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The Arctic Open

Making the shot © Mark Schierbecker
Making the shot © Mark Schierbecker

The Arctic Open Golf Championship is an international event which draws golfers - both amateur and professional - and spectators from various parts of the world. Apart from the magnificent natural scenery surrounding the Akureyri Golf Club, the chief attraction of the tournament is the prospect of teeing off at 10pm thanks to the near-perpetual sunlight of the Icelandic summer. First held in 1986, the Arctic Open celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016. The venue has the distinction of being the northernmost golf course in the world, as recognised by the Royal Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews Golfer's Handbook.

Venue: Akureyri Golf Club

Date: June 2017 TBC

Website: www.arcticopen.is