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Barseback | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Barseback is one of two Swedish venues to make it onto the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, along with The National. Barseback is the home to two 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole par-3 course, and it has been the host of many international tournaments. Add a recently renovated hotel and a range of villas, and the location near the Oresund Strait and the Jaravallen Nature Reserve, and you have the perfect golfing resort. 

There is only one other place - Finca Cortesin - that can also offer a Solheim Cup golf course on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list. Barseback hosted the Solheim Cup in 2003, where Europe dominated the United States team. The Ocean Course was the venue, and it has also hosted the DP World Tour on ten occasions, and the Ladies European Tour on a further four occasions. Annika Sorenstam, Sir Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Luke Donald, Juli Inkster, Catriona Matthew and Adam Scott are just some of the big names to win at Barseback.

The Ocean Course might be the longest on our list at more than 7,600 yards, and it is complemented brilliantly by the Donald Steel-designed Pine Course, which winds its way through the stunning Swedish forestry on the eastern side of the resort. The resort is also home to the 9-hole Ace Course, which is the perfect place for beginners to learn their games.

Barseback also features a Performance Centre, where three of the big hitters have fully-equipped studios. Titleist, Callaway and Ping are all on offer at the Barseback Performance Centre, with the opportunity to get dialled in with the latest clubs. There are also indoor golf simulators, a driving range and short game area and the opportunity to receive coaching from one of three PGA-qualified professionals at the resort.

In terms of accommodation, the Barseback Resort is the proud home to a newly renovated hotel which features 36 rooms. Those rooms are split down the middle in Standard and Deluxe Rooms, all of which offer a double bed and views of the golf courses. There are also a range of villas at Barseback, which have also been recently renovated. 

There really is a little bit of everything at Barseback, and it sits within an hour from both Malmo and the Danish capital of Copenhagen, making it easy to reach, wherever you are travelling to Sweden from.

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Barseback Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Three Courses, 45 Stunning Holes

Like a number of other courses on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, Barseback is the proud home to 45 stunning golf holes across three courses. The resort plays host to the Ocean Course, Pine Course and the Ace Course.

Ocean Course
The Ocean Course is the championship lay-out at Barseback. Designed by Ture Bruce and opened in the late 1960s, it has become a staple of Swedish golf. The Ocean Course is a Par 73, and measures out at more than 7,600 yards from the back tees. Just a single par-4 on the lay-out is less than 400 yards from the tips. 

Three holes of the course - the 9th, 10th and 11th, actually play right by the Oresund Strait. The view of the water comes into play on all three holes, with the 9th fairway actually running alongside the beach. Following those three holes, the course then winds its way back inland and around the northern side of the resort. 

The Ocean Course has played host to several incredible professional tournaments over the years. It achieved its championship status in 1992, when it first hosted the Scandinavian Masters. Sir Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Adam Scott and Luke Donald were among the winners, with Renato Paratore claiming the Nordea Masters (as it was known for sponsorship reasons) title in 2017, its last edition to date at Barseback.

Barseback has also been a leading figure in the women’s game as well. The Ocean Course was the proud host of the Solheim Cup in 2003, when Europe were victorious over the United States with a 17.5-10.5 scoreline. The Compaq Open was also held four times on the Ocean Course, with Juli Inkster, Catriona Matthew and Annika Sorestam (twice) being the victors. 

Pine Course
Donald Steel was the man behind the resort’s second 18-hole offering - the Pine Course. The Pine lies more inland than the Ocean Course, and winds its way through the gorgeous Swedish forestry that encompasses Barseback.

The course opened in 1989, and is a Par 71 lay-out. It is much shorter than its older sibling, coming in at less than 6,500 yards, but it still provides a solid test for golfers of all levels. All of the water hazards come on the opening nine, with the 7th being one of the best holes on the lay-out. The fairway runs in between two lakes, making it look like a small sliver of land from the tee. It plays as a 400-yard par-4, but if you choose to lay up short of the water, then the approach shot will be longer than the tee shot. 

Ace Course
The Ace Course is the 9-hole offering at Barseback. It is a par-3 course and it is the perfect place for beginners to get out onto an actual course for the first time to learn about course management and the slight undulations of greens and fairways. 

Barseback Performance Centre

Barseback is the home to 45 glorious golf holes. It is also the home to a wonderfully high-tech performance centre, where guests are invited to learn about their own games and to find the right clubs to suit their swings. 

