Ullna GC

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Ullna Golf Club is a golf club situated on the shore of Ullna Lake in the municipality of Österåkers kommun, north of Stockholm, Sweden. Opened in 1981, it has been consistently ranked as one of the finest courses in Sweden, and had until the mid-1990s, an unrivaled position as the best course in the Stockholm area. In the Swedish Golf Digest 2005 ranking of Swedish courses, it was ranked 11th. Ullna is famous for its beautiful setting. It is unique in its proximity to open water, with the lake coming into play on 6 of the 18 holes. In 2005, the course manager Magnus Adén received the award for Swedish greenkeeper of the year. Part of the jury’s motivation was that, “Ullna, that has always been highly ranked, has under the leadership of Magnus, reinforced its position as one of the best and finest managed courses”.

History

The course was designed by Sven Tumba with the aim of hosting international competitions of the highest level. The club hosted the PGA European Tour event Scandinavian Enterprise Open (SEO) 1983-1987, featuring the biggest European stars of the day. Winners includes Sam Torrance (1983) and Ian Woosnam (1984). In 1998-2001, the club hosted the team match competition SAS Invitational featuring stars like Colin Montgomerie, Jesper Parnevik, Tiger Woods, Sergio García and Retief Goosen. In recent years, though, the course has not been able to keep up with the rapid development in golf equipment which is making the pros hit the ball further. This...
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