Where to play golf in Wellington
From stunning world-class marquee courses to charming community clubs, the capital has a stunning array of golf courses for you to try out. The Wellington region has around 27 golf courses which have been designed to make the most of the stunning natural landscape. Courses range from championship and 18-hole to 9-hole courses, meaning there's something for golfers of all abilities in Wellington.
Royal Wellington Golf Club
28 Golf Road, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt
The Royal Wellington Golf Club is known as one of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand, with its newly-designed Turner MacPherson championship course. Often referred to as 'the home of New Zealand golf', this club has 27 holes that offer three different 18-hole layouts. It has hosted seven New Zealand Open Championships since 1912 and in 2004 it became the first golf club in the country to receive royal status. In October 2017, the Royal Wellington Golf Club hosted the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
376 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu
A traditional links course, Paraparaumu Beach Links is rated as the top golf course in New Zealand and is amongst the top 100 in the world. The course has been the host of 12 New Zealand Opens and is renowned for being the course that 'tamed the Tiger' in 2002. This exceptional and memorable course is links golf at its purest. Green fee players are welcome to contact the club to make a tee booking before play.
Wainuiomata Golf Club
334 Coast Road, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt
Located 25 minutes from central Wellington, Wainuiomata Golf Club is a stunning course nestled among bush-clad hills, where native birdsong can be heard on the green. The course offers 18 holes with a real 'risk and reward' for golfers of all abilities and ages, with affordable green fees and membership options. Wainuiomata prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming club and has fully stocked pro shop and an on-site bar and café.
Karori Golf Club
280 S Makara Road, Makara, Wellington
Karori Golf Club is located just a short drive from Wellington city, along the scenic road to rugged Makara Beach. Set in idyllic native bush, Karori Golf Club is exceptionally quiet – the only sounds you hear are birds and farm animals. It’s an excellent all-season course that is seldom closed due to weather and most of the holes are sheltered from the wind. The course is open seven days a week to players of all standards, as well as casuals and juniors.