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Barseback G and CC which this week’ hosts the SAS Masters, is almost certainly Sweden’s finest golfing institution.

Barseback G and CC which this week’ hosts the SAS Masters, is almost certainly Sweden’s finest golfing institution.

Why else would it have hosted it’s country’s leading European Tour event, the Scandinavian Masters, all of eight times, the Compaq Open twice, the Scandinavian TPC twice and the Solheim Cup, the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup between Europe and the USA?

Apart from the magnificent facilities the Barseback Resort offers including an excellent new hotel, top quality restaurants, outstanding conference facilities, a fine golf academy and an excellent pro shop, it is also situated in beautiful surroundings in the warmest part of the Sound region with an unbeatable view over the Ă–resund towards the Danish coastline.

But it is it’s premier golf layout, the Masters Course, which puts the cherrie on top of this choice golfing destination.

Originally known as the Old Course, it used to borrow a few of the best holes from the resorts’ second 18-hole championship layout, the Donald Steel Course, when ever it hosted the SAS Masters or other big events, but no longer. Not since 2003.

The Masters course is now a single entity with new greens where members and guests can play on the same 18-holes the SAS Masters professionals have to negotiate.

At the same time, the Donald Steel course has been up-graded, as has the short-hole Mashe course, The Litorina, and the Academy’s training area with its driving range, its putting greens and its chipping areas, as the resort works firmly towards establishing itself as one of the World great golf Resorts.

It is not for nothing that legendary Jack Nicklaus said great things about Barseback as far back as 1983 or that Scotsman Colin Montgomerie, after finishing second to Jesper Parnevik in Scandinavian Masters in 1995, unexpectedly took the microphone from Parnevik to announce that Barseback was the best track he had ever played on in Europe …

CARD OF THE MASTERS COURSE

The course is a wonderful 18-hole combination of parkland and seaside terrain that uses a Penn A4 grass on it’s greens. Donald Steel was responsible for its new layout which was opened in 2003 as a par 73 course (it has only one par three hole on the back nine).

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