Although quite close to the sea, we have been described as a 'parkland' course rather than a 'links' course.
The fairways are flat or undulating and most of the greens are reasonably accommodating for approach shots, but there are a few where accuracy is essential. Bunkers are numerous, but there are no water hazards.
We pride ourselves on being a Championship Course with our supurb fast greens, and have fairway watering so offer lush fairways.
Detailed comments and photos on a hole by hole basis are available for viewing.
OUR COURSE RATINGS
New Zealand scratch indices are as follows:
The majority of competitions for men are played off the white tees and the ladies off the yellow tees.
Pars 4 & 5 holes have coloured distance from centre of green markers set in their fairways: Blue - 180 metres; White - 135 metres; Red - 100 metres
See our notice board near the Pro Shop for full details of local rules, permanent & temporary.
OUT OF BOUNDS—Beyond all boundary fences & white stakes/paint around the clubhouse area
ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (GUR) (Rule 25) - Any area bounded by white lines and/or the letters
The maintenance sheds identified by blue stakes and white line.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24.2) -
Staked trees—players MUST take relief without penalty.
The roadway which runs from the 10th tee to the maintenance sheds.
EMBEDDED BALL (Rule 24-2) - Relief is extended “Through the green” (See page 127 Rules of Golf)
CLEAN & PLACE (WHEN PERMITTED)—Applies to a ball lying on any ‘closely mown area’ of the hole being played. Ball may be lifted, cleaned & placed within 15cm of where it originally lay.