Keilir Golf Club has the great honour of hosting European Men’s Challenge Trophy, held in Iceland 12th-14th July, 2012. We would like to thank the European Golf Association for giving us this trust.
Keilir Golf Club is located in Hafnarfjordur, a 25-minute drive from the international airport and 10 kilometres south west of Reykjavik. The club first opened in 1967, first as a 6 hole golf course, but today consists of an 18 hole championship layout, plus a 9 hole practice course.
The new front nine was constructed over lava fields “Kapelluhraun”, so if you stray off the fairway you are bound to have a difficult recovery shot. The back nine holes – part of the original course – were built on an old farmland by the sea so water comes into play at many of these holes.
A beautiful new clubhouse was built in 1993 overlooking the property with spectacular views out over the Atlantic Ocean across the bay to “Snaefellsjokull” the glacier where Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” took place. You will find all the necessary information regarding the tournament on this official championship website.
A comprehensive driving range called Hraunkot is only about 300 m from the club house. This is a new driving range where you can practice your short game both inside and outside. Your iron game you can practice under roof hitting the ball up to 250 m. The 9 hole golf course Sveinskotsvöllur is a par 31 course located along the back nine of the main course on the Hvaleyri peninsula. It is an interesting 9 hole golf course and convenient practice ground.