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How to play 3 golf courses in one day

27 July 2023
5 min. read
Richard Bostam
Is it possible to play 3 different courses in one day? You might think I'm crazy, but the answer is yes! All you have to do is go to the southernmost part of Sweden and make sure to plan your day carefully.
Stunning nature and perfect surroundings at Falsterbo GK. (Photo: Jacob Sjöman)

Playing three golf courses in one day can be a fun and challenging experience. In the southern parts of Sweden, there is an area that holds 3 great courses with only a 20-minute drive separating them. The place is called Näset – some people call it a golfer’s paradise and I´m not arguing on that statement. Falsterbo GK, Flommens GK and Ljunghusens GK are fantastic courses with costal scenery and provides the closest to links golf you can get in Sweden.

Planning the day

But before you decide to take on three courses in one day here are some tips to help you make the most of your day that I wish I thought of before doing this: 

  • Plan your itinerary down to every small little detail. Start with looking at the map which one you want to start with. My tip is to play Ljunghusens GK first and play Falsterbo GK last. But they are all popular courses so depending on tee times available you might need to adjust your planning,
  • Book tee times in advance, and make sure you have tee times reserved in each course that fits your schedule. First tee time should be around 06.00.
  • Pack light. You don't want to be carrying a heavy golf bag all day so playing 9 clubs could be a winning concept. Pack extra socks, underwear and shirts. Try to squeeze in a shower between the rounds and try to keep yourself as fresh as possible. And bring extra shoes and change between the rounds. But of course, you can rent a car – but that’s kind of cheating if you ask me.
  • Stay hydrated and energized. Bring plenty of water, maybe energy drinks and healthy snacks and fruits to keep you going throughout the day and believe me – you need all the energy you can get.
  • Don’t stress. Most of all try to have fun and enjoy the beautiful and exotic surroundings.

The Courses

Falsterbo GK

Falsterbo is one of Sweden's finest courses. (Photo: Richard Bostam)

Falsterbo GK is a historic course that's been around since 1909. It´s one of Sweden’s best golf courses without doubt. The course is set against the backdrop of the Falsterbo peninsula with some amazing coastal views and sand dunes. There is also a lighthouse that adds to the experience. You will face tight fairways, deep bunkers and undulated greens so placing your shots is the recipe to a low score. My favourite hole is no.11 – a short par 3 with water on both sides guarding the green. If anything – my experience is that the course is sometimes too tight so be prepared to yell Fore! 

Flommens GK

Great view of the bath cabins at Flommens GK. (Photo: Richard Bostam)

Flommens GK, a beautiful course situated along the coast of the Baltic Sea. The course is most famous for all its water hazards. There is one on each hole I think so bringing an extra pack of golf balls might not be a bad idea.  

The course starts with a par 3 which is kind of unusual but it gives a bit of extra character to the course – don’t be short or you’ll end up in the water. As you make your way around the course, you'll encounter a variety of different holes, including long and narrow fairways, doglegs, tricky greens and water hazards. Overall, Flommens GK is a great course, offering a fun and challenging course with stunning coastal views with coloured bath cabins. 

Ljunghusens GK

Several holes at Ljunghusens feature magnificent pot bunkers. (Photo: Guillem Mataro)

Ljunghusens GK also offers stunning views of the sea and the surrounding countryside. A recommendation is to stay away from the heather plants. If you end up there it´s hard to find the ball in there and if you do it takes some luck and skill to save par. You need to be somewhat strategic, and laying up sometimes might be the best approach.

My favourite hole is no.18 – great view of the ocean and the clubhouse in the background. With water all along the right side up to the green, it's best to keep an eye on your slice - otherwise, you'll end up in the water.

If you play Ljunghusens GK as the last course – take the opportunity to try out their restaurant. Great food and the restaurant provide stunning views of the golf course and the surrounding landscape. Whether you're a golfer or not, it's definitely worth a visit.

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