The Akureyri Golf Course (Jadar) is in a natural setting and provides a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and has the appearance of a moorland course.

The par-71 layout meanders around and over broad ridges, broken up by clusters of trees and rock outcroppings. They are cleverly utilized as tee sites on numerous occasions throughout the course. The golf course is the world’s most northerly 18 hole golf course, according to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.

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Official address:

Golfklúbbur Akureyrar,
Jaðar,
600 Akureyri,
Iceland.
The golf club: 354 – 462 2974
The golf shop: 354 – 462 2974
The restaurant: 354 – 462 2974
gagolf@gagolf.is
www.gagolf.is and www.arcticopen.is in english

Akureyri course is 71 par with following course rating:

[table]
Back tee,5.825 m,CR 70.6,Slope 134
Yellow,5.475 m,CR 68.7,Slope 127
Blue (men),5.082 m,CR 68.0,Slope 115
Red (men),4.612 m,CR 69.0,Slope 111
Blue (women),5.082 m,CR 72.7,Slope 125
Red (women),4.612 m,CR 69.8,Slope 122
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For the course guide click here
For the scorecard click here

The club and golf course:

For those who seek definition in all things, the golf course at Jadar – the home of Akureyri Golf Club on Iceland’s north coast – has the appearance of a moorland course. The par-71 layout meanders around and over broad ridges, broken up by clusters of trees and rock outcroppings. They are cleverly utilized as tee sites on numerous occasions throughout the course.

The Jadar golf course is the world’s most northerly 18 hole golf course, according to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. If the Arctic Circle was a physical entity, it could be seen from Akureyri. Surprisingly, the course has a much more inland appearance than other significant course in the country, featuring a much more complete palette of trees, shrubs and other plants.

Akureyri Golf Club was established in 1935. It is Iceland‘s second oldest golf club, only one year younger than Reykjavik Golf Club. For years, Akureyri Golf Club was a nationwide leader in the development of golfing talent. It found a pioneer in Mr. Magnus Gudmundsson, who later designed the basis of the club‘s current course at Jadar. Gudmundsson was Iceland‘s first player of international caliber, showing his competitiveness at this level at the World Amateur Championships in St. Andrews in 1958. In 1964 he set a scoring record in the National Championships that still stands – 10 under par over 72 holes in The Westman Islands.

After decades of travelling round available parcels of land, the club established its current home at the Jadar farm in 1970. For ten years, the members played a 9-hole course which is now the front nine, designed by Gudmundsson. In 1980, the second nine holes were added. They were developed mostly according to Gudmundsson’s ideas, largely implemented by – and with input from – Mr. Gunnar Thordarson.

The club has recently taken on a renovation of the golf course under the guidance of golf architect Edwin Roald. Plans of the new and improved Jadar golf course can be seen at www.edwinroald.com. It has always been the number one goal of Akureyri Golf Club that Jadar will remain one of the best courses in Iceland.

The Arctic Open Golf Championship
A game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect to many. Few golfers have experienced this delight, but now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an event which features round-the-clock golf.

Akureyri Golf Club is the host of the annual Arctic Open golf tournament. For more than 20 years, golfers from all over the world have gathered at this unique event during summer solstice and played at least two organized rounds of golf – at least one of them under the flaming red midnight skies. Standing on the 4th and 5th tees will offer unforgettable views of the arctic sun mirroring in the Eyjafjordur bay, gathering momentum before disappearing to rise yet again and start a brand new day. Time stands still. But all things come to an end, and suddenly it is time to tee off once again and cannon another ball off one of Akureyri’s numerous elevated tees into the generous fairways that are draped across some of the most interesting golfing terrain in Iceland. Further information regarding The Arctic Open can be found at www.arcticopen.is, and also by e-mail at gagolf@gagolf.is.

About Akureyri
Akureyri is the centre of culture, education and leisure activities in North Iceland. With a population of about 17.200, the town is by far the largest outside the Reykjavík capital area, about 4 ½  hours drive from Reykjavík or 45 minutes flight from Reykjavík airport. Around Akureyri, one can also find a wide variety of entertainment – horseback riding, whale watching, swimming, hiking, salmon fishing and more. Akureyri has long been known as a small and friendly town where you and your family can have the time of your life. Icelandic people are well known for their hospitality and make it their primary goal to make your stay in Iceland an unforgettable experience. Find out for yourself.

Green fees are as follows for 2017:

Singles: Weekdays before 2 PM  ISK 5.700

Weekdays after 2 PM and weekends ISK 6.700

Couples: Weekdays before 2 PM ISK 8.600

Weekdays after 2 PM and weekends: ISK 10.000

Midnight golf  ISK    6.700    (midnight golf)*

*Midnight golf is open at request.

Green fees include full use of the clubhouse facilities

Price for accessories:

Golf chart    ISK     5.000,

Trolly:        ISK    1.000

Golf clubs    ISK    3.000

All major credit cards are accepted.

You can book tee off time as follows:

You can call at 354 – 462 2974
You can send a mail to gagolf@gagolf.is
You can use the website and send mail through, Contact us.

Maximum handicaps: 36 for gents and 36 for ladies.
Dress code: No jeans.

facilities_services_ga

The clubhouse is large and has first-class facilities. The restaurant offers hot and cold meal. The Golf Shops are located in the clubhouse.

There is a driving range about 300 m from the club house. At Akureyri golf club you are able get lessons in golf from highly trained PGA professionals.

Akureyri golf course is located in the Town Akureyri. Folowing hotels are available in Akureyri.

Hótel Akureyri, www.hotelakureyri.is
Hótel KEA, www.hotelkea.is
Hótel Edda, www.hoteledda.is

+ The Course

Akureyri course is 71 par with following course rating:

[table]
Back tee,5.825 m,CR 70.6,Slope 134
Yellow,5.475 m,CR 68.7,Slope 127
Blue (men),5.082 m,CR 68.0,Slope 115
Red (men),4.612 m,CR 69.0,Slope 111
Blue (women),5.082 m,CR 72.7,Slope 125
Red (women),4.612 m,CR 69.8,Slope 122
[/table]

For the course guide click here
For the scorecard click here

The club and golf course:

For those who seek definition in all things, the golf course at Jadar – the home of Akureyri Golf Club on Iceland’s north coast – has the appearance of a moorland course. The par-71 layout meanders around and over broad ridges, broken up by clusters of trees and rock outcroppings. They are cleverly utilized as tee sites on numerous occasions throughout the course.

The Jadar golf course is the world’s most northerly 18 hole golf course, according to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. If the Arctic Circle was a physical entity, it could be seen from Akureyri. Surprisingly, the course has a much more inland appearance than other significant course in the country, featuring a much more complete palette of trees, shrubs and other plants.

Akureyri Golf Club was established in 1935. It is Iceland‘s second oldest golf club, only one year younger than Reykjavik Golf Club. For years, Akureyri Golf Club was a nationwide leader in the development of golfing talent. It found a pioneer in Mr. Magnus Gudmundsson, who later designed the basis of the club‘s current course at Jadar. Gudmundsson was Iceland‘s first player of international caliber, showing his competitiveness at this level at the World Amateur Championships in St. Andrews in 1958. In 1964 he set a scoring record in the National Championships that still stands – 10 under par over 72 holes in The Westman Islands.

After decades of travelling round available parcels of land, the club established its current home at the Jadar farm in 1970. For ten years, the members played a 9-hole course which is now the front nine, designed by Gudmundsson. In 1980, the second nine holes were added. They were developed mostly according to Gudmundsson’s ideas, largely implemented by – and with input from – Mr. Gunnar Thordarson.

The club has recently taken on a renovation of the golf course under the guidance of golf architect Edwin Roald. Plans of the new and improved Jadar golf course can be seen at www.edwinroald.com. It has always been the number one goal of Akureyri Golf Club that Jadar will remain one of the best courses in Iceland.

The Arctic Open Golf Championship
A game of midnight golf seems an unlikely prospect to many. Few golfers have experienced this delight, but now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an event which features round-the-clock golf.

Akureyri Golf Club is the host of the annual Arctic Open golf tournament. For more than 20 years, golfers from all over the world have gathered at this unique event during summer solstice and played at least two organized rounds of golf – at least one of them under the flaming red midnight skies. Standing on the 4th and 5th tees will offer unforgettable views of the arctic sun mirroring in the Eyjafjordur bay, gathering momentum before disappearing to rise yet again and start a brand new day. Time stands still. But all things come to an end, and suddenly it is time to tee off once again and cannon another ball off one of Akureyri’s numerous elevated tees into the generous fairways that are draped across some of the most interesting golfing terrain in Iceland. Further information regarding The Arctic Open can be found at www.arcticopen.is, and also by e-mail at gagolf@gagolf.is.

About Akureyri
Akureyri is the centre of culture, education and leisure activities in North Iceland. With a population of about 17.200, the town is by far the largest outside the Reykjavík capital area, about 4 ½  hours drive from Reykjavík or 45 minutes flight from Reykjavík airport. Around Akureyri, one can also find a wide variety of entertainment – horseback riding, whale watching, swimming, hiking, salmon fishing and more. Akureyri has long been known as a small and friendly town where you and your family can have the time of your life. Icelandic people are well known for their hospitality and make it their primary goal to make your stay in Iceland an unforgettable experience. Find out for yourself.

+ Green Fee

Green fees are as follows for 2017:

Singles: Weekdays before 2 PM  ISK 5.700

Weekdays after 2 PM and weekends ISK 6.700

Couples: Weekdays before 2 PM ISK 8.600

Weekdays after 2 PM and weekends: ISK 10.000

Midnight golf  ISK    6.700    (midnight golf)*

*Midnight golf is open at request.

Green fees include full use of the clubhouse facilities

Price for accessories:

Golf chart    ISK     5.000,

Trolly:        ISK    1.000

Golf clubs    ISK    3.000

All major credit cards are accepted.

+ Booking tee time

You can book tee off time as follows:

You can call at 354 – 462 2974
You can send a mail to gagolf@gagolf.is
You can use the website and send mail through, Contact us.

Maximum handicaps: 36 for gents and 36 for ladies.
Dress code: No jeans.

+ Facilities

facilities_services_ga

The clubhouse is large and has first-class facilities. The restaurant offers hot and cold meal. The Golf Shops are located in the clubhouse.

There is a driving range about 300 m from the club house. At Akureyri golf club you are able get lessons in golf from highly trained PGA professionals.

+ Accommodation

Akureyri golf course is located in the Town Akureyri. Folowing hotels are available in Akureyri.

Hótel Akureyri, www.hotelakureyri.is
Hótel KEA, www.hotelkea.is
Hótel Edda, www.hoteledda.is

Photo gallery

The following selection of pictures gives you some
impression of the golf course and its surroundings.

Video gallery

Click to watch videos from the golf course.

Location

GPS position:  N 65° 40.011, W018°06.993, Location +/- 6

The golf course is located in the south west eastern part of Akureyri, on the outskirt of the town.  Akureyri is about 4 1/2  hours drive from Reykjavík (420 km) or 45 minutes flight from Reykjavík airport. Akureyri  offers the benefit of excellent communications, in the air as well as by land and sea. There are up to 7 flights a day between Reykjavík and Akureyri.