Barseback Resort - Hotel, Conference & Golf
Sweden, Oresund, Skane, Malmohus
- The Resort
- Address & Map
Scandinavia's premier golf resort, Barsebäck Resort enjoys a beautiful location on the shores of the Öresund sound, the narrow stretch of water separating Sweden and Denmark, and connecting the Baltic with the North Sea. Venue of the 2003 Solheim Cup and several editions of the Scandinavian Masters, this sprawling golf resort boasts two championship golf courses, a state-of-art golf academy and a first class conference centre.
Barsebäck Resort accommodation is made of a hotel and several bungalows. These two, three and four townhouses with south facing terraces are tastefully decorated, fully equipped and enjoy hotel services. Järavallen's conference facilities include several function and break out rooms, while leisure facilities include an outdoor and indoor swimming pool with sauna. The resort features two excellent restaurants, the clubhouse's one with splendid views across the golf course to the sound and Copenhagen on the other shore.
Barsebäck Golf Club boasts two championship courses, the Masters Course, built in 1969 by Donald Steel & Ture Bruce, and the Donald Steel Course, laid out in 1989 by the British architect on his own. Both courses run through forests of majestic pines and on more open grounds along the shore, where players will be greeted by beautiful views of the sound but challenged by the wind. The Masters course was the venue of the 2003 Solheim Cup - the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup, and new greens were planted with Penn A-4 grass for the occasion. Barsebäck Golf & Country Club is also the venue of the Scandinavian Masters, an event of the European PGA held here every other year since 1992.
Built for the Solheim Cup in 2003, the hotel with its classical Scandinavian interior design, nestles between woodlands and sea. Built to a very high specification, you will love the bright and airy rooms with their large north or south facing windows. Each of the 36 individually designed rooms offers a personal and classic touch furnished with comfortable seating for relaxing plus a work area with desk, with everything you need whether you are here for a conference or simply to play golf.
Barsebäck Resort offers self catering accommodation in houses in the heart of the site. The houses were designed by the architect Sten Samuelson in 1979 and the surrounding grounds are the work of landscape architect Per Friberg. The houses are tastefully decorated in a classic Scandinavian style. The 28 smaller houses are 73 sqm and the 12 larger houses 110 sqm. Each has a fully fitted kitchen, dining area, 1-2 bathrooms and a patio on each side of the house. The smaller houses have two bedrooms, each with two beds, the larger houses have 4 bedrooms with 6 beds in total.
Amenities: DDL phone, Satellite TV, minibar, safe • Room service • Laundry/Valet service • Concierge desk • WiFi
Barsebäck Resort is renowned for its excellent and varied food. Morning coffee and pastries are served to our conference guests followed by a hot lunch that varies from day to day, ranging from Swedish smörgåsbord to an Asian buffet. Coffee and biscuits, fruit and crudites with dip are served in the afternoon. Staying guests are served a three course evening meal. Large buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner include low alcohol beer, water and coffee. For a small supplement, we can also offer a special menu for a more exclusive occasion on request. Please ask for further details.
Fitness Club • Outdoor swimming pool • Sauna • Jeu de Boules • Järavallen Nature Preserve (adjacent) • Sandy beach (adjacent) • Nearby activities: Hiking, biking, riding, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, boating and beach combing
• Conference Centre
Barsebäck Resort is one of the leading conference venues in the south of Sweden and has hosted conferences since 1980. We are ideally situated on the Öresund coast between Malmö and Helsingborg with excellent communication links. Whether you are making arrangements for 2 or 120 people, Barsebäck Resort can cater for your specific requirements. Whatever type of meeting or conference you wish to book, we can help you with the organisation, including venue and external arrangements in the surrounding area. Barsebäck Resort offers a choice of 15 small group rooms and 7 larger conference halls, the largest of which can host 120 guests in a cinema seating arrangement. Coffee and light refreshments are served in the lobby during breaks. Lunch is served in our beautiful conference restaurant that was fully renovated in 2007.
• Masters Old Course
Donald Steel & Ture Bruce (1969) 18 holes - 6,996 yds - Par 72
Host to the Solheim Cup 2003 + Venues of the Scandinavian Masters
Venue of several Volvo Scandinavian Masters and the 2003 Solheim Cup, the first holes of the "Old" course wind their way through thick but well cleared woods, requiring straight driving, the ability to bend the ball and skilled recovery shots. Further on, the course reaches the seashore on holes 9, 10 and 11, where target golf gives way to low bump and run shots, taking into account the always breezy conditions of the Oresund sound. The course then goes back into the woods until reaching the sharply doglegged 18th for a grand finish in front of the clubhouse.
• Donald Steel Course
Donald Steel (1989) 18 holes - 6,455 yds - Par 71
The "New Course" was designed by the famous British architect on his own and runs through more open, parkland-style surroundings than its eldest sister the "Old" Course. But it also features more water hazards and has some severe dog legs. Altogether more accessible, it nevertheless requires a sound game and plenty of attention to score well. Indeed, two of its holes, the 17th and the 12 have been selected to form part of "Sweden Ideal Golf Course"!
