Photo: © Pentti Rautio
Photo: © Pentti Rautio

Golf in Finland

Golf in Finland has been on the rise for a number of years and Finland now has quite a few golf clubs and golf courses. Most of the Finnish golf courses are really worth playing. In Finland, golf is a relatively young sport. The Helsinki Golf Club (Helsingin Golfklubi) was founded in 1932 and the Finnish Golf Association was founded in 1957.

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Golf in Finland
During summertime it stays light for quite some time in Finland; that's one of the reasons why a lot of people play a game of golf after work. Sometimes people play until after midnight. Certainly further to the north there is plenty of daylight during the summers. Playing a round of golf in Finland under the midnight sun is an unprecedented experience. The Finnish golf season lasts from May to September and often even a bit longer. During the summer temperatures usually lie around 20-25 degrees Celsius during the day. A great temperature for playing golf. In the south of Finland the summer sun shines 21 hours a day, with a few hours of twilight after sunset. That means you can play golf for almost 24 hours a day. This also means that the golf courses are not busy, because the number of players can be spread over almost 24 hours. There are dozens of tournaments every summer. The Midnight Golf Tournaments usually start or end at midnight. Playing in the late evening and night in 'normal daylight' is unique and you have to experience it once.


FAQ's about golf in Finland
Have questions? These are the most popular questions with data-driven answers.
What is the best golf course in Finland?
Järviseudun Golfseura is the best golf course in Finland. Out of 135 golf courses in Finland, the rating 9.0 of Järviseudun Golfseura is the highest. Click here to view the 10 best golf courses in Finland
Is Finland good for golf?
A 8.2 rating indicates Finland is very good as a golf destination. This rating is based on several elements, like the average rating of golf clubs within this destination and the density of above-average golf clubs.
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