Play golf in a castle environment
Åland Golf Club, with its fabulous location on a headland between two inlets by Kastelholm Castle in Åland, was founded in 1975 and has two 18-hole courses as well as a 6-hole par 3 course. The completely renovated Slottsbanan is expected to become one of Europe’s top courses.
Challenges in beautiful surroundings
Did you know that the rebuilt Slottsbanan has already been hailed as a future top course among European courses?
The tricky and demanding 18-hole course Kungsbanan is located in a naturally beautiful forest environment. The holes vary, alternating between the more open and the tighter variety, which provides for an enjoyable sporting challenge.
The park-like Slottsbanan seaside course close to Slottsundet Bay was the first course to be opened. The 18-hole course was rebuilt for a year and a half, and in July 2020 the completely renovated, modern course opened again. It will be even more fun to play the 18-hole course now that the playing surfaces have been improved and the view over the sea bay and Kastelholm Castle is even better.
The Prinsessan short hole course has six par-3 holes and the full-sized greens are perfect if you want to sharpen your short game.
STRATEGY MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER BEFORE
These days the Slottsbanan course offers seaview from each of its 18 holes and water has now become an even bigger part of the game. As an example, holes 9 and 10 which are right by the Slottsundet Bay have a view directly towards the Kastelholm Castle. There you can – if you dare – hit straight over the water to shorten the distance to the flag. The possibilities for a more tactical game have increased due to the rebuilding of the course. Now the holes can be played in a wide range of ways, depending on how good of a golfer you are.
Swedish Golf-coach Henri Reis praises the Slottsbanan course in its entirety, but highlights three things above all.
– The Slottsbanan course is a fantastic and modern golf course, which is suitable for every golfer out there. The course offers challenges for skilled golfers who receive a large exchange from the course. Especially nice are the course’s greens as well as run-off areas and bunkers which create excitement and diversity.
Great service at the clubhouse
The club house is at the centre of the facility. This is where the reception is, as well as immaculate changing rooms, showers and sauna, not to mention a well-stocked golf shop and restaurant, famous for its excellent fish dishes and affordable home-cooked lunches.
There are large practice greens for putting and a green where you can practise both your approach and bunker shots next to the club house.
Ålands Golfklubb also provides tailor-made instruction based on every player’s abilities and time frame. Beginners’ courses and courses to prepare for green card certification are also available.
Combine with other activities
Family members who accompany you on your golfing holiday will find plenty of activities in the vicinity of the course. There are often children’s activities organised in Jan Karlsgården and Kastelholm Castle, and there is a shallow beach in the Bomarsund fortress area. You can also swim in Åland’s Sports Centre, which is a ten-minute drive from the golf course – perfect for those cloudier days.
All adults who don’t play golf find many interesting places to visit as well. The Stallhagen brewery and Johannas Hembakta bakery in Finström, Åland Distillery in Kastelholm, Mattas Gårdsmejeri dairy in Sund and Brobacka Gästhem café in Jomala are just a few of all sites to recommend. Try new tastes, take a long coffee break and enjoy your holiday!
Accommodation near the golf courses
Klingbergs Stugor are located near the Kungsbanan and are a popular choice of accommodation for many golfers. The six cabins and the more exclusive Villa Marina are situated approximately 2 km from the golf club’s reception area. There is a beach sauna by the cabins and catering is available.
Kastelholms Gästhem is also situated a short distance from the golf courses and is popular among golfers. The guesthouse has double rooms with 1–3 additional beds in each room, dormitories, and serves breakfast. There are several other options for accommodation further away.
Should you come to Åland in your own boat, Kastelholm guest harbour is within rowing distance right opposite the Slottbanan.
Book your golf holiday in advance
Travel agents in Åland provide affordable and attractive golf packages, which include both travel, accommodation and a green fee with reserved start times. Åland is a popular travel destination when it comes to golf so to get the best choice of start times, we warmly recommend you to make your reservation in good time.
Address: Kastelholmsnäsvägen 22, AX-22520 Sund. About 20 minutes drive from Mariehamn.
Courses: Two 18-hole courses, Slottsbanan and Kungsbanan. Short distance course Prinsessan, 6 holes.
Other services: Drivingrange, practice green, club house, shop and restaurant.
Greenfees 2021: €63 on Kungsbanan, €100 on Slottsbanan, €10 on Prinsessan.
Offer for 2021: Play 3 rounds for €200 (at least one of the rounds on Kungsbanan).
Site updated: 3.2.2021