Although the "Old" course is the most famous of the two, the Scandinavian Masters is played over a composite of eleven holes from the "Old" and seven of the "New"- this "course" is only available to the public one week every two years after the tournament.
Soft spikes only. No buggies allowed
• Barsebäck Golf Academy
These championship courses are nicely complemented by the nine hole par-3 Litorna Course, first rate practice facilities and the Barseback Golf Academy. The academy features state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including video-analysis, four indoor training rooms, a classroom and a thirty bay driving range. Barseback also has a large clubhouse with extensive facilities and a fine restaurant with splendid views over the Oresund.
Halfway between Malmö and Helsingborg on the Öresund Sound, known as the "Swedish Riviera", the resort is ideally situated to discover the region's fantastic golf offer. With the recent opening of the Öresund Bridge, Europe's longest bridge spanning the sound between Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmö (Sweden), both shores of the Öresund are now connected by land. This new golfing Eldorado, formed by the Danish island of North Sealand and the Swedish province of Skåne, offers well over fifty courses, several of them ranked in Europe Top 100. The sound can be crossed to the south on the Öresund bridge or to the north by ferry at its narrowest point.
The Swedish Riviera four clubs worth a special mention are the championship Bärseback and its recently opened neighbour Oresunds, the vintage Rya Golf Club and Landskrona's two 18-hole courses and Swedish Golf Museum
• Rya Golf Club
C.E. Pettersson & Raphael Sundblom (1935) Seaside/Parkland
Just off highway E6, between Malmo and Helsingborg, and ten kilometres south of the later, Rya Golf Club enjoys a beautiful seaside location on the Oresund, with stunning views across the sound to the Danish shore, a stone's throw away. The club was founded in 1934 under the name of Helsingkrona GolfKlubb, which would be changed to Rya Golfklubb a couple of years later. The course was commissioned to C.E. Pettersson, assistant to the legendary Douglas Brazier at the vintage Helsingborgs nine hole links, back in 1924. The original course at Rya was inaugurated in 1935 and featured 9 holes at the time, but it was extended to 13 holes in 1948 and finally to a full 18-hole layout in 1956 by Swedish golf architect Raphael Sundblom from Stockholm.
The most appealing feature about Rya Golf Course is its great variety of holes. Nine holes are played links style right next to the sea, with great views across the sound to the Danish shore and the island of Ven, while the other nine parkland style holes wind their way through lush meadows and tall stand of trees that provide a feeling of isolation and privacy on each hole. The inland holes have significant elevation changes that will really test players' stamina. Rya's signature hole is the 16th, a gorgeous par 3 with the Oresund sound and the Danish shore in the background. This hole as well as the 8th were selected to form part of Sweden's ideal golf course.
• Oresunds Golf Club
Jan Sederholm (2005) Parkland
Open parkland course near the sea, winding between billowing hills, water and curtains of trees. A fairly short but technical course. The green areas and fairways are of top class and the course has already been ranked among the top 50 in Sweden. The par three #4 is an exact replica of the famous island hole at the TPC at Sawgrass in Florida. It’s either on the green or wet there is no in-between. Öresunds is a model place to enjoy a round of golf as it is challenging enough to be interesting, easy enough to enjoy the game as well as your fellow players’ company.
• Landskrona Golf Club & Swedish Golf Museum
Bruce, Chamberlain (1960) Parkland + Seaside
Both 18 hole courses, Eriktorps (parkland) and Hildesborg (seaside), challenge golfers to varied game options that can be both reward and frustrate the results. The combination offers great variation even for the soul, with among other things stunning views of Öresund with Ven island and the continent in the background. In addition, there is a driving range, a large training area with a 6-hole short course and good opportunities for short game practice. Once there you should also pay a visit to the Swedish Golf Museum, where you will find an exhibition of golf's history and the Swedish Golf Hall of Fame. On the upper floor there is also the opportunity to immerse yourself in the library’s literature.
The Falsterbo Peninsula, Sweden southernmost point where the Oresund sound meets the Baltic, is a little golf paradise with a famous threesome of fabulous golf courses within a five kilometres range; Falsterbo, Flommens and Ljunghusens Golf Club. All three are true links built in the 1930's and two of them are ranked amongst Europe's Top 100 Courses. The Falsterbo Peninsula is a classic example of the original Scottish golfing terrain, with natural abundance of sand, springy soil and ever changing wind. Lying on the southwestern most point of Sweden, it is also a passage for migrating birds crossing the Oresund sound and some even stop to nest alongside the fairways.
