Over 350,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rating, PGA Sweden National – with an average rating of 8,65 – has been voted Best Golf Club in Sweden in 2018 in the Golfers’ Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.
The new number one is PGA Sweden National
The PGA Sweden National complex, which is just outside Malmö, took over ten years of planning and construction before the new 18-hole Links course emerged in the summer of 2009. It is easily accessible for golf-nuts from all around the world including the Swedes, Germans and Norwegians. The course is designed by the architect Kyle Phillips, who has over 30 years of experience in creating stunning courses. He created a course in the style of a traditional Scottish links, with two courses; the Links Course and the Lakes Course.
The number two position in the raking is for Vasatorps GK, with an average rating of 8,50. The top-3 is completed by Katrineholms Golfklubb, former number 1 on the list, with an average rating of 8,42.
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Every year numerous rankings circulate, announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. The Leadingcourses.com Golfers’ Choice rankings stand out because they are based on reviews written by actual golfers. These reviews can be consulted online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up-to-date, transparent and independent in the golf industry. When a golf club has gathered sufficient reviews they are eligible to qualify for the Golfers’ Choice Rankings. To make sure that ratings stay relevant, reviews are devalued over time. In 2018, Leadingcourses.com rankings have been published in 12 countries.
At the end of 2017 more than 350,000 reviews about golf courses (in nine different languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are verified and manually approved by a dedicated content team. Golfers who review multiple golf clubs receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight (and thus more impact) in the overall score of a club. To avoid any manipulation of the rating, various checks and balances are in place to track and signal questionable conduct by users.
Leadingcourses.com’s aim is to help golfers to play on the best golf courses available, based on their handicap, demands and location. For instance, golfers can quickly see how other players with a similar handicap value a certain club or course. Obviously they can also view the overall rating, based on all opinions. The site was founded in 2007 and has an active golf community. At the end of 2017 it had over 350,000 reviews, more than 20,800 golf clubs and 24,800 golf courses were mapped in more than 130 countries. As Leadingcourses.com values cultural differences, the site is available in nine different languages.