About Golf In Iceland
There are 63 golf courses throughout the country whereas 17 of them are 18 hole golf courses and 46 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 18.500 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.
Golf equipments such as trollies, golf carts and clubs for hire are available at ReykjavikGolfTours.
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.
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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