Best golf courses: Iceland

Iceland: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Thorsteinsson, Hannes

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

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.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Thorsteinsson, Hannes

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

Designer

Icelandic course architect Hannes Thorsteinsson (1996) designed the 18-hole Korpa course on a site where there had been a 12-hole course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Roald, Edwin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

Designer

Icelandic-born golf architect Edwin Roald.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Thorsteinsson, Hannes

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

Designer

Icelandic course architect Hannes Thorsteinsson extended the course to an 18-hole layout (1994).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Thorsteinsson, Hannes

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

Designer

Icelandic course architect Hannes Thorsteinsson.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Skold, Nils

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

Designer

Swedish course architect Nils Sköld (1963).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Reykjavik
Roald, Edwin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Reykjavik

Designer

Icelandic course architect Edwin Roald (of Eureka Golf) extended the 9-hole Kjolur course to create Mosfellsbaejar's Hlidavöllur course (2008).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Akureyri
Gudmundsson, Magnus

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Akureyri

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.

Find a course

Or

Tournaments

The Masters: The 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National sees LIV golfer Jon Rahm defend his title against the world’s best. Pressing hard will be world No.1 and 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler and world No.2 Rory McIlroy (April 11-14).

Chevron Championship: the women’s major championship season gets underway for the second year at its new Carlton Woods home outside Houston, Texas. World No.2 Lilia Vu defends (April 18-21).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with four wins out of her last four appearances on the LPGA Tour, a feat last achieved by Lorena Ochoa in 2008. Korda's win at the T-Mobile Match Play brought up her 12th LPGA Tour victory.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda’s three-in-three, when he placed second at the Houston Open. This followed back-to-back wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players. Like Korda, he remains comfortably ahead in the official world golf rankings.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)