The defining element at Bro Hof Slott is the huge fjord (Lake Mälaren) that embraces the course, and provides spectacular backdrops to many of the holes. The Stadium Course was designed to host large tournaments, with the 18th hole having the potential to accommodate up to 70,000 spectators. Landforms were shaped to enable visitors to follow the action on different holes from the same viewpoint. The existing landscape consisted of gentle rolling terrain, studded by rock outcrops and wooded groves. These aspects were retained, with the addition of the large, sweeping bunkers that characterise many of the holes. Additional lakes were created to improve drainage and enhance the visual aspect.
The magnificent clubhouse is no contemporary fantasy, but a genuine medieval building, albeit sensitively restored to accommodate the needs of the current era. Established as a royal farm in the Middle Ages, the Brogård, as it was then known, was rebuilt as a castle in the 1880’s. The Baroque styling was typical of the period, the architect being the renowned Herman Holmgren, who also designed the buildings of nearby Uppsala University. The renovations have been carried out with great care and sensitivity, with special attention being paid to the stucco work and decorative painting. The highlights are the members clubroom, the dining rooms, bar and magnificent terrace.
From the tees, this classic par 3 presents a magnificent view of the hand crafted granite bridge crossing the water that extends the length of this hole. As the undulating green is also protected by bunkers of white marble sand both short and long right, most errant shots on this hole will be penalised. Accuracy is the key.
One of the most picturesque holes on the course, this par 5 offers a true risk/reward payoff, with an opportunity to shorten the distance to the green by cutting the dogleg over the lateral water hazard. The more prudent golfer will
aim to lay-up short of the narrow landing zone between the two water hazards with his second shot, accepting a full 150 metre approach to the three-tiered green, or risk the grassy hollows and carefully sited bunker closer to the target.
This monster par 5, 569 metres from the black tees, is guarded along its entire left side by Lake Mälaren. Bunkers to the right mean that the landing area is relatively narrow, and the golfer who attempts to reach the peninsula green in two faces a daunting tee shot, with water ready to claim anything short and sand collecting
the overstruck ball. Most players opt to lay-up favouring the right side of the fairway, leaving an approach shot with a view of the elevated green.
Bro, Sweden YEAR OPENED: 2007 DESIGN STYLE: Parkland MAJOR AWARDS: ”#1 in Sweden” Golf Digest, ”#1 in Sweden” Svensk Golf, ”#9 in Europe” Golf World TOURNAMENTS: Nordea Scandinavian Masters 2010-2017
The course will open in May/June 2010.
For any furhter information please contact Managing Director:
Mr Johan Hagenfeldt
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club
SE-197 91 Bro Stockholm Sweden
Telephone +46 (0)8 54 52 79 90 Fax +46 (0)8 22 61 21
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