Linna Golf in Finland, one of the most spectacular new golf courses in Europe and the latest member of the PGA European Tour Courses Group, is offering international golfers the opportunity to improve their game at the Anssi Kankkonen Golf Academy.
Anssi, a former European Tour professional, is highly regarded as a golf instructor and visitors to his academy benefit from one of the best practice facilities in Europe, also utilised by Linna Golf’s touring professional Mikko Ilonen, who had a top-20 finish at this year’s Open Championship.
The expansive driving range features quality grass tees with target greens protected by bunkers to aim at. There’s a short game area with practice bunkers, plus a variety of greenside slopes and hollows to test chipping skills. There’s also a huge practice putting green, three times the size of a standard green, to perfect scoring skills.
“This is a top class practice facility and the ideal place for golf instruction,” said Anssi, who works alongside top female instructor Satu Tammisalo at the academy. “From the grass tee driving range to the short game area and 18-hole putting course, there’s plenty of space and variety for golfers to improve every aspect of their game.”
Two-day weekend instruction breaks at the Anssi Kankkonen Golf Academy at Linna Golf cost €350 (£240) per person (based on two people sharing a double room).
Linna Golf, near Hà¤meenlinna, is within easy reach of Helsinki Airport (100km), served by a variety of airlines including SAS, Blue 1, Finnair and British Airways; and Tampere Airport (80km), with Ryanair flights from London Stansted.
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