Iceland Holidays – Golf in Iceland

Playing golf in Iceland is an adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime. Do you think playing golf at midnight surrounded by lava fields sounds too strange to be true? Not in Iceland! Midnight golf is available in summer due to Iceland’s northerly location.

Not in Iceland!  Midnight golf is available in summer due to Iceland’s northerly location, and one-tenth of Iceland’s surface is adorned with lava. Sweeping mountains and majestic ocean views characterises Icelandic golf courses, which follow the contours of the naturally dramatic landscape, a popular trend in golf course design today. Their design pays tribute to the first golf courses in Scotland – the home of golf.

Based on the information from this website you are able to plan everything from a short golfing break to a longer duration of a stay with a combination of golf and various activities Iceland has to offer.

The Grafarholt golf course is the oldest 18-hole golf course in Iceland. The course is recognized as Iceland´s premier championship venue and has hosted many European and Nordic tournaments.

The course designer, used the existing rugged and varied landscape to produce arguably the toughest championship golf course in Iceland with fairways aligned with lava and heather requiring the golfer to use his imagination if he wants to turn in a good score. The magnificent views over the exciting city of Reykjavik make this a unique golfing experience.

The Oddur Golf Course was inaugurated in August 1997 and is now considered one of the finest golf courses in Iceland.

It is located in beautiful surroundings in the immediate vicinity of the greater area of Urridavatnsdalir, within about 20 minutes driving distance from the centre of Reykjavik. The golf course is surrounded by lava. It is an exhilarating experience to play golf in the midst of nesting moor birds and enjoy their singing, far away from the city’s noise and everyday toil.

Keilir golf course is a links golf course located by the sea side.

There is a vast difference between the front nine and the back nine. The front nine is surrounded by lava but the back nine are placed on a small peninsula at the entrance into the Hafnafjördur harbor with a spectacular view to the Alftanes peninsula and the famous Snaefellsglacier. The Keilir golf course is more about skill and accuracy than power and distance particularly the front nine in the lava field.

Mosfellsbæjar has two courses. Hlíðavöllur is the perfect place for midnight golf.

A ten-minute drive northeast from Reykjavík is the picturesque suburb of Mosfellsbær, and its amazingly situated golf club. Golfklúbbur Mosfellsbæjar has two courses: The championship 18-hole layout is called Hlíðavöllur, laying at the edge of the bay Kollafjörður, and a quaint 9-hole course in the hills of the Mosfell Valley, named Bakkakot.

The Hlíðavöllur course is truly a feast for the eyes. The very first impression is the stunning views and great food in the modern clubhouse. Perfectly visible on clear days over the water looms the snow-capped glacier of Snæfellsjökull and the great mountain Esja.

Akranes golf course is located in the town Akranes about 40 minutes drive from Reykjavik.

The golf course is built on rather flat land with rocky hills, bunkers, water and trees which makes the course demanding and interesting. Akranes golf course, which is one of the two 18-hole golf course in the western part of the country, is renowned for its beautiful and interesting surroundings, good upkeep and excellent putting greens. The golf course is considered one of the better tournament golf course in the country.

Hella golf course is a link course even though it is placed 20 km from the sea due to the sand and lava.

It is considered one of the finest link courses in Iceland offering plain view of stunning mountains, glacier Eyjafjallajökull and Mt. Hekla. The course offers a great opportunity to experience golf in an absolutely unique setting. The course became 18 holes at this location in 1986.

Sudurnes golf course is one of the links golf courses in Iceland placed by the sea side on the Reykjanes Peninsula less than 10 minutes drive from Keflavik International Airport.

The course has a spectacular view to the Capital Reykjavik and the mountains Esja and Akrafjall. This golf course is a challenge for all golfers at any level of handicap.  The par 3 hole “Bergvik” is the most famous golf hole in Iceland whereas the ball has to fly from the back tee nearly 200 m over the sea to land on the green.

Brautarholt Golf Course lies in a breathtaking nature by the sea with a view to Reykjavik city.

Our ambition is to build a high quality golf course in the countryside with good untouched space around the fairways to give more space to the rich bird life in the area. We are within 30 minutes driving distance from the center og Reykjavik.

The Borgarnes golf course is renowned for its picturesque surroundings and spectacular views and is considered one of the most beautiful golf courses in Iceland.

The course is not too long, yet narrow and with a lot of trees and water in play.

Borgarnes golf course is all about skill and accuracy over power and distance.

Only 50 minutes from capital of Reykjavík.

The Korpa golf course is one of the latest 18-hole golf courses in the country and has already established itself as one of the best golf courses in the country.

There are two very different distinct nine holes on the course. The front nine stretch down and run along the beautiful coastline of the Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of Reykjavík´s signature mountain, Esja. A brilliant test of links golf is to be enjoyed on the front nine. On the back nine there are massive challenges that await players some of the holes played along the river Korpa. The course is challenging for low and high handicap golfers alike.

Geysir Golf Course is literally next door to the Great Geysir hot spring area, at a roughly 70 minute driving distance from Reykjavik.

The Geysir area is Iceland’s most popular attraction and is a part of the ever popular Golden Circle route that also includes the neighboring Gullfoss waterfall and the ancient parliament site, Thingvellir.

The Hveragerdi Golf Course is renowned for its beautiful surroundings and very unusually hazards as there are open hot springs as a hazards on the course.

The  golf course is  a nice 9 hole course close to Hveragerði, a village in South Iceland 35 min. drive from Reykjavik

The Selfoss Golf Course is a 9-hole course located by the riverside of Ölfusá in the South of Iceland approximately 35 minute drive from Reykjavík.

Surroundings are beautiful with a mountain view to the north and east. The landscape varies between holes with challenges found in bunkers, ponds, ditches and the river. Accuracy is required more than power and distance.

Kidjaberg golf course is located in the southern part of Iceland about 1 hour drive from Reykjavík.

The course is set in a very picturesque landscape between the river Hvitá and lake Hestvatn . The fairways are placed by the river Hvitá and the course is renowned for its beautiful and interesting surroundings.

The Akureyri Golf Course (Jadar) is in a natural setting and provides a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and has the appearance of a moorland course.

The par-71 layout meanders around and over broad ridges, broken up by clusters of trees and rock outcroppings. They are cleverly utilized as tee sites on numerous occasions throughout the course. The golf course is the world’s most northerly 18 hole golf course, according to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

There are two golf courses at GKG, 18 hole course called “Leirdalur” and 9 hole course called “Mýrin”.

It was in 2007 when the course was extended to 27 holes and the restructuring of the course was completed. Leirdalur golf course is considered to be one of the most interesting and pleasant golf courses in Iceland. No one will be disappointed playing the course. Mýrin is a challenging 9 hole course that tests every golfer from beginners to the low handicappers.

The Vestmannaeyar golf course is located on one of the Vestman Islands which are group of islands of the south coast of Iceland.

The golf course is set in an old volcano, is a wonderful test of golf. Teeing off against a backdrop of volcanic walls; changing wind directions on the same hole and playing across and over the sea are all features of golf in Vestmannaeyjar. The course has a reputation for having the best greens in the country.