The coast road that runs from Grindavík to Hafnir bisects the 18-hole course at Golfklúbbur Grindavíkur and the layout itself has a split personality. Several holes are routed through lava fields, some are laid out on linksland and others play over former agricultural ground.
Extending to a modest 5,202 metres from the back markers, the course plays to a par of 70, featuring six par three holes, three on each nine. Holes 1 to 12 are set out to the north of the road, the 13th to 17th lie along the coastline, then the final par three 18th hole is played back across the road, next to the clubhouse.
Highlight holes include short par fours at the 4th, 8th and 12th, along with the two shortest par threes at holes 7 and 18. The most challenging holes are found at the 373-metre par four 3rd (often played into the prevailing wind) and the 538-metre par five 15th which doglegs right to the second smallest green on the course.