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In Båstad

Golf -- The region around Båstad is home to five separate golf courses. Two of them accept nonmembers who want to use the course during short-term visits to the region. They include the Båstad Golf Club, Boarp, S-269 21 Båstad (tel. 0431/783-70; to reach it, follow the signs to Boarp and drive 4km/2 1/2 miles south of town), and the Bjåre Golf Club, Solomonhög 3086, S-269 93 Båstad (tel. 0431/36-10-53; follow the signs to Förslöv, driving 10km/6 1/4 miles east of Båstad). Newest of the lot is the New Äppalgårdans Golf Club, Hallansvagen (tel. 0431/223-30). Positioned 3km (1 3/4 miles) east of Båstad, it opened in 2006. All the above courses charge greens fees of around 250SEK ($50/£25) for a full day's play, and golf clubs can be rented for around 125SEK ($25/£13) per day. Advance reservations for tee times are essential, but because most of the golf clubs are open to the public, membership in any of them is not.

Tennis -- Båstad is irrevocably linked to the game of tennis, which it celebrates with fervor, thanks to its role as the longtime home of the Swedish Open. If you want to improve your game, consider renting one of the 14 outdoor courts (available Apr-Sept) or one of the six indoor courts (available year-round) at the Båstads Malen Tennis Sällskat (also known as the Drivan Tennis Center), Korrödgatan, S-26922 Båstad (tel. 0431/685-00). Set about a half-kilometer (1/3 mile) north of Båstad's town center, it's the site of a corps of tennis professionals and teachers, who give lessons for 400SEK ($80/£40) per hour. Indoor courts rent for 160SEK ($32/£16) per hour.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.