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Det största världsmagasinet för golfbanor hyllar nya Södra banan

Golf Course Architecture har varit på besök hos oss. Magasinet är en global tidning för banarkitektur och banbyggande. De intervjuade klubbchef Clas Christensson och arkitekt Christian Lundin samt vandrade alla 18 hål. Det var en rolig och mycket kunnig journalist som besökt hundratals banor som var på plats.

I artikeln nedan är de mycket positiva till markområdet och Christians utformning. Ett utdrag är:"The far end of the course (it is essentially an out and back routing) occupies the best terrain, and probably also has the most interesting holes. Examples include the excellent par five seventh, where the architect has used the classical trick of the ‘lion’s mouth’ bunker in the centre of the front of the green to create great strategy, depending on where the flagstick is located.

The short par four eighth is also a fun hole; the tee shot looks extremely intimidating, with bunkers appearing to block off any sensible possibility of driving the green, but in fact the bunkers are well away from the putting surface, and a range of options exist for the golfer. But possibly my favourite hole is the ninth, a par four that doglegs to the left around a threatening bunker, and has a really attractive feature at the greenside, a bunker that protects that flank of the putting surface, but also blocks the way to the next tee – normally a no-no. But Lundin has fixed that problem by building a path through the bunker. It’s extremely pretty and old school, and it gives the hole an appealing vintage look."

Sista meningen i artikeln lyder "The home hole is another strong par five, and it completes a course that I’m sure will be regarded among Sweden’s best."

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