The venue for the European Girls’ Team Championship 2017 is Kalkki-Petteri course at St. Laurence Golf in Finland.
St. Laurence Golf, built in 80’s, is an unique 36-hole golf facility within less than one hour drive from Helsinki City Centre or Helsinki International Airport.
Area offers great views over parkland and forests. Club facilities include large practice areas, pro shop, cozy restaurant and modern social areas. The club is very active with over 1900 members.
St. Laurence Golf is hosting the championship together with the Finnish Golf Union. The professional staff, together with a large number of enthusiastic volunteers, will do their very best to make Your stay as enjoyable as possible!
The Course – Kalkki-Petteri
Nowadays St. Laurence Golf has two 18 hole courses. The Kalkki-Petteri course was designed By Kosti Kuronen and is the older one of the two courses.
Kalkki-Petteri has become a parkland course where the rough brings more trouble than trees. Also the lenght of the course from the back tees gives it its own challenge. The greens are big but angulating so that it’s easy to find difficult flag positions when the course has been tuned for competition.
Golf Digest in 2009 ranked Kalkki-Petteri’s course management as the 6th and the greens layout and condition as the 8th best in Finland.
The course record from the new white tees is 65 made in 2009 By Lukas Erikson from Åland.
Video Course Guide hole-by-hole
Changes compared with the video:
Hole 3: New tee box is headed more to the centre line. The lenght of the hole is unchanged.
Hole 4: New tee area. The lenght of the hole is unchanged.
Hole 5: New blue/red tee box. The lenght of the hole has changed (before 331 meters, now 300 meters).
Hole 7: Green bunkers have been repaired. Behind the green there are two small bunkers instead of one big bunker.
Hole 9: Fairway bunkers on the left side are renewed. Now there is one long bunker instead of two bunkers.
Hole 13: The group of fairway bunkers is renewed (the location is the same). Green bunkers are renewed and their shape and size has changed. Also the green side slope is different in both bunkers.
Hole 14: New tee box. The lenght of the hole unchanged.
With reference to EGA Championship Conditions, teams are not allowed to practice on the championship course a period of fifteen (15) days prior the official practice day. The practice prohibition period will start on Saturday 24th June.
Greenfee 40 eur per player including trolleys, cart 40 eur, range balls 1 eur/20 balls.
Special price for accommodation during 5th – 9th June 2017, Twin room 95 eur, Single room 85 eur (Cumulus Resort Siuntio, e-mail: email@example.com, with mark ”Golf training”)
Due to northern climate, we recommend teams to book for practice camps mainly after 15th May.
Official practice days
Sunday 9th July and Monday 10th July. Practice times will be published on the championship website 9th June at the latest.
All inquiries regarding accommodations and practice camps:
EGTC Tournament Office
St. Laurence Golf
+358 40 4154 358