Visby

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“I have a new favourite course…” – Anna Nordqvist, LPGA Tour.

Those are the first words you see on Visby’s website, and the picture they lie on top of gives you a good idea why the Solheim Cup player said them.

When sea, sand, heather, pines and fescue come together – which isn’t all that often, making it even more special – it is an alluring prospect.

Then, as with many of the great Scottish seaside courses, you add in the romance of its location.

Visby sits on the west coast of the small island of Gotland, which lies in the Baltic Sea between the east coast of Sweden and the west coast of Estonia.

In fact, sail east from Gotland towards Estonia and you arrive in Parnu, home to the eponymous course that sits at No.16 in our Continental Top 100. There is a Parnu feel about Visby.

It has been likened to to Pebble Beach too, with holes that have along their entire length the dramatic coastline, their arcing fairways framed on the inside by wind-blown pine trees and rough-edged bunkering.

It was first opened in 1966 but was redesigned by Pierre Fulke and Adam Mednick in 2009

This par 72, 6,900-yard course can challenge the strongest players but is equally able to captivate the less skilled player looking for aesthetics and fun.

It has been likened to to Pebble Beach too, with holes that have along their entire length the dramatic coastline, their arcing fairways framed on the inside by wind-blown pine trees and rough-edged bunkering.

Bunkers and pines frame many trees. There is an even a lighthouse to add an extra dash of romance.

And then there is the turf, that mix of sand and fine-grass that is such a delight to hit from. Is it any wonder the well-travelled Nordqvist was so intoxicated by the place?

 

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Västergarn Kronholmen 415 , Gotlands , Tofta , Sweden , 62230