Bro Hof Slott GC
The Stadium Course & The Castle Course
Bro Hof has become Europe’s longest golf course and a unique golfing and natural experience, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., one of the world’s foremost golf course designers. It is perhaps also the golf course that has fulfilled every quality criterion, both large and small, with the greatest passion and perfection.
The course is constructed according to all the recognised standards, using state of the art technology and all the latest innovations for every detail. All this so that players will be met by a course in absolute top condition, whatever the weather:
- Single cut tees of creeping bentgrass. 5 different tees, all with the same excellent quality.
- Creeping bentgrass on the fairways which all have a 3% incline down to drainage channels, known as catch basins.
- Single cut USGA greens built using the Sub Air System, including flat pipe drainage, Penn A4 grass and back-to-back watering.
- 24,000 m² of bunkers of the finest crushed marble and sand caps.
- Dense, lush, green and watered roughs, where you should always be able to strike the ball.
- Nine large, clear-cut, oxygenated and often stone clad water hazards, apart from Lake Mälaren and Brobäcken.
- 10 km of surfaced stone dust roads so that it is possible to use golf buggies, even in the rain.
- To maintain the course, about 15 course workers have been employed and a large machine park has been purchased.
Robert Trent Jones Jr. course architect writes: “Everything is big at Bro Hof! The holes are longer, the greens are bigger, the course has more water and the bunkers are larger and well placed. Besides which, the wind is always part of the game. On the dogleg holes you not only have to hit the balls a long way, you also have to get them to stop.
Mother Earth must have created this area for a golf course. All I had to do was to walk around this beautiful landscape and see where the holes would fit in. There was an enormous amount of land and a large wallet. If, in spite of everything, there wasn’t enough land, we could get more.”
You don’t have to wade through waterlogged grass with puddles over the soles of your shoes, because all the fairways are built with a 3 percent incline, sloping down towards catch basins that are able to drain off enormous amounts of rainwater. Additionally, the whole course is built on a 20 cm thick layer of drainage sand, transported here in the equivalent of 3000 lorry-loads.
You can play bunker shots where the ball doesn’t run down, and where the quality of the sand is the same regardless of whether it is dry or wet, because of top quality sand traps of crushed marble.
You can play on fairways that are the quality of putting greens, thanks to research resulting in new types of grass that are more robust and suitable for our climate. This latest technology also needs less fertiliser and ensures that water is given only where and when it is really needed. This naturally makes the whole course significantly more environmentally-friendly, purely as a side-effect…