Despite a lofty ranking among mainland European courses, the Masters at Barseback in Sweden is a disappointing track that is set mainly through thinned out woodlands but also gets down beside the Oresund, North Sea. The clubhouse and 8th tee have views of the sea, but in truth this is by no means a spectacular coastline and the three holes on the sea, 9, 10 and 11 are quite ordinary. The walk from the 10th green to 11th tee is quite long, and there was potentially space here to add an extra hole or perhaps shape the flat ground into something more substantial.
Barseback doesn't seem to know whether it's a park or sea course, the driving areas and turn points lack definition and are often quite bland while the shallow bunkers and flat greens do little to elevate it beyond mediocrity. Conditioning is generally quite good, and there is certainly potential here for great golf, but as it stands Barseback is yet another over-rated European Tour course.