Starts: 10th June 2021
Course: Vallda G&CC, Kungsbacka, Gothenburg, Sweden
Par: 72 (36-36)
Length: 7,060 yards
2020 Champion: N/A
Designer: Martin Hawtree
Type of Course: Heathland, links-style layout
Used Since: Never
Fairways: Dry, firm.
Greens: Undulating, Hard and Links-style.
Water Hazards: In-play on around half of the holes.
Par 5's: 4th, 6th, 10th, and 16th
Premium on: Accuracy, Links form.
Significant Info To Be Aware Of
This event was meant to go ahead in 2020 but was cancelled. It features 78 golfers from the European Tour alongside the same number from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
There will be a prize fund of €1m for this official Tour event, with World Ranking points available. It will also count towards qualifying for the Solheim Cup.
There will only be one winner.
It is the first time we have seen this course on tour. It was designed to feel like a traditional Scottish Links course.
Continue to exercise caution in relation to Covid-19 related withdrawals.
Warm and dry all four days, approx 20 degrees celsius with moderate winds. Saturday due to be windiest day.
Sunny intervals with gentle breeze. Wind 7-9mph
Light cloud with gentle breeze. Wind 6-10mph
Sunny and a moderate breeze. Wind 9-15mph
Sunny and a gentle breeze Wind 5-10mph
The course website states that the greens in particular are a trademark Hawtree design. They mention a similarity to Royal Birkdale, Portmarnock and Royal Melbourne so we can look to form there.
N/A - There are no stats available for this course.
The 13th is the longest par 4 on the course and narrow green is surrounded by bunkers and trees.
All four Par 5's are rechable in two for most.
Fast or Slow Start
The 16th is a short par 5 measuring 519 yards, followed by the 442 yard par 4 17th which has water in play all down the left. The 18th is a simple par 4 until you get to the green and there can be tricky pins.
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