Helsinki: Golf Activity Holiday
Helsinki is quite well set up for a golfing holiday. With two 18-hole courses within Helsinki itself, one in Tali and the other in Vuosaari, dozens of others within driving distance, as well as two practice ranges located at Laajasalo and Paloheinä, Helsinki is a respectable destination for golf-lovers on holiday. Also, given the long hours of daylight during the summer, golf-lovers can play at almost any time of day or night.
Of Helsinki’s golf courses, the Helsinki Golf Club’s course at Tali is the most well-known. Helsinki Golf Club is the oldest and most prestigious golf course in Finland and was founded in 1932. It’s only 6 kms from the centre of Helsinki, and is set in the rather lovely grounds of Tali manor. The 19th century mansion itself serves as the clubhouse and has a charming restaurant and terrace looking down to the 18th green. The course has hosted more championships than any other club in Finland and for the last three years it has also hosted Ladies European Tour competition.
Green fees are 60 euros for adults (although this drops to 30 euros if you are with a member) and 30 euros for juniors.
An hour’s drive from Helsinki is the Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, a 36-hole championship facility. Even closer to Helsinki is the St Laurence Golf Club, Considered one of Finland’s best courses and just half and hour’s drive from the city centre. These are just some of the courses that make a golf holiday in Helsinki an exciting prospect, added to which is the natural advantage of fabulous scenery in which to play.