Play golf at the Åland golf courses
Åland is a well-known and popular golf destination on the Baltic Sea. You can get here quickly and easily, and the relaxing sea crossing is an enjoyable part of the experience. There are several golf courses, high standard facilities – and all the challenges a golfer could wish for.
Generous golf season
The golf season is long in Åland – it reaches from the early May to the end of October. The favourable winters contribute to the fact that the golf courses are ready to be played from the very beginning of spring. Thanks to the sea, which warms Åland in the autumn, the greens keep in good condition for much longer. You can choose from two different golf establishments, Ålands Golfklubb in Kastelholm almost in the middle of Åland or Eckerö Golf in Eckerö in western Åland.
It doesn’t take long to get from one golf course to another. Distances are short so it’s no problem at all to play at Eckerö Golf one day and at Åland Golf Club in Kastelholm, Sund the next. You can even play one course in Eckerö in the morning and the other in Kastelholm in the afternoon.
It takes 30 minutes by car from Mariehamn to Eckerö and roughly 20 minutes from Mariehamn to Kastelholm. The journey between the courses in Eckerö and Kastelholm takes only about 40 minutes by car.
Efforts to further develop Åland as a top golf destination are constantly ongoing. A newly renovated, modern 18-hole course opened for golfers in July 2020 to provide exciting playing experiences in a historically rich environment. This completely renovated course Slottsbanan at Åland Golf Club has already been hailed as a future top course in European golf circles.
Eckerö Golf celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, and a new practice area for short-range training was then completed. The 18-hole course in Eckerö is suitable for both beginners and experienced golfers and runs partly in an open landscape and partly in a forest.
Take the family with you
Åland is a perfect destination for golfers who want to bring their family and friends on the holiday. It offers activities for people of all ages, so that anyone not wanting to be out on the golf course will find plenty of other things to do.
How about playing minigolf in the exciting park Äventyrsgolfen (Adventure Golf) in Mariehamn? Another obvious pit stop for families with children, a family entertainment center Smart Park, lies right next to Eckerö Golf. Everything you need on holiday can be found close to the golf courses – cosy accommodation, child-friendly beaches and activities as well as great restaurants.
Pubs in Åland know how to satisfy a golfer’s hunger after a long day out on the golf course. Visit one of Åland’s restaurants and enjoy après-golf with some delicious dishes made from excellent local raw products.
The restaurant at Åland Golf club is managed by Åland’s own star chef Michael Björklund, once named the chef of the year both in Finland and in Sweden. At Stallhagen restaurant in Finström, a 10 minutes drive from Kastelholm, you can enjoy traditional home cooked food made from the season’s ingredients and what’s more, visit their brewery.
In Eckerö there are several restaurants to choose from as well. Gastropub Bodegan is located on a dock and surrounded by the old boat houses in the picturesque Käringsund. At Käringsund Resort you can enjoy a great meal and the marvellous view over the whole Käringsund area on their recently renewed terrace.
Golf packages and conferences
Travel agents in Åland provide affordable and attractive golf packages, which include travel, accommodation and a green fee with reserved start times. Do contact them and they will help you plan your next trip.
The Åland Convention Bureau will help you at no charge to plan a conference in Åland. Combine company golf with fun activities like boat trips, hiking, kayaking or a brewery-visit, excellent food and comfortable accommodation.
Efforts to develop Åland as a golf destination are constantly ongoing and a newly renovated, modern 18-hole course will be opening in July 2020 to provide exciting playing experiences. Åland Golf Club’s completely renovated course Slottsbanan (the Castle course) has already been hailed as a future top course in European golf circles. Did you know that Eckerö Golf celebrates its 25th anniversary this year? It’s 18-hole course is suitable for both beginners and experienced golfers, and to celebrate the anniversary, a new practice area for short-range training has been completed.
Read more about the golf courses on Åland in the following two articles: