spectacular lakeside stretch to finish hiding the key.

That is probably the most memorable part of Kytaja’s golf but the rest is hardly tedious, rising and falling over characterful terrain that offers exciting tee shots and cosy green complexes.

Both by Canadian Thomas McBroom, the SE came along first in 2003.

It has three phases; intriguing holes laid down over interesting land; some prosaic holes on flatter terrain; and the lakeside stretch where even the most studious golfer will be a little distracted by the setting.

McBroom, not a huge name in European architecture, did a nice job of routing the course and an especially good one of making the holes on the funky terrain work so well.

Finland’s No.1 and can easily be combined with a game at the country’s No.2, Linna. Chris Bertram

 

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Thomas McBroom

+358 19 456 5700

Kytäjäntie 1265 , Hyvinkää , Finland , 05720