It is not uncommon to see golfers walking or riding their bikes to play golf at Sommaro GK. Located about five minutes from downtown Karlstad, Sommaro is a true Swedish public golf course in Sweden. Sommaro began as a driving range. Sommaro then added an executive course. It now boasts a twelve-hole links style course with all the character and challenge of Scotland without the firth. It is a rare course in Sweden as you do not need a tee time to play. At Sommaro, you go at the next available opening. You can choose your course based on your schedule. Don’t have time for 18? Play 9 or the executive course or bang balls on the driving range. Sommaro’s concept is that everyone should be able to play golf when and how they want. Not quite the way it’s done in Sweden usually.
Did You Know?
Sommaro Golf Club sits on the former land of the Karlstad Airport. A new airport moved further away from the city. The property went from plans to be a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course or a housing tract to, finally, a business park. None of those plans came to fruition and the land lay empty for years. The tarmacs still remain and this is the only golf course in Sweden that has an airport control tower on top of its clubhouse. One of the owners has a vacation house in South Africa, near the town of George. George is famous for its links style golf course. Designed by PGA Hall of Fame golfer, Gary Player, it is also built on land that was a former airport.