Keilir Golf Course

Steinholti 1,

220 Hafnafjordur, Capital Region

  • Office

    +354 565 3360
  • Pro shop

    +354 565 3360

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes.

  • Designer:

    Original nine-hole course designed by Magnus Gudmundsson was replaced with a 12-hole layout by Swedish course architect Nils Sköld (1973); extended to a full 18 by Icelandic course architect Hannes Thorsteinsson (1994). Additional nine-hole Sveinskotsvöllur academy course added in 1996. Courses renovated by Mackenzie & Ebert.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5852
5131
4577
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
70.6
67.3
69.5

At the same location:

Above distances are for the 18-hole Hvaleyrarvöllur course. Also at Keilir is the 9-hole Sveinskotsvöllur academy course.

Location

Latitude:

64.058635

Longitude:

-21.991617

How to get there:

17 km S of Reykjavik.

Keilir Golf Course

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1967

Keilir Golf Course (Golfklubburinn Keilir): Iceland's well-rated Keilir golf course is a "lava and links" layout, located directly alongside the sea. The club's 18-hole championship Hvaleyrar course (Hvaleyrarvöllur) is complemented by the nine-hole Sveinskots academy course (Sveinskotsvöllur).

On the Hvaleyrar layout you'll find a sharp contrast between the bunkerless "lava flow" front-nine and the more classical links-style back-nine. On the newer front-nine loop, not a single bunker intrudes on the separation of the black hardened lava flows and the emerald expanse of closely mown fairway turf. Here it's more about skill and accuracy than power and distance. Wayward shots onto the lava are likely to produce some distinctly penal bounces.

By contrast the back-nine loop heads out-and-back onto a small linksy peninsula of land at the entrance to the Hafnafjördur harbour. This nine, with the academy course at its side, offers more typical golfing fare, combined with spectacular views to the nearby Alftanes peninsula and beyond to the famous Snaefellsglacier.

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: 12,990 kr.

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

Did you know?

Published ranking

Iceland's 2nd best course (Golf Digest, 2022).
Continental Europe's 125th best course (Golf World, 2023).

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