• Falsterbo Golf Club
Gunnar Bauer + Peter Chamberlain & Peter Nordwall (1930) Links
Falsterbo Golf Club was founded in 1909, but for the first two years it was situated to the east at Strandbaden. The present course dates back to 1911 and only featured nine holes at the time, of which only the 7th has remained unchanged. In 1930, Falsterbo was redesigned and extended to 18 holes under the direction of Gunnar Bauer and more changes were made in 1934, when two holes were moved to make site for the practice ground. Since then, the course has remained unchanged, except for odd improvements and the rebuilding of bunkers tee and greens - the greens have been recently completely re-laid to excellent results by Peter Chamberlain and Peter Nordwall.
Falsterbo is a true seaside Links reminiscent of Scotland and situated at the very tip of the peninsula. The course was designed to fit into the natural environment and it is surrounded on three sides by the sea. There is also a number of ponds, particularly on the front nine, and sand dunes alternate with lower lying areas of excellent fine turf. Falsterbo's fairways are lined by tall rough and bunkers, which lurk on either side and across the fairways. The greens are true and fast and can be reached with bump and run shots. A few rows of trees on the outskirts isolate the course from its surroundings and an old lighthouse adds a touch of colour to the typical bare links landscape.
• Flommens Golf Club
Stig Bergendorff & Stig Kristersson (1935) Links
Neighbouring Falsterbo Golf Club, Flommens shares the same kinks setting as its more famous neighbour. Its seaside location at the end of the peninsula enhance the impression of being surrounded by water, which comes in play on virtually every hole. There are no tree on this wind barren links, just acres of thick rough and sand dunes reminiscent of the original links courses of Scotland. The wind is one of the major game component on this shelterless piece of land and the hazards are clearly visible and effectively dangerous. The fairways are lined by dense rough, several bunkers and numerous water hazards, while the greens are sometimes elevated as the terrain is subject to flooding on occasions. Flommens lies at the heart of a protected nature area comprising large parts of the Falsterbo Peninsula, steaming with wild life and a favourite spot with bird watchers.
• Ljunghusens Golf Club
Douglas Brazier (1932) Seaside/Heathland
Founded in 1932, Ljunghusens Golf Club is one of Sweden's most well-known and respected golf clubs - it was elected "Golf club of the year" in 2000. The club also boasts one of the best golf courses in the country, ranked in Europe's Top 100 and sited within a nature reserve amidst the unique heathland of Falsterbo Peninsula. Ljunghusens has hosted both Swedish and international tournaments, such as the European Men's Team Championship in 2001, and it is a regular stop on the European Challenge Tour.
Ljunghusens original eighteen hole course was built in 1932 by Douglas Brazier. It was joined in 1965 by a further nine hole, laid out by Sederholm, Hester & Polling, making Ljunghusens Sweden's first 27 hole golf facility at that time. Ljunghusens is a seaside course with a particular natural geography in the form of sand dunes, beach meadows, heath and wetland. A wide range of flora and fauna is found on the grounds of the club. Wildlife, especially bird life, is rich and the course is a nesting and breeding site for many bird species.
Skane & The Swedish Riviera
The Swedish side of the Oresund Sound is known as the Swedish Riviera, and has its equivalent on the Danish Riviera - both can be seen from both shores. Since 2000 and the Oresund Bridge, the longest bridge in Europe spanning the sound between Copenhagen (DK) and Malmo (SWE),, the sound can be crossed to the south on the by, or to the north more traditionally by ferry between Helsingor (DK) and Helsingborg (SWE) at the narrowest point of the sound, putting any landmark in the region within a 90 minute driving range.
The new bridge has also reunited the southern Swedish province of Scania (Skane in Swedish) with Denmark, to which it was united until 1658 when the Treaty of Roskilde gave the province to the Swedish crown. With three million people within a fifty kilometres radius, the Oresund region, which includes Denmark's North Sealand and Sweden's Skane provinces, forms the largest population concentration in Scandinavia.
The southernmost region of Sweden, Skane has been inhabited since the end of the Ice Age and has many remains of the Stone Age and Viking Age. Skane belonged to Denmark till 1658, when the treaty of Treaty of Roskilde gave the province to Sweden. This lush and green region on the shores of the Oresund and the Baltic is dotted with numerous mediaeval churches, old castles and stately mansions reflecting a long and rich history. Skane's capital and Sweden's third largest city, Malmo is a busy port across the Oresund sound which once vied with Copenhagen for economic and cultural leadership. Founded in 1020, the neighbouring town of Lund was a cultural, political and religious centre for all Scandinavia. Today, the city is a charming and lively student town with an ancient university, founded in 1666 and Sweden's second most important.
Lund (Old town and University, founded 1666 and Sweden's second largest) • Malmö (Skåne capital and Sweden's 3rd largest city) • Öresund Bridge: Europe's longest bridge connecting Malmö (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark) across the Öresund Sound • Copenhagen (Denmark Capital)
Address & Contact
PO Box 214
246 02 Löddeköpinge
30 km. N of Malmö + 30 km. S of Helsingborg
Malmö Airport (MMX), 60 km.
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) Denmark, 60 km.
(Öresund Train Malmo-CPH Airport-Copenhagen, 20 min. journey - every 20 min.)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Northern Atlantic, with cold winters and mild summers