Akureyri Golf Club

Jadar,

600 Akureyri, Northeastern Region

  • Office

    +354 462 2974
  • Pro shop

    +354 462 2974

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes.

  • Designer:

    Current front-nine designed by Magnus Gudmundsson (1970); second nine-holes added in 1980 by Gunnar Thordarson, following earlier ideas developed by Gudmundsson. Recent renovation by Icelandic course architect Edwin Roald.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5825
5082
4612
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
70.6
68.0
69.8

Location

Latitude:

65.666666

Longitude:

-18.114831

How to get there:

3 km SW of Akureyri.

Akureyri Golf Club, Jadar

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1935

The Akureyri Golf Course (Golfklúbbur Akureyrar) is located in the north of Iceland, a six-hour drive from Reykjavik. The 18-hole course is laid out in an area called Jadar, and is often referred to as such. The wonderfully natural setting provides a spectacular view of the surrounding hills and countryside.

Described by the club as an open moorland course, the par-71 layout meanders around and over broad ridges, broken up by small clusters of trees and rock outcroppings. Although "moorland", the course has a more parkland appearance than many others in the country. There are more trees, shrubs and other plants in evidence, and less fairway-lining lava flows than you'll find elsewhere.

Although the club claims to have the world's most northerly 18-hole golf course, there's one or two Norwegian courses (inside the Arctic Circle), and especially Tromso, that might dispute that. If the Arctic Circle was a physical entity, it would surely be seen from Akureyri.

List of courses: Iceland

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends during the golf season (generally late-May thru early-Sept).

Must book in advance. Tee-times available until 10pm, and midnight golf in June/July on request.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: 8,500 kr.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Did you know?

Established in 1935, Akureyri is Iceland‘s second oldest golf club, only one year younger than Reykjavik Golf Club. After decades of travelling round various parcels of land, the club established its current home at the Jadar farm in 1970.

Akureyri Golf Club plays host to the annual Arctic Open golf tournament. Golfers from all over the world gather at this unique event during the summer solstice and play at least two organised rounds – at least one of them under the flaming red midnight skies.

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