110 Reykjavik, Capital Region
Swedish course architect Nils Sköld (1963).
Above distances are for the 18-hole Grafarholt course. Also operated by Reykjavik Golf Club, and located 4 km to the north, is the 27-hole seaside Korpa course (par-72; 6185 m from the back tees).
8 km E of Reykjavik.
Reykjavík Golf Club (Golfklubbur Reykjavíkur): Iceland's oldest golf club is home to the country's oldest 18-hole layout, the Grafarholt course (Grafarkotsvöllur). Located a few kilometres away, the club also operates the newer 27-hole Korpa course (Korpúlfsstadavöllur).
The out-and-back Grafarholt course is generally recognised as Iceland's premier championship venue, having hosted many European and Nordic tournaments. The relatively open layout utilises the rugged and undulating landscape to produce a testing championship course. The generally good-width fairways are lined with lava, and heathery vegetation.
Offering views over the city of Reykjavik, the Grafarholt provides one of Iceland's top golf experiences. The club's facilities also include a first-class clubhouse and a three-tier driving range ... the best such practice facility in the country.
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.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Reykjavík Golf Club was established in 1934, and is the oldest and largest golf club in Iceland. The club was originally called The Golf Club of Iceland but later changed to Reykjavik GC when other golf clubs where established in the country.
Reykjavik GC was first located in Laugardalur, close to where the National Stadium is today. It soon moved to Leynimýri (where the Kringlan shopping centre is), and finally to what was then rather barren land in Grafarholt. Play on the course at Grafarholt started on a few holes in 1963, with a full 18-holes established by 1968.
Iceland: 5th best course in Iceland (Golf Digest, 2022).
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