Thorlakshofn Golf Club lies along the shore on black sandy terrain and represents the best example of a links course in Iceland.
Siglufjördur Golf Club reaches its half-century in 2020 and “Sigló” celebrated in 2019 when architect Edwin Roald completed the renovation of its 9-hole par 35 layout, which measures under 3,000 yards. Roald said: “It’s short and sweet with unparalleled sights and sounds.”
Golf at Borgarnes started modestly in 1973 with a rudimentary course which was turned into a 9-hole layout by Torvaldur Asgeirsson and architect Hannes Thorsteinsson in 1998, before being extended to its current 18-hole, 5,338-metre configuration in 2007.
The Hella course at Golfklúbbur Hellu is set 15 kilometres from the Icelandic coast, but despite its inland location, the layout has, in places, the look of a links course. Founded with 9 holes in 1952, the 18 holes in play today date from 1986 and are located between Hella and Hvolsvöllur.
The coast road that runs from Grindavík to Hafnir bisects the 18-hole course at Grindavík Golf Club and the layout itself has a split personality. Several holes are routed through lava fields, some play on linksland and others play over former agricultural ground.