Titleist, Ping and Callaway each have a studio equipped with their latest equipment at the Barseback Performance Centre. Golfers are able to book time with each of the companies to see how to improve their games. 

There is a team of three PGA-qualified professionals - Ronnie Lindeskov, Caroline Condrup and Christian Hardin - who are on hand to provide coaching and tuition for golfers of all ages and abilities at Barseback.

There is also the ability to play indoors at Barseback. The RUFF Bar at the resort features four indoor simulators with TrackMan technology. This provides a great option for golfers who want to play during the winter months but can’t due to the course being closed with inclement weather. 

Barseback Resort

The Barseback Resort has a range of glorious accommodation options, all of which come with that classic Scandinavian touch. There is a hotel on the site, along with a range of villas for a touch of extra privacy. 

There is a newly renovated hotel on the resort, with each room having its own Scandinavian style. There are both Standard and Deluxe Rooms in the hotel, with 18 of each adding up to a total of 36 rooms in the Barseback Resort Hotel. The Standard Rooms take up the first floor, and come with a double bed, desk, TV, Wi-Fi and more. The Deluxe Rooms are on the second floor of the hotel building, and offer a step up in luxury. 

Like the hotel rooms, the villas have also been recently renovated. The villas at the Barseback Resort provide a perfect place for families to stay, with space to sleep four. Each villa comes with its own private terrace to enjoy the evening sunlight after a round of golf. There is also cable TV, a full kitchen so guests can cook and prepare meals if they wish, while there is a double bedroom and a kids room with twin bunk beds. 

Sports & Activities

As well as golf, the Barseback Resort has a wide range of sports for guests to play and enjoy during their stay on the Swedish coastline. 

The resort has a number of Padel courts, all of which are up to the World Padel Tour standard. There is also a gym which is free to use for guests, with free weights and cardio equipment among the offerings. 

With the resort sitting just south of the Jaravallen Nature Reserve, it is the perfect opportunity to rent a bicycle and take a ride through the glorious forestry that the region has to offer. For those who fancy something more relaxing, the swimming pool that services the resort is the option.

FAQs about Barseback

Where is Barseback located? 
Barseback is situated on the southwestern coastline of Sweden and is one of just two Swedish resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list. It is located between the towns of Andersro and Saxtorpsskogen, with Lund and Malmo being the nearest major cities, both within a half hours’ drive from Barseback.

What is the nearest airport to Barseback? 
Malmo Airport, the fourth busiest airport in Sweden, is the closest international airport to Barseback, around 35 miles to the southeast from the resort. A short drive over the Oresundbron could also take you to Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, which is much larger than Malmo, and is still within an hour from Barseback.

What golf facilities does Barseback offer? 
There is a driving range among the practice facilities at Barseback, while the short game area features a putting green, chipping green and a practice bunker. The resort also has a Performance Centre, where Titleist, Callaway and Ping can offer tailor-made clubs with personalised fittings to individual swings.

The RUFF Bar is the social place at the resort, and it features four indoor golf simulators, all with TrackMan technology, which can be rented out for an hour during the evenings. 

Does Barseback offer golf lessons? 
There is a trio of PGA-qualified professionals at Barseback, who can offer coaching and tuition to all golfers. Ronnie Lindeskov, Caroline Condrup and Christian Hardin are on hand to help both beginners and experienced golfers. 

What are the green fees at Barseback? 
The Ocean Course and the Pine Course have the same green fees, with a round on either costing SEK 650 (€58/£55) during the week and SEK 800 (€71/£65) on the weekends. A round on the Ace Course is SEK 100 (€10/£9) in the week, and SEK 200 (€19/£17) at weekends. 

What accommodation is on offer at Barseback? 
The resort is home to a hotel and a range of villas, with every option having recently been renovated. Both Standard and Deluxe Double Rooms are available in the hotel, while the Villas can sleep up to four people with a mix of double beds and bunk beds on offer. 

What other resorts are nearby? 
The other Swedish venue to claim a place on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list - The National - is only a 45 minute drive from Barseback. 

There are plenty of other golf courses in the region, though. Oresunds sits just ten minutes to the north, while the likes of Landskrona, Bjorkenas, Eslov and Akarp are all within a short drive from Barseback.

Visit Barseback’s website here.