about THE GOLF BAR
How the golf bar started
The golf bar is based on Hans Olofsson's vision to create a holistic experience with mini golf as a central attraction. Inspired by, among others, Boulebar, Ballbreaker & Pleasure Bowling's development in the 21st century, mini golf fell naturally to Hans, who is truly an expert in the field. With 2 World Cup golds in 2001 & 2003 in his luggage, he knows all about the game. Hans has a strong academic background from SSE with a focus on marketing and has been involved in building a large purchasing organization in the restaurant industry. In other words, the Golf Bar rests on a solid base of competence. In addition to a high and professional level of mini golf, service and customer service are close to Hans' heart. By creating a strong team in all positions, we put a lot of energy and focus on the guest's well-being and experience with us.
Mini golf with tradition
Swing by Golfbaren is our flagship that opened on February 10, 2017. On June 15, 2013, golfbaren opened its first unit, right by the metro in Kristineberg we got the chance and confidence to take over Kristinebergs Bangolf. Where there has been mini golf since 1954, we today have a lovely summer oasis with 18 holes of mini golf and a cozy summer bistro in a green park environment. The golf bar Aspudden opened on June 15, 2017 in a place where there has also been mini golf since 1954...
The course mainly attracts the locals in Hägersten to enjoy mini golf, food and drink in a lovely park environment. On May 25, 2019, we opened our latest addition at Jungfrusund, Ekerö. Despite fierce internal competition, it is probably our best looking course to date. It is located directly on the jetty of Jungfrusund Marina with its own sandy beach, lighthouse and Jetski parking.
A seed begins to germinate
At only 4 years old, Golfbaren's founder Hans Olofsson participates in his first official mini golf competition and the beginning of a persistent interest is born. This is also the start of a successful career lined with several Swedish championship golds.
In 2001 and 2003, Hans becomes world champion in teams and the winning results at the Swedish Championships in 2001 and 2002 are historical records that still stand today just over 20 years later.
Aim high and you'll get far
Buying the domain www.golfbaren.se takes the vision of building your own mini golf courses combined with good food and drink one step closer to reality. The first golf-style designed course will be the project in Åkersberga.
"Malmö in our hearts..."
Malmö Äventyrsgolf is created by team Olofsson together with creator LG Nilsson, experienced concept developer and Björn Ollner, experience architect with the whole world as his field of work. For three years, the course has been run by Hans and Nathalie where the facility is also joined by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Bar, which constitutes the course's attractive serving unit.
Concrete furniture and golf bar's first unit take place
When Kristineberg Castle Park, located right next to the metro, is rebuilt, Hans and Lars Ekström take over the course of the bangolf club dating back to 1954 and golfbaren's first unit takes shape. A rolling landscape in a park-like environment with artificial grass and Swedish writers as thematics is emerging according to LG Nilsson's ideas. Björn Ollner is also here with his design in furniture and attire that contributes to the facility's unique setting and special environment. The receipt of an exceptionally good decision can be read when after six seasons the facility has been visited by 150,000 game-hungry visitors.
Green lung Allén in GBG
Golfbaren II opens its doors in 2015 about 300 meters from Avenyn in Gothenburg. 18 holes of mini golf in the same style as in Stockholm in the middle of the green lung Allén. The author theme is broadened and gothenburg humour together with historical and cultural elements gets to thematicize the courses. Golfbaren Allén will be a local success, but to keep a full focus on the business in Stockholm, the unit will be sold in spring 2018.
The search is over and a dream becomes a reality
Ten years of persistent search for an indoor venue is finally over when Henrik Kruse, his friend and industry colleague at Boulebar, explains that they are looking for a bigger venue and will therefore sell. After some measurements and on-site visits, a deal is agreed and in June the venue is taken over by golfbaren and a timetable for Swing by Golfbaren is set in motion. Aspudden's bangolf will also be purchased at the end of the year, which will become The Golf Bar Aspudden in spring 2017.
Prohibition time, Art deco and mini golf as much as you can
Swing by Golfbaren opens its doors in Vasastan and invites its guests to a bygone era. Here, the game-hungry visitor can play on two different floors, those who wish to enjoy a three-course dinner do so under the stars and if you want to just slip by for a lighter evening with pizza and beer, that is also possible. All in all, the indoor facility offers three floors of restaurant, playing fields, bars, and separate rooms inspired and decorated in the Art Deco style of movie star and miniature golf enthusiast Mary Pickford.
Herb farm farms, farm and free-range hens as the nearest neighbour
Golfbaren Aspudden opens its unit in Hägersten during the summer. In a lush oasis with a botanical theme and the 4h farm with its animals just around the corner, the whole family is welcomed to an exciting round of golf that may be rounded off with an ice cream in the afternoon sun.
Mini golf by the sea
During early summer 2019, Golfbaren opens its fourth unit in Stockholm out in Jungfrusund on a jetty with its own sandy beach. A mini golf experience dedicated to Ekerö and the Swedish summer with a marine theme.
Reflection, consideration and innovation
The year we'll never forget. 2020 - The year of the pandemic and a trial period for all of us, not least for the restaurant industry. A year fraught with uncertainty, waiting and longing. For Golfbaren, the year meant active work in complying with current restrictions without sacrificing workflow and vision. The focus became responsibility and the search for new working methods. A successful year for the nightlife and important time for planning the future. His masters once again the title of Swedish Master of Minigolf.
Magical sunny location at Stockholm's inlet
The golf bar is opening its fourth outdoor facility now in Nacka and The Quai area. A magical sunny location down by the popular harbour area Kajen with its restaurants, offices, gym and with the paddle court as the closest neighbour. A place for enjoyment at its best on warm summer evenings.
SWING gets a little sister
Why brake when you can accelerate? Despite harsh conditions with an ongoing pandemic, the Golfbaren family is dreaming of a little sister to the flagship indoor facility SWING By Golfbaren and during the winter on 8/12, the dream will become a reality. SIGNAL By Golfbaren, an indoor facility located in one of Signalfabrik's premises in the centre of Sundbyberg opens its doors. Here, the Golfbaren offers the game-hungry visitor professional mini golf with detailed finesse in a "factory chic" environment. Its own Champagne bar, craft beer and modern street food are some of the other facilities that can be enjoyed during a visit.