Play golf in a castle environment

Åland Golf Club, with its fabulous location on a headland between two inlets by the medieval Kastelholm Castle in Åland, was founded in 1975 and has two 18-hole courses as well as a 6-hole par 3 course. The Slottsbanan course that was completely renovated in 2020 has already become one of Finland’s top courses.

Challenges in beautiful archipelago

Did you know that the rebuilt Slottsbanan has already been hailed as one of the best golf courses in Finland?

The park-like Slottsbanan seaside course close to Slottsundet Bay is the oldest course at Åland’s Golf club. The 18-hole course was rebuilt for a year and a half and opened again in 2020. After the renovation, the playing surfaces on the modern 18-hole course are improved and the view over the sea bay and Kastelholm Castle is better than ever, which make the course even more fun to play.

The slightly easier but still 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 Prinsessan short hole course has six par-3 holes and the full-sized greens are perfect if you want to sharpen your short game.

The third best course in Finland

Today, Slottsbanan is ranked third of 146 Finnish courses in total. With three top positions on the ranking list over golf courses in Finland, the golf club Ålands Golfklubb fortifies its position as one of the most popular golf establishments in the country. 

Slottsbanan is named the best designed course in Finland, the second most beautiful course in Finland and when it comes to the overall best course in Finland in all categories, the Slottsbanan course is ranked third.

What’s more, several international competitions are and will be played on Slottsbanan, and the cooperation with the experts of the golf tour organisers will further contribute to the top quality of the course.

Strategy more important than ever before

The Slottsbanan course offers seaview from each of its 18 holes and water has now a significant role in 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 club house

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.

Ålands Golfklubb

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.

Combine golf 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 and café 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.

Slottsbanan

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