A Chronology

1967 Marianne and Ian Hamilton announce plans to build Barsebäck Golf & Country Club on their estate. The concept is based on golf and country clubs in the USA. The development is to consist of a golf course, clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, clay pigeon range etc and the club is to be of a family nature.

1968 work starts on the first nine holes of the course. Ture Bruce is the course architect.

1969 nine hole course opens.

1970 a further nine holes are completed and the 18 hole course is opened.

1972 the clubhouse is completed.

1974  Gösta Carlsson acquires a 65 percent stake in Barsebäck Golf & Country Club AB from Ian Hamilton. Rather than retiring in 1969 after selling his life's work, lighting company Järnkonst i Landskrona, entrepreneur Carlsson launches a new career, this time in golf. His genuine passion for golf has already persuaded him to commission a nine hole course - opened in 1974, at Ven in Öresund.

1978 Carlsson acquires the 35 percent of shares outstanding and becomes sole owner of Barsebäck Golf & Country Club AB.

1979 to complement the golf course, work starts on development of Järavallens Leisure Village which subsequently becomes Järavallen Conference & Country Club.

1980 a further 9 holes are added to the 18 hole course which is the first step in realising Carlsson's dream of developing an international championship course.

1982 two "international matches", women and men, between Sweden and USA on the course as part of Swedish PGA 50th anniversary celebrations.

1983 the world number 1, Jack Nicklaus, plays an exhibition round at Barsebäck.

1987 Gösta Carlsson commissions British course architect Donald Steel, to design nine new holes.

1989 Donald Steel's course is officially opened. Barsebäck now offers two complete 18 hole courses which makes it Skåne's first 36 hole course.

1991 the European Tour gives Barsebäck the green light for an international championship course based on a selected 18 of the 36 holes.

1992 the Scandinavian Masters is held at Barsebäck for the first time. Winner: Nick Faldo.

1995 Scandinavian Masters again held at Barsebäck. Jesper Parnevik triumphs in front of 122,000 spectators, a record audience for golf in Sweden.

1997 Barsebäck Golf Academy opens, the first of its kind in Scandinavia. This same year, Barsebäck hosts the Scandinavian Masters for the third time. Winner: Joakim Haeggman.

1998 Annika Sörenstan wins the Compaq Open at Barsebäck.

1999 Colin Montgomerie wins the Scandinavian Masters at Barsebäck.

2000 Ladies Compaq Open returns to Barsebäck. Winner: Juli Inkster

1999 Colin Montgomerie triumphs again in the Scandinavian Masters at Barsebäck.

2002 a 36 room luxury hotel opens on the site.

2002 Barsebäck is named Sweden's best course. This same year a new nine hole course, the Litorina Course, is completed. Barsebäck now offers 45 holes.

2003 the Masters Course is created as a permanent championship course and the same year hosts the Solheim Cup, the most important ladies competition at Barsebäck. Europe, with three Swedes in the team, Annika Sörenstam, Sophie Gustafson and Carin Koch, plus team captain Catrin Nilsmark, triumphs over the USA. The Scandinavian Masters is held at Barsebäck for the sixth time. Winner: Adam Scott.

2004 Luke Donald wins the Scandinavian Masters at Barsebäck.

2005 Annika Sörenstam triumphs in her own competition, the Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika, at Barsebäck. This same year Barsebäck is named the best golf course in the Nordic countries.

2006 the Scandinavian Masters once again held at Barsebäck. Winner: Marc Warren.

2007 Ladies Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika held at Barsebäck for the second time. Winner: Catriona Matthew.

2008 the Masters Course is now par 73, as the 11th hole is redesigned from a par 3 to par 4.

2009 the refurbished and extended clubhouse is opened at Barsebäck. The Masters is hosted by Barsebäck for the ninth time this same year. Ricardo Gonzalez wins the SAS Masters. Incidentally, the Masters Course is the longest course on the European Tour.