People find it sometimes difficult to get information about golf and Iceland. On this page we have collected some facts which might be of help.
The population of Iceland is 319.756 as 1st. of December 2008, whereas the population of Greater Reykjavík area is 201.585 or 63 %.
There are 65 golf courses throughout the country whereas 17 of them are 18 hole golf courses and 50 are 9 hole golf course, all of them are available to visitors. In Greater Reykjavík area there are 10 golf courses whereas 5 of them are 18 hole courses and 5 are 9 hole courses.
There are 15.000 golfers registered in golf clubs in Iceland. According to public surveys from Capacent Research about 35.000 individuals play golf every year or about 10 % of the population in Iceland.
Length of the golf season:
The golf season in Iceland generally runs from late May to early September.
Midnight golf is generaly playable between early June and later part of July.
Handicap according to EGA (European Golf Association) regulation is required by some of the 18 hole golf courses, usually 36 for men and 36 for ladies. See further information about those requirements on the individual pages of the golf courses.
Dress code on golf courses in Iceland are the same as all over the world. No jeans and T-shirts without a collar are allowed.
Booking tee time:
Tee time is available with some advance booking at most of the golf courses. See further information on the page Booking tee time on this website. See also information about those requirements on the clubs‘ individual pages on this website.
In 2010 the green fees in Iceland for 18 hole golf courses generally range from ISK 4.500 to ISK 9.700 in Greater Reykjavik area on weekends and after 14:00. Green fees outside Greater Reykjavík area ranged from ISK 2.700 to ISK 5.000 on weekends and after 14:00. Some golf courses offer discounted fees if played before 14:00 on weekdays.
Please see information about individual courses for further information about green fees for 2010.
Golf equipments such as trollies are usually for hire at the 18 hole golf courses. Golf carts and clubs for hire are available at the courses in Greater Reykjavík area but less common out in the country. See further information on the individual pages of the golf courses.
Food on golf courses:
Restaurants or cafés are on all the 18 holes golf courses but to less extent on the 9 holes courses. Restaurants are usually open from 9:00 o´clock in the morning to 22:00 in the evening except when the golf course is open for midnight golf, then the restaurant is usually open longer.
Transportaion is very easy in Iceland i.e. flights, coaches, taxes or private cars as rental cars. All information about transport is on this website.
Very frequently asked question in Iceland is about the weather and particular the rain. The following information is from The Icelandic Meteorological Office. It is the average number of raining days with more than 1 mm of rain pr. day for the last 30 years.
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