Scan Magazine, Issue 124, May 2019

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World-class golfing in the heart of Skåne PGA Sweden National has taken Swedish golf to another level, offering championship-standard golf courses alongside premium service and facilities. But you don’t have to be a golfing champion to enjoy them. Situated just a stone’s throw from Copenhagen, with non-members welcome and open all year round, it has never been easier to tee off like a pro.

playing surface. So you get a great finish all year round.” This, combined with the resort’s relatively southern geographical location, means that the courses are often playable throughout the year.

By Liz Longden  |  Photos: Staffan Andersson

In fact, situated just ten kilometres east of Malmö, the resort is arguably one of northern Europe’s easiest to get to and, in addition to local residents, attracts a large number of visitors from Denmark and other parts of Sweden.

It is ten years since PGA Sweden’s first golfing resort opened its doors and, in that time, it has gone on to establish itself as one of northern Europe’s finest. The centre has two world-class 18-hole courses, both designed by renowned golf-course architect Kyle Phillips and each with its own distinctive feel: while the Links course is inspired by the classic Scottish style and characterised by vast greens and deep bunkers, the Lakes course follows a Florida-inspired aesthetic and incorporates water hazards 66 | Issue 124 | May 2019

among its challenges. Together with a further nine-hole course, they offer a playing experience to rival some of the best found internationally. “To have two courses of such high quality in one location is pretty rare. And what’s unique about our courses is that the whole playing area is sand capped to 20 centimetres,” explains PGA Sweden National CEO, Jonas Edberg. “That means that they can take a lot of water without it impacting on the quality of the

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