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Play golf on Gotland

September 25, 2006

 

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Gotland is perfect for golf, and there are many places where you can play. Most of the courses listed below are pay & play, so you don’t have to be a member to play.

 

  1. Stenkyrka Golf Tjauti Pay & Play
  2. Slite Golf Club 18 hole park- and wood course
  3. Lugnet 9 hole park course, Pay & Play
  4. Hästnäs Golfbana Pay & Play
  5. Gotska Golf Club 18-hole links course
  6. Nygårds Golf Pay & Play
  7. Suderbys Golf Club 9-hole course
  8. Visby Golf Club 18-hole seaside links course
  9. Ljugarn Golf Club Wood 9-hole course
  10. Gumbalde Golf Club 18-hole open park course
  11. När Golf Club 18-hole nature course
  12. Petsarve Gårdsgolf Pay & Play

Here is a list of all the golf clubs on Gotland:

Gotska Golf Club
18+9 holes, par 68+72
Links course
Travel: Visby Airport
Phone: +46 498 21 55 45

Ljugarn Golf Club
9 holes, par 36
Forest course
Travel: Road 143 to Ljugarn
Phone: +46 498 49 34 95

Slite Golf Club
18 holes, par 71
Forest and park course
Travel: Road 143, turn left Othem
Phone: +46 498 22 61 70

Visby Golf Club (Kronholmen)
27 holes, par 72
Seaside course
Travel: Road 140, 25 km south of Visby
Phone: +46 498 24 50 58

Gumbalde Golf Club
18 holes, par 71
Open park course with water
Travel: Road 144 to Stånga
Phone: +46 498 48 28 80

När Golf Club
18 holes, par 68
Nature course close to the sea
Travel: From När road to Närshamn
Phone: +46 498 49 23 20

Suderbys Golf Club
9-hole course, par 32
18-hole championship course in 2006.
Travel: Road 140, 7 km south of Visby
Phone: +46 498 29 65 45

 

Visit Visby

September 25, 2006

visby-ringmur.jpgVisby is located on the island of Gotland, east of southers Sweden in the Baltic sea. You can get there by ferry or plane from Stockholm or other cities on the sout-east coast of Sweden.
Visby is a very well-preserved medieval city with a vast network of narrow, cobble stone streets. The many ruins of churches and abbeys give Visby its unique charm. 500 years ago, Visby was the centre of the Hanseatic League – a mighty trade network of 30 independent cities. The Hanseatic League made the town rich and during the 12th and 13th centuries it became one of the most prominent towns in the Baltic Sea region. A defense wall with more than 50 towers surrounds the old stone houses and churches. The ring wall is about 3.5 kilometers long and 11 meters tall, and within the wall are the ruins of 23 churches and abbeys.
In 1995 Visby was put on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, entailing a responsibility for keeping the unique cultural values intact. The World Heritage Committee wrote: “Visby is an outstanding example of a Northern European walled Hanseatic town which has in a unique way preserved its townscape and its extremely valuable buildings, which in form and function clearly reflect this significant human settlement.”

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Many architectural historians consider Visby to be the finest example of early gothic architecture in the northern Europe. 200 medieval stone buildings have been preserved. Fiskargränd is one of Visby’s most popular narrow streets with its roses and tiny houses.
Visby also has a beautiful botanical garden where one can relax after a day exploring the old town. Don’t miss to watch the setting sun at the kissing gate! Within the wall, there are large numbers of small shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs, many of which keep open all year round. They are especially crowded during the summer, when a lot of people from Stockholm come to the island for their holidays. Every summer, Visby has “the Medieval Weeks” with a lot of activities for everyone, picturing life in medieval Visby.