PGA of Sweden opens Links course

PGA of Sweden opens Links course
By TI

The PGA of Sweden has officially opened the 'Links' course at its new facility near Malmo, in the south of the country.

Suitably accompanied by heavy rain and high winds, the course was launched with the help of an Annika Sorenstam drive from a hastily-erected tee sheltered inside the impressive clubhouse.

Designed by Kyle Phillips, the course tumbles across a landscape that was previously flat agricultural land, a transformation reminiscent of his work at Kingsbarns in Scotland, albeit without the coastline location.

Set in a sea of high fescue grass and featuring expansive and severly undulating greens and a burn snaking throughout many of the holes, the Links course represents a fine addition to Sweden's growing course portfolio.

Next year will see the opening of a 'Lakes' course at the same location, also designed by Phillips.

For more on the Links course at PGA of Sweden National, see the next edition of Golf Course Architecture, to be published in July.

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