There are 54 holes at what is one of Sweden’s strongest clubs – both in terms of playing membership, which numbers 3,300 members, and number of holes.
The Classic Course was opened in 1974 and redesigned in 2013 and there are also two nine-hole courses.
But it is the Tour course – shortened for Tournament, which is an accurate hint of what to expect – that is the course that gets in our Continental European Top 100.
It is made up of nine older-but-remodelled holes and nine new ones designed by American firm Hills & Forrest.
The result is a bold and brawny modern course – opened in 2008 – in immaculate condition.
Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest renovated the existing holes – laid out in the mid 70s and a host of European Tour events – among mature trees and added new ones on more open ground with a feel of Ryder Cup host Golf National to it.
The result is a bold and brawny modern course – opened in 2008 – in immaculate condition. When we visited in early season it was in impeccable nick – and bear in mind it is in Sweden, not Belek.
Vasatorps, located seven miles inland from Helsingborg, has hosted the Compaq Open and Helsingborg Open on the Ladies European Tour as well as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open on the European Tour with winners including Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman.
A huge honours board details all the famous winners to have triumphed at this comprehensive complex, which sits in the province of Skane in the south of Sweden, across the Oresund strait from Denmark.