Akureyri - Iceland

Akureyri Golf Club,
PO Box 317,
Ja,
602 Akureyn,
Iceland


  • +354 462 2974

  • 1km from Akureyri

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The course at Akureyri Golf Club is called Jaðarsvöllur and it’s situated in the north east of Iceland at the head of the long Eyjafiordur Bay. The town of Akureyri has around fifteen thousand inhabitants and is known as “the capital of the north.” The club was formed in 1935 so it is the second oldest in Iceland.

Recent refurbishment work has included the reconstruction of all greens by Icelandic architect Edwin Roald, with the improved drainage encouraging the growth of more winter-tolerant grasses to hopefully extend the playing season on the course.

Future development includes further course drainage, new water features, re-grading of problem areas, tree transplantation and removal, overhaul of tee positions (with new championship tees adding a further 450 yards to the course) and installation of new service paths and roads.

The R&A handbook confirms that Akureyri Golf Club has the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world with the actual location 65 degrees, 49 minutes north of the equator and Jack Nicklaus plays here when he is salmon fishing in Iceland. The Akureyri Golf Club hosts the Arctic Open Golf Championship every summer. Because there is daylight for almost 24 hours a day in June, golfers can tee off as late as midnight and finish in the wee sma’ hours around 4.00 am!

The Championship started in 1986 and is open to both professional and amateur players. It is a 36-hole Stableford competition with individual and team prizes on offer. Not that golf is only played here in the summer – it has been known for tournaments to be held in the winter with golfers using black balls to allow them to be spotted in the snow!

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Description: The course at Akureyri Golf Club is called Jaðarsvöllur and it’s situated in the north east of Iceland at the head of the long Eyjafiordur Bay. Rating: 4 out of 6 Reviews: 1

Played in their Arctic Open 2 years ago under the midnight sun and that was some experience!!Playing at 4 o'clock in the morning in the daylight when the sun is so red is definitely a unique experience that few places can offer.The course was not overly long then (haven't played it since the recent changes have been done) and the greens not in tip top conditions but june is still very early in the season that far north...The round,despite being very long (lots of tourists come to play the Open and don't really bother about scoring,rather having a good time and take a lot of pictures!!),was indeed very enjoyable.And I will return to test the course as it is now!Cédric
4 / 6
Akureyri
July 17, 2007


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Cedric
July 21, 2007
Just had a quick look at the course a few days ago and I was impressed by the quality of the new greens!!!Renovation works are still in progress....Yes,Iceland is definitely becoming a good golf destination!Special thanks to Siggi and Þorvaldur for their help...