Located just 100km from Helsinki airport, Linna Golf features a spectacular 18-hole Championship golf course with a stunning clubhouse, superb practice facilities and a great selection of other outdoor pursuits which can be enjoyed throughout long playing days in the warm Scandinavian summers.
Built across 100 acres on the grounds of the Vanajanlinna Manor, the course, designed by European Golf Design in association with Tim Lobb, plays as a par 72 and when the European Tour Destinations Senior Classic was played in 2016, the course measured 6,750 yards as the cream of the Staysure Tour battled for supremacy. Spain’s Santiago Luna was victorious that time and Linna Golf has a proud history of producing winners of a high pedigree.
The venue hosted the European Challenge Tour’s SK Golf Challenge in 2009 and the following year was the venue for the European Amateur Championship. Now a European Tour regular, Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard emerged triumphant at the Amateur Championship with a score of 15 under par, one stroke ahead of Tommy Fleetwood and Andrea Pavan. Thomas Pieters, one of Europe’s star performers at The 2016 Ryder Cup, finished in a share of ninth place.
The course meanders through the natural landscape of pine and birch woods and features a number of hazards including lakes and rocky outcrops. The natural rise and fall of the terrain offers a dynamic challenge to any level of golfer and the two signature holes are the 9th and 15th. The 9th is in view of the clubhouse and its green is guarded by water to the front and left. The par-5 15th was designed by Dave Sampson, who won a reader’s design competition in Golf World Magazine in 2003 and was then later employed by EGD as a course architect.
Linna Golf is consistently ranked as one of the top golf courses in Finland and last year was recognised as one of the top 100 courses in Continental Europe by a leading European publication.
For more information: www.linnagolf.fi/en