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Season 2024 at Sand Valley – Directly from Stockholm!

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For the 2024 season, both Wizzair and Ryanair are offering direct flights to Gdansk airport from Arlanda Stockholm. Short 1hr 20min flight and you will be picked up by our drivers who take you to Sand Valley in less than an hour.

As Poland’s #1 Golf Destination, we thrive on offering the best holiday experience for long weekend golf trips. Our Stay&Play packages are designed to make your life easy while getting the best value for your money and for the 2024 season are also offering a new fleet of Club Cars to complement our TOP100-rated golf course.

During the last 10 years, we have hosted more than 10,000 Swedish golfers who have learned to treat our Resort as their home away from home. As a Finnish family-owned company we want to do things differently, we really want to make sure all of our customers’ needs are met. It really is the combination of our amazing onsite accommodation, the best burgers in Poland, and the customer service team together with our challenging yet fun golf course that makes people come back to us. – Paul O’Connor, Vice-President.

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Last days of the season

Dear Golfers! 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️

As the season comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for making this year truly fantastic at our golf course. It’s been an incredible journey filled with great swings, unforgettable moments, and incredible atmosphere. ⛳️

However, all good things must come to an end. 😔 Starting from Saturday (18th November), we will be closing the golf course, and unfortunately, these are the last days you can get out there and play. So, make sure to take advantage and make your last rounds absolutely unforgettable! 🌟

We want to thank each and every one of you for choosing our resort and being a part of this incredible golfing community. Your passion and enthusiasm are what make our golf course a true haven for all golf enthusiasts. 🙌

As we bid farewell for now, remember to keep practicing those swings during the off-season and stay connected with us through our social media platforms. We can’t wait to welcome you all back when we reopen for another spectacular season! 🎉

Thank you once again for a remarkable season, and until we meet again, may your drives be long, your putts be straight, and your golfing adventures be nothing short of amazing! ⛳️🏆


Sand Valley Golf Resort Team

FINNAIR Helsinki – Gdansk route returns for 2024 season!

Starting from April 2024 Finnair starts a daily service between Helsinki and Gdansk.
Route will be operated by Norra with their ATR-72’s and there will be in total of 10 flights every week. All the flights can be booked at – it’s time to BOOK your spring golf trip now!

“For us, these flights open some old doors that were closed during the 2023 season. Direct Helsinki flight to Gdansk is crucial for people to reach us from all the different regions of Finland. Also as a Finnish citizen, I have been hoping for some time that these flights would return and now it’s finally happening – I hope I get to see many of my country men and women visiting Sand Valley during the season 2024. With Wizzair continuing to operate Turku – Gdansk route, it’s finally easy to reach us from Finland!” – Antti Pohjonen

Our Stay & Play packages are the perfect way to enjoy your holiday at Sand Valley – you just need to book your flights and we take care of the rest.

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Heikki Kovalainen Open 2023

Heikki Kovalainen Open 2023

The 13th edition of one of the most popular tournaments in Poland is ahead of us. On August 19, the Heikki Kovalainen Open tournament will again allow you to verify your skills. It will be a time of delicious food and great fun and even better golf.

In accordance with the tradition of Heikki Kovalainen Open, it is not only sports emotions, but also charity help for the “Zakątek” Care and Educational Institution in Zielonka Pasłęcka. Once again, let’s show with our attitude and commitment that golfers like and are able to help.
Details soon.

We have prepared several attractions for the participants of the tournament, such as tasting sweet drinks based on Prosecco, THE MACALLAN whiskey and beer – OPEN BAR!

The evening party will be hosted by DJ Guczi.
We guarantee great prizes and an unforgettable atmosphere

Tournament starts at 9:00

We play in the following categories:

Stroke Play brutto- Best Woman , Best Man

Stableford netto HCP 0-18 and 18,1-36 : I,II,III place

Contests :
Longest Drive Women – hole 11
Longest Drive Men – hole 18

Closest to the Pin Men – hole 10
Closest to the Pin Women – hole 3

Hole in One!

119 zł.- Members with playing right
329 zł.- Guests

119 zł.- Catering for non-playing guests

You’re welcome!

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Booking for Season 2023 – October Special MADNESS!

The season started with a bang April’s ECCO Tour being a huge success and course records galore. The feedback from the players on the course and the resort as a whole has been phenomenal and real credit to the SV team.

