Finland’s No. 1 Golf Course
Ranked the No. 1 Golf course in Finland*, Linna Golf takes full advantage of its natural environment, set amidst the beautiful pine and birch forests of Finland, offering a secluded and pristine golfing experience.
Originally built as a hunting lodge by the owner of one of Finland’s largest multi‐industrial conglomerates, Linna Golf boasts a spectacular 18-hole Championship golf course, superb practice facilities, a striking redbrick clubhouse, complete with restaurant, saunas and spa, as well as a plethora of other outdoor pursuits. The site’s historic Vanajanlinna Castle Hotel and its modern two‐bedroom villas and condominiums provide the estate’s 198 beds.
Located on the outskirts of Hämeenlinna, one of Finland’s oldest cities, Linna Golf is the nation’s award-winning golf destination, earning national and international recognition including, 60th Best Golf Resort in Continental Europe** and Best Golf Resort in Finland in the World Golf Awards, 2022.
*Top 100 Golf Courses, March 2022
**Golf World, 2022
Designed by Tim Lobb, in partnership with European Golf Design, Linna Golf’s course was completed to the highest criteria of design in line with USGA specifications. Opened for play in 2005, the 18-hole layout meanders through a mature pine and birch forest adjacent to the beautiful views of Lake Katumajärvi, with water coming into play on several holes.
Linna Golf has established itself as a championship venue and played host to several professional and amateur events, including the European Amateur Championship in 2010, the European Amateur Team Championship in 2014 and the European Tour’s 2017 Senior Classic. From the 7,000-yard championship tees the course provides a stern test to the best of professionals, while the club tees and large greens present a fair challenge for an enjoyable playing experience.
Described by five-time Open Champion Peter Thomson after his round as “the most luxurious golf resort in Northern Europe”, the venue offers a selection of first-class amenities including an exquisite clubhouse with traditional Finnish saunas.
Part of the historic Vanajanlinna Manor estate, located less than 90 minutes from Helsinki, and set amid some of Finland’s beautiful pine and birch forests, Linna Golf offers a variety of property options. Ranging from one‐bedroom clubhouse apartments to modern villas set among tall pines and within an easy walk of all the facilities, residents and would-be buyers are privy to the estate’s traditional charm which fuses effortlessly with the modern amenities and services.