Brief information in English
Kumla Golf Club offers an 18-hole full length golf course in a park environment about 7 kilometres east of the city of Kumla. The course is to be found close to an artificial mountain (Kvarntorpshögen) pretty close to road 52 on the right hand side if arriving from Kumla.
The length of the course is 5845 meters (6392 yards) from men’s tee and 4935 meters (5396 yards) from ladies tee. The course is a bit hilly in some parts but not too much. There is water on just 4 holes and less than 40 sand bunkers, but nevertheless the course offers most golfers quite a challenge. If you want to get an idea of the course you may take a look at the course guide, which you will find under the navigation “Banan/Banguide” on this website.
In addition to the usual putting greens and the driving range you have a fairly large practice field with a sand bunker, an approach green and a free pitching course of 5.
9 hole greenfee, pay and play
If you do not want to play a full 18-hole round you may – on weekdays before 3 p.m. – play just 9 holes for a smaller fee. Otherwise the greenfee is per day and allows you to play more than one round.
We offer pay and play on Wednesdays on the ordinary course for ordinary greenfee. At least one player in each ball must be a member of a golf club and have a handicap of 36 or better and take the role as responsible for security and golf etiquette.
The golf restaurant is open daily during golf season and in weekdays the rest of the year. You may also have something to eat at the course kiosk at tee no. 8. There you will also find a WC where you may wash your hands. The WC can also be reached after 3 holes. There is also a traditional toilet at tee no. 12.
Camping and B&B
If you have a trailer or camping van you may stay overnight at our camping ground for a small fee. This is not an ordinary camping site but will certainly do for most golfers. You also have the option of staying at B&B not far from the golf course. You will find some alternatives under the navigation “Gäst/Boende” at this website.
If you prefer to stay in a hotel we suggest the newly refurbished Kumla Hotel, a middle class, family managed hotel, or one of the many hotels in the city of Örebro. Stora Hotellet, close to the river and overlooking the old castle, would certainly be the first choice for many because of the surroundings, but there are quite a number of good hotels in the city.
Driving from Örebro
Kumla Golf Club is located about 20 kilometres south of Örebro which is the capital of the province Örebro län. The preferred way from Örebro to the Kumla golf course is to leave the city passing by the Behrn Arena and the University Campus and then continue on road 51 in direction Norrköping. After some 10 minutes drive you arrive at a roundabout and from there you just follow the signs to the golf club. From the roundabout it’s less than 5 minutes left.
Some notes on history
The restaurant building was originally a farmhouse built in the early 1920´s. The name of the golf course, Högtorp, can be interpreted as the farm on the hill. The hill rose early from the sea after the last glacial period and was early inhabited which can be seen from many remains like old graves and stone and bronze axes.
During the last world war and some years after alum shale containing petroleum was taken up from open quarries in the area in very large quantities for production of gasoline. Most of the first half of the golf holes are built on ground that has been refilled and restored from the wounds in the nature but today you cannot see much of it. Instead the golf course is in good shape with a lot of birch trees and other trees alongside the holes. A positive thing is that the course is fairly dry and offers a long season for its latitude.
However, there are at least two very visible remains from the mining period. One is the lake that the course is running around which in fact is a former shale quarry . Another is the big heap of burned alum shale from the gas ovens, almost 100 meters high and still pretty hot inside.
Art exhibition on the heap (Konst på hög)
On top of the big heap of burned alum shale is an art exhibition, mainly of sculptures in the open air. A small road takes your car to the top where you can park and enjoy a cup of coffee or some other refreshments in the café. On clear days you will have a vast view of the flat land of the province Närke as well as a good overview of the golf course beneath the heap.