And from that, we jumped into what we do best, greeting and hosting hundreds of smiling, happy amateurs spending time with friends and family. This weekend is the big one in May with over 200 new guests here to enjoy the golf, food and beverages, and the sunny Poilsh spring. Friday it’s the time for our first Garden Party with DJ Gucci providing the tunes as a backdrop to top-tier food and drinks!

Bookings for the second half of the 2023 season are going strong – September still being the hot month of the Autumn but even there is still some stunning accommodation available. But it will go fast!
The summer looks to be an ideal time to visit, the weather will be truly tropical a more relaxed speed and less traffic on the course, with the Pelican pool club ready for all of you to enjoy. But the one not to miss is our October Special full board and some drinks free of charge – think October fest, think perfectly prepared course, and sunny Polish October weather!

October Special*:
Stay & Play 2 for 359eur / person
+ includes Full Board free of charge!

Stay & Play 3 for 419eur / person
+ includes Full Board free of charge!

Stay & Play 4 for 479eur / person
+ includes Full Board free of charge!

*come during weekdays and we give you an extra 5 drink vouchers free of charge!

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Sand Valley Spring Series FINAL by ECCO

Twelve days long, comprising of historical three separate tournaments and 150 000 euros of prize money – Sand Valley Spring Series has come to its dramatic ending with Norwegian Andreas Halvorsen taking the second overall win during the Series. For us in Sand Valley it has been an unforgettable experience and we are happy to inform that ECCO Tour is coming back in April 2024!

“You always learn something new in life and for sure the last two weeks have been just that – for both me and for our Team”, Paul O’Connor, Sand Valley’s Vice President and tournament director from the Resort side said. He added that “it was amazing to see how all the Pros really appreciated what we do here and it was also impressive simply to see how they play golf – after all, the course record was broken more than once! I also saw that this tournament woke up the whole Scandinavia and showed them that top level golf is also played in Poland – and to be honest, reaction from all over Europe not just Scandinavia to as far as South America has shocked us. For a course in Poland to be covered this far and wide is only good for everyone involved in Polish golf. Now we start our other season with Resort full of tourists this weekend – Can’t wait for ECCO Tour 2024 Edition!”

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As the day of the finals progressed, it became more and more clear that the Sand Valley Spring Series Final – by ECCO would find its winner among two players. Norwegian Andreas Halvorsen, who won the first of the three tournaments in Poland, and Swedish Jesper Hagborg Asp, who went 11 under par in the second round and was millimeters from a 59.

When the two combatants stood on the 15th tee they were perfectly even. Asp was one under for the day, and Halvorsen two under. Both were then 13 under par overall and a full six strokes better than the next on the leaderboard. But none of them could find the necessary and decisive birdie on the last four holes, so a replay was required.

Here the first two holes (hole 18) were finished on a tie, but when they got to the par-3 hole 10, the tournament found its winner. Andreas Halvorsen holed his putt for birdie, while Asps sneaked just around the cup. The Norwegian thus took his second victory in Poland and sits comfortably in second place on the Road to Europe, which is still led by Charlie Lindh, who missed the cut.

Asp’s compatriot, Jesper Svensson, was the third man in the leader ball, but he started two shots from Halvorsen and three from Asp. He ended the day two over and had to settle for a shared third place. Sweden’s Martin Eriksson played his way to the front with a round in two under, and he shared third place with Svensson.

Where it was purely Swedish in third place, it was purely Danish in fifth place. Sebastian Wiis was the best Dane in the field until the very last hole, but a bogey on the last caused him to fall back to six under par. That was enough for a shared fifth place, shared with Alexander Frances from Møn.

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Charlie Lindh wins Gebwell Championship

Gebwell Championship was something new and interesting for Sand Valley Golf Resort – after all, we are largely a Finnish-owned golf resort and now we had a Finnish company being the titular sponsor of an ECCO Tour event.

President of Gebwell Poland, Dariusz Wellenger noted at the prize ceremony that “it was a logical move to sponsor a golf tournament as it is a sport that is closely linked to nature and Gebwell’s mission is to develop ecological heating systems that will help us in transitioning to greener forms of energy. More information about Gebwell at their web page:

“Everything went according to the script and we were also happy the get a podium finish from a Finnish player – Matias Honkala who finished on tied third place at -10. As always huge thanks goes to our staff went who made sure that everything was running perfectly. Day ended on a players party at the clubhouse and I think it’s also important to relax in the middle of such a marathon Spring Series of three back to back tournaments”. CEO of Sand Valley Antti Pohjonen said.

