Formed in 1934, the Reykjavik Golf Club is the best established on the island, and has two 18-hole courses, including one that features in continental Europe's top 100.
The Grafarholt Course was in fact the second to be added at the club, having been completed in 1963, but it is now the main attraction. The unique layout was devised by Swedish designer Niels Skjold, with no two holes alike. The layout is extremely undulating, and measures 6,650 yards from the tips; this may not be long, but Grafarholt is extremely challenging. The club has hosted Nordic and international events, and is deservedly the number one course in Iceland.
To cope with the rigourous demand for play on the Grafarholt, the club commissioned the creation of another layout in the early 1990s. Completed in 1997, the Korpa Course hosted the national championships. The front nine holes of the 6,800 yard track follow the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, while the back nine is set against the backdrop of the Korpa River.
Many trees have been planted around the course, and as these mature, it will only enhance the character and beauty of this Icelandic gem. In tandem with the internationally renowned Grafarholt course, the club is a real highlight of an escape to the stunning Scandinavian island.