Welcome to Bro Hof Slott
Bro Hof Slott is a delight to all the senses
From tee-off to the final hole, from the changing room hot tubs to exquisite lunches on the terrace, this is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Choose between The Castle Course, a challenging first-rate beauty with a Scottish links character and small challenging bunkers, and The Stadium Course, one of Europe’s absolute finest courses.
In just a few years Bro Hof Slott GC has built a reputation as one of the best golf coursesin the world. On reputable Golf Worlds ranking list over the world’s top 100 golf courses in 2012, Bro Hof Slott´s The Stadium Course is on a sensational 54th place.
There are 32,000 golf courses in the world and last year Bro Hof entrance on the top 100 list, then on-site 99, this year 45 places higher.
Bro Hof Slott, The Stadium Course, is now ranked as the second best course in Europe – outside Great Britain. That means Bro Hof Slott GC has a higher ranking than PGA de Catalunya and Valderrama – the two best courses in Spain.
At Swedish Golf Digest, The Stadium Course retains first place at the ranking list while The Castle Course climbs from ninth to fifth place. This is the sixth consecutive year that The Stadium Course is ranked number one in Sweden. And much younger The Castle Course, has advanced four places to number five in the Swedish Golf Digest.
Greenfee and Bookings
Please contact our Front Desk or call + 46 (0) 8 545 279 90 for reservations of Tee Times, Buggies, Electric Trolleys or Rental Sets (latest equipment fromTaylorMade). Trolley and token (for warm-up) at driving-range are included in the greenfee.
|Greenfee 2015||Stadium Course||Castle Course|
|Regular weekdays*||1 450 kr||950 kr|
|Regular saturday/sunday*||1 650 kr||1 050 kr|
|Junior weekdays*||725 kr||475 kr|
|Junior saturday/sunday*||825 kr||525 kr|
|After 3pm Regular vardag/helg||-500 kr||-300 kr|
|After 3pm Junior vardag/helg||-300 kr||-200 kr|
|Lowseason Senior**||1 150 kr||650 kr|
|Lowseason Junior**||525 kr||325 kr|
|Prebooking fee***||200 kr||200 kr|
|***A prebooking fee always applies when the booking is made more than 2 days in advance|
* Can be booked 2 days or less upon playing day
** Until May 15. From October 1st until closing.
Low season rates are also applied during one week after mayor works on course as verification.
The Stadium Course
The Stadium Course is a “lakeside course” and an amazing golfing experience for any category of golfer. The course varies considerably depending on how you choose to play. From the yellow and red tees, the course is pleasant and light- hearted. From the white tee, difficult and challenging. And a tee-off from the black tee will give even pros a real challenge.
You can gaze out over The Stadium Course, ranked Sweden’s finest course, from the clubhouse at Bro Hof Slott. Everything on the Stadium Course is exceptional: longer holes, larger greens, more water and larger, well- positioned bunkers. And of course, the wind is also always at play. The Stadium Course hosts the Nordea Masters yearly.
This is how Swedish Golf Digest describes The Stadium Course
”Immediately after opening in 2007, the course out on the spectacular castle grounds on Lake Mälaren was judged to be Sweden’s best. As the course has matured and developed with no compromises, many of the world’s golf analysts has discovered Bro Hof Slott GC.
2012 was another important year for the facility. Lee Westwood came, saw and conquered the Nordea Masters. But the main reason for the higher rating was the stars of the Tour who spoke honestly and well about tighter fairways and a course where every single detail was world top tour class.”
The Castle Course
Like The Stadium Course, The Castle Course was also designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and although both courses boast the same high quality and superior grasses, each has its own distinct layout and style. In contrast to The Stadium Course, The Castle Course also has playable waste areas and is edged by the beautiful hard fescue Aurora Gold.
The Castle Course has a Scottish links character, with small and challenging bunkers. The course feels shorter and slightly hillier than The Stadium Course, with narrower fairways. It offers an excellent challenge to golfers of all levels and styles.
This is how Swedish Golf Digest describes The Castle Course
”Developments in 2012 went in the direction the club has been talking about in their vision: Towards world class. Shorter than the neighbor – but more enjoyable for several categories of players. The course does not run along the shore of Lake Mälaren, but with emerald green fairways and roughs of golden fescque. The ruff and waste areas have matured and developed the unique character of the course. New ”Half Way House” was the news 2012.”
When you book and pay The Stadium Course and The Castle Course at the same time you will get the discounted rate of 2 195 SEK (2 600 SEK). Note that you do not have to play both courses at the same day.
Bro Hof Slott
In the Middle Ages, Brogård (now Bro Hof Slott) was a royal demesne estate. Its long line of distinguished owners included the Rålamb, Funck, Ribbing, Cederhielm, Sparre and Reuterskiöld families. Under the lively management of Count Johan Sparre (1856-1938), the estate flourished. In addition to a prosperous farm, Sparre also ran a brickworks and a dairy.
The existing castle, which was designed by architect Herman Holmgren and con- structed in 1888, was given a Baroque architectural style with Empire elements, as was typical for the period. Because Johan Sparre was childless, the estate was inherited by his sister’s granddaughter, Ebba Reuterskiöld, née von Rosen.
In 1968, the estate was sold to the Swedish Cooperative Union (KF), which in turn leased out the property to the next generation of Reuterskiölds. The most recent tenant was Ebba Reuterskiöld’s son, Baron Carl Reuterskiöld.
In 2002, Björn Örås acquired the property and began its transformation into the Bro Hof Slott Golf Club.
The castle has been completely and meticulously renovated by its current owner to recreate its original appearance. The facade and roof have been restored and the bell chimes electrified. A great deal of work has been put into the ceiling, plasterwork and decorative painting.
One of the rooms, the “Sparre Room,” is named after the castle’s first owner and developer. The room has been carefully restored with Empire furnishings and a portrait of Johan Sparre. The current banquet hall, which previously consisted of two unfurnished storage rooms, has been restored, painted and plastered.
A south-facing terrace has been built. Extensive landscaping was required to set free the fabulous view of Lake Mälaren. The four wings from the 1700s have been renovated and are now used by the Club, as are several other of the castle buildings. The garden surrounding the castle has been redesigned with period-typical gates and green open spaces.
Bro Hof Slott has also taken responsibility for maintaining 250 hectares off the golf resort near the Broängarna nature reserve, where paths and bird-watching towers have been built for public use. The construction of the golf courses has helped save and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area.