Royal Drottningholm Golf Club


Virtually everyone in Sweden knows about Drottningholm. Most people think of the Swedish Royal Family´s beautiful palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). However, for many of the approximately 500 000 Swedes who play the game it also means our golf course, which is laid out on crown property. This fact meant a clear “no” from the Palace the first time the idea of building a course was mentioned in the 1930s. In the mid-1950s we had a different king who enjoyed the game of golf and supported the project from the start. It was therefore only fitting that Gustaf VI Adolf inaugurated our course in 1959. He was 77 years old at the time and did not want to hit the opening drive, but changed his mind immediately afterwards, borrowed a sweater and postponed dinner to play some late afternoon golf. The scorecard from that occasion is still displayed in our clubhouse.

The Royal family play their golf at many other clubs in Sweden, but we are currently the only club holding a royal warrant.


Our club also benefits from good transport links to and from central Stockholm, which has made it possible for us to host tournaments which draw large crowds. The European Tour stopped here many times in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s so many legends of the game have tread our fairways, including Jack Nicklaus and Severiano Ballesteros. We have also hosted the Ladies European Tour and many prestigious amateur tournaments.


Our course was originally designed by Rafael Sundblom and Nils Sköld but the how the course looks and plays today owes much to the 2011 renovation by Johan Benestam The original routing was largely retained but bunkering and green complexes were redesigned completely to meet the demands of the modern game. Thanks to very extensive drainage not only on greens and tees but also under our fairways we are fortunate to able to enjoy excellent playing surfaces throughout the season which tends to run from late April to mid-October.

The first time visitor will quickly notice that Johan Benestam has bunkered the course strategically. A drive in the middle of the fairway can therefore end up in a tricky position in a fairway bunker, while a more careful tee-shot followed by a longer approach shot can run onto the green as many greens are open or semi-open at the front. Greens are subtly undulated and surrounded by closely mown run-off areas as well as bunkers, so the short game of players at all levels is likely to be tested.

The first nine holes are played in an open landscape where the wind is often a factor influencing play more than the odd clump of trees. Fairways on the back nine on the other hand are mainly lined by majestic mature trees, although extensive thinning has opened up sight-lines between holes.


Like most Swedish golf clubs we generally welcome visitors. However, Saturdays and Sundays before 1300 are reserved for members and their guests, except in the month of July when no such restrictions apply. Greenfee for 18 holes is 400 – 500 SEK for juniors (aged 21 and below) and 1250 – 1450 SEK for seniors (aged 22 and above). If you want to book more than four days in advance a pre-booking fee of 300 SEK/person (weekends), 200 SEK/person (Fridays) or 100 SEK/person also becomes payable.

Please phone our reception +46 8 759 00 85 if you are unable to book on-line and we will be delighted to help.


The restaurant is open for golfers and non-golfers alike. Its terrace overlooks play on the 18th hole while the main dining room also allows a view over the putting green and the 1st tee. Check our club website for the restaurant opening hours as it often stays open for lunch during the off-season.


Our professionals and their team will be delighted to help you, whether you are looking for a classy garment with our logo or help with improving your golf. Their shop is located by the driving range and the 1st tee.


Reception: +46-8-759 00 85, e-mail:

Administration: +46-8-759 03 11, e-mail:

Club manager: +46-8-759 00 88, e-mail:



Lovö Kyrkallé 1, 178 93 Drottningholm, Sweden

Public transport: most buses towards Ekerö from metro station Brommaplan stop at Kanton, 700 meter walk from the club-house.

GPS coordinates: 59.3192279, 17.8578348