Iceland is basically new to golf. If we go back to date, the first Golf Club opened in 1934. Now, there are around 65 golf courses in the country. Fifty of them are of 9 holes, and fifteen are 18 holes. As in the rest of the world, the dress code excludes jeans and t-shirts without a collar, so it is better to know this before you go because they are very strict with the appearance. You will find food around most golf fields and equipment rental.

So now, imagine yourself golfing surrounded by lava fields and glaciers in the distance, with ocean views, and under the midnight sun in June and July! It really is an incredible adventure. We looked for the top 5 places to go golfing in Iceland, and we have them here for you.

Brautarholt Golf Club

Brautarholt was ranked #62 in the World Top 100 Golf Courses from Golfscape. The reason for it to be our number 1 too, is for the fantastic views you get while playing golf in Brautarholt. In 2017, the golf course was expanded to a 12-hole course. And the best of GBC is the Midnight Golf Package after 10 pm. It is really a fantastic experience you will never forget. It is only a 30-minute drive from Reykjavík Center and 1-hour from Keflavik Airport.

Location: Brautarholt Kjalarnes, 162 Reykjavík
Hours: Open every day in summer from 9am-10pm


Prices 2019
– Green fee for 18 holes: 68€ (9,500 ISK) (Add 36€ per person for tee time after 10 pm)
– Green fee for 12 holes: 57€ (7,900 ISK) (Add 36€ per person for tee time after 10 pm)
– Golf Package: includes golf, rental club, and transfers to/from the hotel in Reyjavík = 129€ (17,900 ISK) (Add 28€ if only one golfer or if extra non-golfing passenger).
– Midnight Golf Package: includes golf after 10 pm, rental clubs and transfers to/from the hotel in Reyjavík = 165€ (22,900 ISK) (Add 28€ if only one golfer or if extra non-golfing passenger).

Rentals are available too.

Keilir Golf Club

Keilir Golf Course is an incredible place to enjoy a golfing evening. This golf course goes beyond the standards, and it is GEO Certified®. The course is located in the town of Hafnarfjordur, only 15 minutes away from Downtown Reykjavík. It was first established in 1967 as a 9-hole course and then expanded to a 12-hole golf course.

Keilir is one of the top ranked golf courses in Iceland, with a front 9 (term given to the first nine holes played during a golf round) surrounded by lava and views to Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Location: Steinholt 1, 220 Hafnarfjordur
Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm


Prices 2019:
– Green fee: 92€ (12,990 ISK) – This includes full use of clubhouse facilities.
– Driving range: 50 balls = 3€ (500 ISK)
– Golf cart: 39€ (5,500 ISK)
– Trolly: 15€ (2,000 ISK)
– Golf clubs: 35€ (5,000 ISK)
*Midnight golf is open upon request for a fee of 72€ (10,000 ISK) per group.


Akureyri Golf Club – Jaðosvöllur

Welcome to the world’s most northerly 18-hole golf course! Jaðosvöllur is located in Akureyri up North of Iceland. In the field, you will see how the natural ridges are used as tee sites throughout the course; it looks like a moorland.

During the summer solstice (June 19-22), Akureyri Golf Club hosts the Arctic Open tournament. This 4-day championship receives professionals and amateur golfers from all over the world.

Location: Eikarlundur 18, Akureyri
Hours: Open from mid-May until the end of October. Hours may vary.


Prices 2019:

– Green Fee: 62€ (8.500 ISK) This includes full use of clubhouse facilities.
– Golf cart: 41€ (5,700 ISK)
– Trolly: 9€ (1,200 ISK)
– Golf clubs: 35€ (5,000 ISK)
*Midnight golf is open at request.

Geysir Guesthouse & Golf Course

Opened in 2006, this golf club is all about the quality. Located close by the Great Geysir, it was designed by the golf architect Edwin Roald. It is a 9-hole green in an L-shaped area, and it was constructed with low-resource techniques at an affordable cost.

When standing on the inwards holes, the players will see at least one eruption from the Stokkur Geothermal Spring. It has an incredible natural view! The secret of this golfing place lies behind the focus on the infrastructure. Both surfaces and materials used in it, make this green construction very suitable for the northern climate, and because of this, the field needs low maintenance throughout the year.

Location: Haukadalur 3, 801 Selfoss


Prices 2019:
18 holes
Mon-Fri 18€ (2.500 ISK)
Weekends 23€ (3.200 ISK)

9 holes
Mon-Fri 15€ (2.000 ISK)
Weekends 18€ (2.500 ISK)

Rental equipment:
Golf clubs from 10€ (1.500 ISK)
Trolley from 3.50€ (500 ISK)

Westman Islands Golf Club

Golf in the South Coast! The field is set in an old volcano, and it is a perfect place to enjoy playing golf and admiring the beautiful Icelandic scenery. You will experience a change in winds really quickly, so it can become very challenging. The golf course was founded in 1938, and it is one of the oldest in the country.

It was initially a 6-hole field, and now it is a 9-hole one. The Westman Islands Golf course is one of the most challenging ones due to its location, but you will be able to play even in the winter time. The Volcano Open Golf Championship is held and played in this location, and it attracts golfers from all around the world.

Location: Hamarsvegur, Vestmannaeyjabær


Prices 2019:

– Green fees 54€ (7.500 ISK) This includes full use of clubhouse facilities and restaurants.
– Midnight golf is opened at request.

Rental equipment:
– Golf cart 32€ (4.500 ISK)
– Trolly 10€ (1.500 ISK)
– Golf clubs 25€ (3.500 ISK)