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Welcome To Linna Golf
Clubhouse And Facilities
One Of Europe’s Finest
Championship Golf Course Property
Property At Linna Golf Golf Suites Peltomäki Golf
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School at Linna Golf Tourist Hotspots
The World of Finlandia
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Welcome to Linna Golf Vanajanlinna is a stunning hotel and golf resort set
The history of the Vanajanlinna estate dates back to
in a lakeside location, north of Helsinki, where
medieval times, but the story of the castle begins in
golfers can enjoy midsummer golf 24 hours a day.
1918, when Carl Wilhelm Rosenlew, proprietor of
The hotel is located within the Vanajanlinna Castle
the Rosenlew Company, once one of Finland’s
which lends itself perfectly to leisure and
largest multi industrial conglomerates, acquired the
estate. Rosenlew wanted to build a hunting lodge in a beautiful natural setting to which he could invite
Linna Golf, the 18 hole championship golf course, is
leading social and political figures.
located beside the Vanajanlinna Hotel next to Lake Katumaärvi, 9km from Hämeenlinna and 100km
The castle was designed by Sigurd Frosterus,
north of Helsinki.
completed in 1924 and remained in Rosenlew’s possession until 1941. Since 1997, it has operated as
The golf course spans over 100 hectares and takes
a castle hotel, the only one of its kind in Finland.
full advantage of the splendid old woods in the area.
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Clubhouse and facilities The Clubhouse
The impressive clubhouse complex, featuring
Minutes’ walk from the clubhouse is the historic
beautifully converted estate buildings, overlooks the
Vanajanlinna Castle Hotel, which provides opulent
first hole and ninth green. Stylish extensions to the
accommodation. Thirty rooms and four luxury
historic brick buildings and clever use of interior
suites are found in the main building, with additional
space mean golfers and residents benefit from a
rooms located in the ‘Ratsula’ building, the modern
variety of amenities, including a golf shop and
two bedroom Vanajanlinna Villas, completed in 2011,
caddiemaster’s office, comfortable dressing rooms,
and several golfers’ condominiums in the Ratsula
an award winning restaurant and a spacious, upstairs
houses. The estate totals 198 beds.
lounge, which can accommodate up to 100 guests. The hotel’s main, woodpanelled Dining Room offers The Spa
highend Nordic cuisine featuring local produce. Its
Located in the clubhouse, the spa offers an array of
prohibition era themed Speakeasy Bar and Wine
massages, facials and body treatments, including a
Tavern, where the inhouse sommelier takes guests
Finnish Peat wrap. It uses the Pharmos Natur Green
through a wide selection of fine wines, are popular
Luxury range of products, which are organic and
made of 100% natural ingredients.
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Clubhouse and other facilities Sauna
St Andrew’s 18 Hole Putting Course
Saunas are a way of life in Finland so golfers visiting
In addition to the spacious putting and chipping
Linna Golf can also enjoy the venue’s saunas, heated
green adjacent to the first tee, Linna Golf offers an
daily (the price of a green fee includes towels). The
exclusively designed 18 hole putting green, which
venue has three saunas, including a log cabin by the
features undulations reminiscent of the famous
lake that can host a group of up to 25. It can be
‘Himalayas’ putting green by The Old Course,
hired privately and dinner can be served post sauna.
Linna Golf and its’ surrounding facilities has received
The expansive practice ground is 315m (344 yards)
praise from players for both maintenance and design.
long and 90m (100 yards) wide, and is within easy
Many reviews have claimed Linna Golf amongst the
reach of the first tee. Linna Golf ’s Academy, the Audi
best of its kind in Finland, and it is currently ranked
Center Peltomäki Golf School, is also based here,
among the Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe
offering individual lessons and two day training
by Golf World (UK) Magazine.
camps for players of all abilities.