Full coverage of Gebwell Championship according ECCO Tour:

Swedish Charlie Lindh was able to lift a trophy for the first time on the ECCO Tour when he cruised to victory at the second tournament on Polish soil, the GEBWELL Championship.

Charlie Lindh is no stranger to playing for victory on the ECCO Tour, but the Swede had not yet managed to finish on top – until today. It could also indicate that there were some nerves from the morning, when Charlie, who started with a kind of lead, had to note a bogey on the 2nd hole. But the Swede quickly shook off his nerves and the bogey was followed by four birdies on the next six holes. From there it looked like the Swede switched on the auto par pilot and with 10 pars in the remaining 10 holes, Charlie Lindh was finally at the top of the podium.

The players who should have made it difficult for Charlie, including Danish Alexander George Frances and Axel Boasson, did not seem to threaten much early in the round. But birdies on the 12th to 15th holes from the latter brought the Icelander within a stroke, and looked to create some tension before the final holes. Unfortunately, a bad drive and some clever tricks cost Axel, who had to write 6 strokes on the par 4 hole 16. This gave Charlie three strokes to play before the last two holes, which the Swede certainly took advantage of.

Axel Boasson (-11) thus finished in second place, followed by Matias Honkala, Marcus Garfield Hansen and Alexander George Frances, who all three finished in third place at -10 for the tournament. The best rounds of the day were made by Rasmus Holmberg and Jesper Asp Hagborg, who both made rounds of 67 (-5).

With the victory, Charlie Lindt climbs back to the top of the Road to Europe ranking, followed by compatriot Christofer Blomstrand and with Finnish Matias Honkala in third place. We have to go down to eighth place to find the best Dane, Søren Broholt Lind.

The next tournament on the ECCO Tour starts tomorrow, when we play the Sand Valley Spring Series Final – by ECCO.

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ECCO TOUR at Sand Valley – First winners and NEW COURSE RECORD!

ECCO TOURS Sand Valley Spring Series consists of these three separate tournaments:
– Sand Valley Polish Masters – by Upgame 9-11.4.2023
GEBWELL Championship 13-15.4.2023
– Sand Valley Spring Series Final – by ECCO 17-19.4.2023

The historic Spring Series of three separate tournaments started last Sunday 9th of April and we have found the first winners. Sand Valley Polish Masters – by Upgame (9-11.4) was won by the 26-year-old Norwegian Andreas Halvorsen. He has lived in the USA for several years and tried his hand at PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamerica without making his big breakthrough.

Paul O’Connor, Andreas Halvorsen and Antti Pohjonen

This week, it all clicked for the Norwegian. He shot both of the first two rounds in 67 strokes, and that was enough to share the lead with Sweden’s Oliver Gillberg before the last 18 holes. Halvorsen quickly took the lead when he birdied the first hole, and he followed it up with another one on hole 5. He was two under after the first nine holes, and on the back nine he added two more birdies on holes 13 and 14, and then led by a comfortable four strokes. The victory ended in three strokes when Halvorsen made par on the remaining four holes.

Sweden’s Christofer Blomstrand took the second place with strokes behind the winning Norwegian. Iceland’s Axel Boasson had the best score of the final round with five shots under par and he was thus able to climb his way up to the third place. Fourth place was shared by four players – the two Danes Andreas Hillersborg Sørensen and Sebastian Wiis and the two Swedes Oliver Gillberg and Jesper Svensson.

There was also another kind of winner during the last day of the tournament – Icelandic Sigurdur A. Gardarsson broke the 9 year old course record of 66 (-6) shots by Berni Reiter with an impressive 65 shots, or 7 under the PAR. This was not to last for another 9 years though, as only 2 days later the Danish Mathias Gladbjerg broke the record yet again by hitting an impressive 64 (-8) shots today – during the first day of GEBWELL Championship tournament (13-15.4).

Mathias Gladbjerg and Antti Pohjonen

Gladbjerg is naturally leading the charts with -8 after the first day and three players are following him close by at 6 under PAR; Björn Åkesson and Charlie Lindh from Sweden and Alexander Frances from Denmark. Next two days will be exciting!

