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Golf without preasure
You can enjoy golf in Bogey Golf, even if you don't own an Aston Martin or expensive golf clubs.
In Kouvola, you can find many things close by. Without having to drive very far, you can step onto a golf green as Kouvola’s Bogey Golf Centre is situated at Tykkimäki, just a few kilometres from the city centre and right next to Tykkimäki Amusement Park.
Bogey is a public golf course where you don’t need a green card or golf club membership. Nobody has ever heard of handicaps or a dress code.
The course is a 9-hole par-3 one. The aim is to complete each hole in just three shots. The shortest hole is 100 m long and the longest 172 m.
Begin with rented equipment if you like
Bogey Golf Centre at Kouvola operates on a principle of pay & play. Players don’t even need to own their own equipment as it can be rented. There is no need to reserve tee-off times, so you can arrive there when it suits you.
That way you can start to play golf on a whim without major financial investments. The threshold for trying out golf has been made as low as possible.
First-timers are given elementary instructions in the rules and etiquette of golf: in which direction to proceed around the course, when to shout “FORE!” and which club to use when. Beginners are also advised to give way to players playing more quickly.
And if your enthusiasm is awakened, you can enrol on a course where you will receive additional instruction.
From professionals to summer holiday golfers
In the grounds of the golf centre is Klubi where you can pay green fees and rent clubs and other equipment. You can also enjoy refreshments there before and after your round. June and July are the peak months at Bogey, since it is then that holidaymakers and cottage dwellers head for the greens. The season ends in the autumn, dictated by the weather.
Professionals also practise on the course before competitions. Some of the course is sloping and shots must be made both up- and downhill. The Bogey course is particularly suitable for practising the short game.
Close to the course is a 9-hole minigolf course, which is suitable for golfers both young and old. If, however, the course seems too easy, you can try to complete the holes in just one shot.