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One Of Europe’s Finest Championship Golf Courses Opened in 2005, Linna Golf was the first USGA
The natural rise and fall of the terrain means that all
Linna Golf has successfully hosted many big events, such
standard golf course in Finland, designed by architect
golfers enjoy an interesting, dynamic challenge, with the
as the Finnish Open 2007, The European Amateur
Tim Lobb for European Golf Design (EGD), the golf
rolling greens often registering between 10 and 12 on
Championship 2010 and European Amateur Team
course design company of The European Tour and IMG.
the stimpmeter – a speed associated with professional
Championship 2014, won by Spain.
The 18 holes stretch out to 6,624 metres (7,244 yards)
with a par of 72. The acclaimed creeping bent strain
The course has frequently been recognised as Finland’s
Penn A4 grass is used on the greens (Linna Golf was
Signature holes include the ninth, in view of the
best golf course by both amateurs and professional
the first course in Finland to use this grass type), which
clubhouse with its green guarded by water front and
players, as well as by national and international
makes for fast and smooth putting surfaces.
left, and, most famously, the 15th. This attractive par 5
publications. Linna Golf is ranked in the Golf World
came about as a result of a reader’s design competition
Magazine (UK) Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental
The holes use the landscape of pine and birch woods
in Golf World Magazine (UK) in 2003. The winning
Europe, and was recognised as Finland’s Best Golf
superbly and feature sculptured bunkering, rocky
entry was by Dave Sampson, a student from South
Course at the inaugural World Golf Awards, in 2014.
outcrops, and a sprinkling of lakes as hazards.
Africa, who was subsequently employed by EGD as a course architect.
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Property at Linna Golf The Vanajanlinna Estate is located in the midst of a
The Wine Tavern, Old Library, Ryti Hall, Festival Hall,
birch and pine forest with surrounding lakes which
Experience Cellar and Pool Hall are available for hire.
have been part of the landscape for decades and
The hotel also contains indoor and outdoor saunas.
lends itself perfectly to golfing and other pursuits. The stylish Linna Golf apartments are built within the The Castle was conceived as a hunting lodge to
magnificent location of the clubhouse at Vanajanlinna
entertain politicians and economical elite of the
overlooking the stunning golf course with its
new, independent Finland and is a strikingly beautiful
exquisitelyâ€“laid fairways and treelined holes.
property.Today,Vanajanlinna offers a great selection of activities for golfers, anglers and other
There is a variety of properties on offer at Linna Golf,
ranging from one bedroom clubhouse apartments to the recently built two bedroom villas set among tall
Vanajanlinna is a unique hotel complex which hosts
pines and within an easy walk of all the facilities.
meetings, celebrations and weekend getaways.The
Versatile accommodation, conference and party
hotel rooms and suites are well appointed in typical
facilities make it possible to organise a wide array of
period style and have garden or courtyard views.The
events and provides all year round activity at
two dining rooms include the 78 seat salon and the
50 seat dining hall.
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Golf Suites The stylish Linna Golf apartments are built
The suites comprise a sitting room, fully
The Golf Suites, sized between 53 –110 m², are
within the magnificent location of the
equipped kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms,
situated on the top floor of the Club House,
Clubhouse at Vanajanlinna overlooking one of
two bathrooms and sauna. The distinctive
each with a bedroom and a sofabed downstairs
Europe’s finest Championship
interior design and ultra modern furnishings
that is convertible to an extra double bed.
combined with excellent lighting create a space
Apartment owners can enjoy the stunning
which is luxurious, relaxing and ensures golfers
The six Grand Suites are quite aptly named,
enjoy a perfect golfing experience.
spanning 95 m² and 110m² of floor space. They
European Tour Course, an exceptionally well
have two spacious bedrooms and a large open
equipped clubhouse with open views to the
Each apartment has two Linna Golf playing
course, well equipped proshop, saunas and
rights and the option for renting, cleaning and
jacuzzis and a restaurant recently voted Finland’s
Best Golf Restaurant.
lounge downstairs. Additional three bedroom apartments totalling 74.5m² are also available and include their own
These options enable you to use your holiday The apartments located within the clubhouse
home whenever you want and, when it is not in
represent a completely new concept in holiday
use, Hotel Vanjanlinna will rent it out for you. A
and golf accommodation.
professional property maintenance company
sauna. Prices start at €270,000
will manage the property for you as required.
