Helsingborgs Golf Club (Viken), Sweden

Helsingborgs Golf Club – Review and Rating

Just north of Helsingborg is Helsingborg Golf Club, also known as Viken.

Viken is a, by Swedish standards, a very old club. Golf was played here as early as 1898, but it was in 1924 that the course really started to take shape under the direction of William Hester. The current clubhouse was built in 1934, and is largely unchanged except for the loss of the full service restaurant.

Helsingborgs Golf Club Information
Address Golfbanegränd 2,  , SE-263 61 Viken, , Sweden (View map)
Phone +46-42-236-147
Email[email protected]
Websitewww.helsingborgsgk.com
Total # of holes9

The course is rather short, but it retains the genuine charm of an old style links course. You really feel the winds of history both in the clubhouse and on the course. 

The course has nine holes (par 34) that are played twice for an 18-hole game. The layout is done like many older courses, with shared fairways (holes 1 and 3), greens in landing areas (1st green from the 3rd tee, 8th green from 5th tee, 4thgreen from 9th tee), which means that players will have to pay attention, and that you will often meet other players and have time for a short chat, just like in old, less stressful times. Not only will you meet other players, you will also meet people on the way to the beach on the walkways crossing the course here and there. All in all, this is probably the least modernized course in Sweden, with everything pretty much as it was in the 1930s.

Helsingborgs Golf Club Information
Number of holes9
Greenfee, 1 (low) - 5 (high)2
Course AvailabilityOpen to Public
Course TypeLinks
Year Opened1924
Websitewww.helsingborgsgk.com

 

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