The Lava Challenge
– Golf in the Midnight Sun –
Keilir GC & Oddur GC, Iceland – June 20th – 21st, 2017
The Lava Challenge is a 36 hole tournament, played on two of the most prestigious courses Iceland has to offer; at Keilir Golf Club and Oddur Golf Club. During the months of June and July the sun only sits for a brief moment during the night which gives ample light to play golf through midnight and into the early hours of the morning. Midnight golf in Iceland is an incredible golfing experience, which many golfers from around the world come to enjoy. Lava puts a large mark on both courses and offers an exciting experience for golfers. The Lava Challenge takes place in the third week of June each year.
The Lava Challenge is a tournament open to professional and amateur golfers with a valid handicap. It is played under the Stableford point system. Scratch and handicap prizes will be awarded. In the event of a tied score, a sudden death will take place and repeated until there is a winner. Maximum handicap for men is 24 and 28 for women. Any competitors with higher handicap will compete with the handicap above.
18.30 Opening reception and dinner
21.00 Tee off, Shotgun start
02.00 “Early breakfast”
21.00 Tee off. Shotgun start
02.00 Closing ceremony and awards with
Entry fee US $450.- includes:
• Opening reception and dinner
• Closing ceremony
• A Lava Challenge memento
For more information and registration:
A game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect to many enthusiasts and few golfers have experienced this delight. But now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an event which features round the clock golf in mid-summer at high latitudes. The Akureyri Golf Club hosts this tournament which is known as The Arctic Open Golf Championship. It is an international event which attracts golfers from various parts of the world. Highest number of international players so far is 120 participants. We have had players from all four corners of the world which has given us a great pleasure and from the ever increasing number of enquiries, we assume the pleasure to be mutual.
It was in 1986 that we held the first Arctic Open Tournament. Players do not have to worry about darkness cramping their style because the sun barely dips below the horizon.
The northernmost golf course in the world
The Royal Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews golfers Handbook confirms that “The most northerly 18 hole golf course is the Akureyri Golf club in Iceland, which is situated 65 49′ north of the Equator”.
The Akureyri Golf Club was founded in 1935. Over the years, the golf course has grown to become a challenging 18-hole championship course, measuring more than 6,400 yards in length. This unique course is in a natural setting and provides a lovely view of the surrounding countryside.
Entry fee US $385,- includes:
Award Presentation Dinner.
”golfer gift”, with the Arctic Open logo.
Further information: www.arcticopen.is