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The National

The National | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

The National is one of the best places to play golf in the entire country of Sweden. Located in the southern part of the country, just outside Malmo, it is also just a short drive away from the country’s border with Denmark, and its capital city of Copenhagen. 

The National is the home to two stunning championship golf courses, both being the brainchild of world renowned golf architect Kyle Phillips, who was the man behind Kingsbarns, among many other courses. The Lakes Course hosted the Nordea Masters on the DP World Tour in both 2014 and 2015, with Thongchai Jaidee and Alex Noren being victorious at The National. The venue also plays host to the Links Course, which provides a links feel despite being several miles inland from the coast.

Along with the two championship courses, The National is also the proud host to a Par-3 Academy Course, with the nine-hole lay-out making up part of the Golf Academy. A driving range, kitted out with TrackMan technology, indoor golf simulator, short game area and the opportunity to be coached by a qualified PGA professional, the Golf Academy has something for all golfers.

Unlike a lot of resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list, The National does not have a hotel as such. Instead, there are 17 spacious suites on offer for guests to stay in at the clubhouse of the property. There is also a restaurant and relaxing lounge area for guests and golfers alike to chill in, following 18 holes. 

Sweden’s leading resort has a little bit of everything, and The National is the perfect place for those who want to play plenty of golf!
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Two Stunning Championship Courses

The National is proud to be the home to two incredible golf courses. The pair - the Lakes Course and the Links Course - were both designed by renowned golf architect Kyle Phillips, a man who has designed some of the greatest golf courses around the world.

Lakes Course
The Lakes Course is the championship offering at The National, and it measures at more than 7,400 yards from the championship tees, making it an absolute brute of a lay-out from Kyle Phillips. 

Water comes into play on four holes, with a massive lake being a key part of holes 9, 17 and 18. That first comes into views after the lengthy par-5 8th hole, which is almost 650 yards from the tips. The closing hole on the front nine is a 480-yard par-4, with the lake running down the entirety of the right side of the hole. It is also cuts into the fairway as a stream which also features on the 10th hole. 

The 17th is the signature hole on the Lakes Course. A par-3 that measures more than 200 yards from the tips, it plays entirely over that same lake, with the only dry escape being on the right side of the green. However, a couple of huge bunkers lie in wait, just two of the 74 on the course. The 18th is a 598-yard par-5, which bends its way around the lake to the left. The water is there throughout from tee to green and it is a daunting closer. 

The Lakes Course received its championship status in 2014, when it hosted the Nordea Masters on the DP World Tour. Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee won the event that year, with home favourite Alex Noren winning on the Lakes a year later. 

Links Course
Despite being several miles inland from the coastline, where you would normally associate a links course to be, the Links Course at The National ticks all the boxes. There are undulating greens and fairways, pot bunkers and gorse bushes, along with a couple of water hazards. It will certainly remind golfers of some of the most recognised courses in the British Isles. 

The Links Course also measures out at more than 7,400 yards, just like the Lakes Course. The Par 72 lay-out is a tough one, with three of the par-3s measuring more than 215 yards from the back tees. 

The 5th is the only one that doesn’t. At just 135 yards, it is the shortest hole on the course by far, and provides a real birdie opportunity. There is a stream that runs through the course, coming into play on eight of the holes on the Links Course, including running in front of the 18th green. 

The National Golf Academy

As well as the two championship golf courses, The National Golf Academy is one of Europe’s best facilities. With stunning facilities and a team of professionals on hand, it is a great place to practise and learn your game. 

The driving range has a run of grass tees, while there are target greens to aim at out on the range. There are also floodlights around the range to allow for golfers to practise after the sun goes down. TrackMan Technology is also available to use at The National Golf Academy. 

The National also plays host to an Academy Course as well. The Academy Course consists of nine full-length par-3s, with the same quality of greens and tees as the Links Course and Lakes Course. Just like the other courses, the course is designed by the American architect Kyle Phillips.

The qualified professional team at The National Golf Academy are also on hand to provide coaching, tuition and lessons to golfers of all abilities. From beginner courses to help players learn the fundamentals of the game, to coaching some of the best golfers in the region, The National does it all. 

The Clubhouse Hotel

Not only is the clubhouse a part of the golfing outlook at The National, but it is also the resort’s hotel, making it an incredible building, and allowing golfers to look out onto the golf courses from their accommodation.

The Clubhouse Hotel is at the heart of The National, whilst dining at the clubhouse and looking out onto the golf courses is a wonderful experience. There are 17 spacious suites on offer at the Clubhouse Hotel, along with the restaurant and lounge area to relax in. 

Each of the rooms is designed to allow natural light into the room, with modern amenities and comfortable surroundings. A touch of Sweden is clear to see in each room, with guests able to enjoy and relax overnight at the Clubhouse Hotel. 

FAQs about The National

Where is The National located?
The National is situated in the southern part of Sweden, and less than 10 miles from the city of Malmo. The National is also just a short drive from Sweden’s border with Denmark, with the Oresund International Bridge just 20 miles to the west.

What is the nearest airport to The National?
The nearest airport to The National is Malmo Airport, the fourth busiest in the country of Sweden. However, with Copenhagen Airport within a half hours’ drive from The National, it could be easiest to go to Denmark’s busiest airport instead. 

What golf facilities does The National offer?
As well as the two stunning 18-holes courses, there is an Academy Par-3 Course, which is part of The National Golf Academy. The Academy has a stunning driving range with both grass tees and matted tees, from which the TrackMan technology is in use. Indoor golf is also an option with a huge TrackMan Simulator located inside The Academy. 

Does The National offer golf lessons?
There is a qualified team of professionals on hand at The National Golf Academy to aid golfers of all abilities. From beginner courses to teaching the most experienced golfers, The National Golf Academy has a range of tuition and coaching available. 

What are the green fees at The National?
The prices for the Links and Lakes Courses are the same throughout the year. A round on either will cost golfers SEK 950 (€83/£73). For the Par-3 Academy Course, a round on the weekend will cost SEK 150 (€13/£12), while throughout the week, that price comes down to SEK 100 (€9/£8).

What accommodation is on offer at The National?
The National’s accommodation comes in the form of its clubhouse. There are a range of 17 spacious suites within the clubhouse building, perfect for golfers who like to get up early and get straight out onto the golf course. The clubhouse also has a lounge area and restaurant for guests and golfers to relax in both prior to, and after a round on either of the golf courses.

What other resorts are nearby?
The only other Swedish resort on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list is Barseback, and that is just a 45 minute drive from The National to the north.

There are several golf courses in and around Malmo as well. The likes of Assartorps, Hinton, Oxie, Varpinge and Orestads are within a half hour drive from The National.

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