Isosaari has a 9-hole golf course which was built in the 1980s. When the island was closed to the public, only a select few were allowed to play there, including a president of Finland and his guests. But now the course is open to everyone!
The course is a unique combination of stunningly beautiful scenery and challenging play, with fairways between 60-150 metres long. It is the most difficult par-3 course in Finland.
The game starts soon after arriving on the island and is played as a shotgun start. The playing time is a little over three hour, during which there is good time to go around the course twice. The play times are on Fridays and Saturdays 1.6.-31.8.2019 at 5:30-9:15 pm.
The golf ticket costs 65 €/player and includes the ferry ride to the island (we recommend the 16:30 departure and 9:15 return). If you arrive with your own boat, the price for golfing is 50€/person + guest marina fee. The ticket also includes use of the sauna. Please note, that we do not rent golf equipment!
All golf tickets are sold online in our ticket store with a quota of only 36 player per day.
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“Going around the course, you can’t help but marvel at the ingenious way Risto Pakarinen and Sauli Ketonen have designed the nine holes. The terrain is very demanding, with only the first fairway on even ground. Teeing grounds are mainly grass. Fairways are relatively short, but things are kept interesting by numerous trees, roads and water hazards. Considering the location, the compact greens are in fine condition. This all makes for a truly challenging par-3 course.
When teeing off, average hitters usually use a wedge or 9 iron. The second hole is in a class of its own. The first shot is played from a small peninsula to a green just under 150 meters away, travelling over a beach, a volleyball court and a road. This is one of the hardest short holes in Finland, though the surroundings could hardly be more beautiful. The “signature hole” of this course, however, is number 7. Once again, you are standing alone on a peninsula surrounded by water, on a 5×5 meter area of grass. The distance to the hole is about 100 meters, with only water and reeds in between. Hitting a shank almost feels like a sacrilege. The round ends next to the clubhouse on the shore. The ninth hole, like the first, seems easier than the rest.
A day of golf at Isosaari is almost like going on a nature retreat, and you’ll be amazed by the spectacular views from the cliffs over both Helsinki and the open sea.”
Photo Credit: Livady Architects