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Peltom채ki Golf School at Linna Golf Audi Centre Peltom채ki Golf School is located at
This golf school is recognised as a leading golf
Linna Golf and will provide a personalised training
academy within Finland and offers a range of
programme that will help anyone in pursuit of their
courses designed to meet the needs of all the
goals, whether they are aiming for a career as an
players. Trained instructors give lessons and use is
elite tour professional or just taking their handicap
made of modern methods of video analysis.
down a notch. Peltom채ki Golf has built a new golf school concept in the Audi Centre, which aims to help golfers at all levels to develop their skills more effectively.
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Tourist and corporate events The great outdoors is the primary attraction for
while just five kilometres from the centre of
tourists with boating, fishing, hiking and
Hämeenlinna, to the north, is the Tiiriö Shopping
There are almost as many saunas in Finland as
crosscountry skiing in winter proving popular. Of
Complex. Further out of town (approximately
there are people. With more than three million
course, Finland’s sauna culture and heritage is to
25 km) is the Tuulonen Shopping Centre, which
establishments, saunas play a major role in the
be found in almost all hotels and rented
has recently been complemented by the brand
social fabric of the country and have done so
accommodation. There are also some ancient
new Goodman Shopping Centre, opened in
for centuries. Typically a wash is followed by
sights and impressive architecture to see,
several stints in the woodpaneled hot room
ranging from stone castles to quaint churches.
with temperatures reaching upwards of 100°C Visitors can also treat themselves to the crafts
(212°F). Water is poured over hot stones to
of the internationally renowned Finnish
produce a soothing steam known as löyly. In
From specialty retail outlets to shopping malls,
glassmaker Iittala and venture to Lasimäki (Glass
between times in the sauna, users cool
Hämeenlinna offers an abundance of boutiques
Hill) where authentic Finnish handicrafts, interior
themselves down by diving into a cool lake or
where visitors can while away the hours. In the
decorating products and special mementos can
pool, taking a cold shower, or rolling in snow.
centre of town, a quaint, traditional Finnish
marketplace awaits visitors surrounded by a variety of different shops and shopping centres,
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The World of Finlandia As a tourist destination, Finland is uniquely positioned between West and East, and offers a distinct cultural experience. The land of composer Jean Sibelius, whose music – including the world famous Finlandia – was inspired by the landscape and helped form the Finnish national identity, offers much to see and do. History and Culture The nearest town to Linna Golf is Hämeenlinna just a few kilometres away, and is the birthplace of Jean Sibelius. The area is typical of midsouthern Finland, dotted with lakes and forests. A settlement has existed since Viking times on the banks of Vanajavesi. The town of Hämeenlinna was officially recognised by charter in 1639, although the famous Häme Castle has existed since the 13th Century.
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Finland’s first railway connected Hämeenlinna to the capital and opened in 1862. It has always held a prominent place in Finnish history, due to its geographic location and natural beauty. Häme Castle This medieval fortress is situated by the shore of Lake Vanajavesi and gave its name to the town of Hämeenlinna. It was built at the end of the 13th Century, although some historians believe it to be older. The imposing red brick castle has functioned as a fortress, a military depot and a prison. Häme Castle and its surrounding peninsula are a unique, cultural destination. Visitors can also visit the Prison Museum and the Museo Militaria, the Artillery, Engineering and Signal Museum of Finland. Häme Castle is open to visitors all year round.
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Getting There Address:
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Finland By Air
The closest international airports to Linna Golf are approximately a 1 hour drive
from the venue and easily accessible:
HelsinkiVantaa Airport is 100km from Linna Golf, where national
carrier Finnair has its base. Finnair and its One World partner airlines service all
regions, including Asia and The Americas.
Tampere Pirkkala Airport, just under a 100km to the north of Linna Golf, is a
hub for many low cost airlines, such as Ryanair, linking southern Finland to
European countries, including the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Hungary.
Transportation to and from the main international airport is simple via car hire,
public transportation or taxi.
H채meenlinna is located near an efficient motorway network with Helsinki or
Tampere accessible in approximately an hour.
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