When people think of Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is snow and cold weather. That´s why golfing is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about activities in Iceland. There are about 65 golf courses in Iceland so the variety is enough. Golfing is an amazing way to experience the beautiful landscape that Iceland has to offer. Due to Iceland´s northern location there are almost 24 hours of sunlight during June and July. This makes it possible to enjoy midnight golfing, which is completely another experience.
We decided to pick three golf courses worth playing, which combine the best of Icelandic nature and offer high quality golfing experience.
Brautarholt Golf Course
Brautarholt Golf Course is located only a 30 minutes away from Reykjavík. It has spectacular view over Reykjavík, the Atlantic Ocean and the mountain Esja. This high quality nine-hole golf course is located in a remarkable nature. It has the biggest greens in Iceland which are known for their high quality. This golf course made it into Golf Digest´s top 100 list of best golf courses in Scandinavia and was actually the only nine hole golf course on that list.
Vestman Island Golf Course
Vestmannaeyjar Golf course is located on an island south of Iceland. It has a reputation for having one of the best greens in Iceland. Because of the landscape it offers many great challenges for example teeing off against a backdrop of volcanic walls. It is extremely difficult because of changing wind directions and unpredictable weather. The course plays well with its surroundings and lets you play across and over the sea.
Kiðjaberg Golf Course
Kiðjaberg golf course is located in the southern part of Iceland. In English the course is called White River Golf Course. It is located between the river Hvítá (White River) and the lake Hestavatn. It is known for its exceptionally beautiful surroundings.