Winter golf on snow and ice

Winter golf on snow and ice

Enjoy an unforgettable golfing experience on snow and ice at the winter golf course of Santa Claus Golf in Ounasvaara, Rovaniemi. Built at the feet of Ounasvaara fell, the winding fairways on the forestry hillsides offer a relaxing golfing experience. Winter golfers tread mostly the same paths as summer guests, playing the route of the grass course beneath. In winter however there are no greens but whites and the lakes and ponds of the course are used in a different way, as some of the whites are situated on the frozen lakes.

With the temperature well below zero and the landscape covered with pure white snow you need to equip accordingly. In the snowy fairways trolleys are changed in to sledges, white golf balls in to bright orange ones and shorts and t-shirts in to warm winter clothes. One also has to note the rules of snow golf that for example limit the number of the clubs to max 3 irons and a putter. The winter golf course is open until the beginning of April.

9 holes of winter golf takes around 1,5 hours and 18 holes 3 hours. During the game you can enjoy the services of the clubhouse restaurant. The club house is open daily from 10 am until 3pmFurther information can be found here.

Welcome to experience golf like never before and cross the Arctic Circle while golfing!