“Players seem to have enjoyed their stay so far and I have to say our greenkeeping staff has done amazing job at getting the course ready for the tournament! This is a new type of event for our Team and being 12 days long – we really need to keep our full focus all the time so that everything runs perfectly till the end” says Antti Pohjonen, CEO of Sand Valley.

We asked some of the players what they thought of Sand Valley after the first rounds. It’s a rather special course. I have not seen one like it before”, says 19-year-old Jens Kristian Thysted – “I think it’s cool. It requires precision and creativity, as the greens are raised and there are lots of runoffs, he continues.”

Let’s keep playing, more information to follow shortly!

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ECCO Tour 2023 coming to Sand Valley with €150.000 PRIZE MONEY!

Sand Valley has the honor of hosting the ECCO Tour series this spring, the groundbreaking format of a three-event series played back to back at Sand Valley Golf Resort will be here from April 7th-19th with a total prize fund of €150,000. The ECCO Tour consists mainly of Nordic golfers and the best players of the series qualify for the Challenge Tour.

It is the first time the ECCO Tour will be hosted in Poland and we will see future stars of the PGA European Tour battle it out over three tournaments in a 12-day festival of golf.

On announcing the pre-season events this weekend which will also visit the fantastic PGA Catalunya ECCO CEO Flemming Astrup had this to say.

I am of course pleased that we have managed to increase the number of pre-season events. It is always a pleasure to start the season at PGA Catalunya, and we are looking so much forward to visiting Poland and Sand Valley Golf Resort for the very first time

Sand Valley President Antti Pohjonen & vice president Paul O’Connor also gave their thoughts on the big news.

First and foremost we are delighted to host the ECCO Tour at Sand Valley it’s a proud moment for all of us at SV to have a series on this scale from one of Europe’s top tours. To be hosting one event with the largest prize fund in Polish golf history is great but three back-to-back really is something special.This is a fantastic opportunity for Sand Valley GR and for the whole Polish golf scene -Sand Valley CEO Antti Pohjonen.

We have thousands of tourists from Nordic countries every year, so it’s amazing that the best players from those countries will now come and play Sand Valley. Most of them will get to play Sand Valley for the very first time and that should be a good challenge for them – we might even see the course record broken come next April – the current course record is 66 shots by Berni Reiter – says Paul O’Connor, the Vice President of SVGR.

Preparations are well underway at Sand Valley to have the course and resort perfect for this historic event and for all visitors to SVGR next season, See you all soon!

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2022 Stay & Play Packages

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Winter is here, but preparations for the 2022 season are in full swing!

I am proud of our Team and what we have achieved during this pandemia. We have not stood still and only concentrated on serving our visitors this year. Sand Valley has added more than 70 beds, a new pool club area, apartments, and much more – all a good sign for anyone who wants to come and visit! We are also seeing a huge interest from the Scandinavian market and some 2022 weekends are starting to be already fully booked even when there is more than 200 beds on offer – that’s simply amazing!

Paul O’Connor – Sales Director

Sand Valley GR has launched the 2022 Stay & Play Packages that offer the best value for money for our visitors. If you are on a budget and love to play unlimited golf we recommend you to take our April / October 2022 where you get a 30eur discount on all of our packages. Also, if you opt on coming during the weekdays (Mon – Fri) you can play the second round free of charge – Saturday and Sunday you will anyways receive a 50% discount on your second round green fee when buying one of our Stay & Play packages – You can’t beat that!

For our old friends and first-time visitors, a lot has changed during the last year. We have finished the amazing Pelican complex that offers new 2, 4, and 6 people apartments. Pelican Pool Club also includes a large jacuzzi and sauna complex for after-round relaxation. Furthermore, we have added Jacuzzis to many of the existing Villas so you will be sure to enjoy your stay in one of our 30 onsite units on offer. For more information about our accommodation: CLICK HERE

Pelican Apartament

The important thing to note is that all of our packages include VIP transportations from and to Gdansk airport that has several direct flight connections from all over Europe. Once at Sand Valley, we also offer you and your friends a complimentary 3-course arrival dinner so you can feel right at home. For more information about our 2022 Stay & Play Packages: CLICK HERE

For a quick quote please feel free to contact me at:

Paul O’Connor
Commercial Director
0048 668 897 632

Sand Valley Golf Resort Partners