South Island

Top 100 Golf Courses - South Island

Cromwell

11th South Island - Best in Area

Cromwell Golf Club is an intriguing blend of rolling heathland territory with a certain whiff of links golf thrown in, and will aptly complement any tour of the region’s more famous courses.

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Nelson

12th South Island - Best in Area

The course at Nelson Golf Club has been gradually evolving, and in recent years over 450 trees have been felled, revealing a more traditional links layout that was obscured for years.

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St Clair

13th South Island - Best in Area

The 1970s was St Clair Golf Club’s golden era, as it hosted the televised Otago Charity Classic for nine years from 1970.

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Queenstown (Kelvin Heights)

14th South Island - Best in Area

Queenstown Golf Club was first formed in 1927, but it was not until 1973 that the club moved to its current home, the Kelvin Heights golf course...

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Harewood

15th South Island - Best in Area

In 2012, Harewood Golf Club upgraded their main course and they hired Greg Turner & Scott Macpherson who have completed a number of well-crafted redevelopments in the South Island.

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Wanaka

16th South Island - Best in Area

The two nines at Wanaka Golf Club are very different; the front nine full of undulations, the green sites artfully perched and nestled amongst the rolling terrain...

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Russley

17th South Island - Best in Area

With many holes lined by avenues of stately trees, Russley is a delightful course and, according to folklore, the key to a good score is "Medio Tutissimus Ibis".

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North Otago

18th South Island - Best in Area

Founded in 1892, Otago Golf Club re-located three times before finally settling at its current location to the south of Oamuru in 1927. Captain A. Conway and Mr Gilbert Martin co-designed the 18-hole layout that’s still in play today.

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Invercargill

19th South Island - Best in Area

Invercargill Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in New Zealand; the town may be a little remote from the rest of the country but its inhabitants love their golf as much, if not more than, those who live in the major centres.

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Greenacres

20th South Island - Best in Area

Greenacres Golf Club is located on Best Island, on the opposite side of the tidal Waimea Inlet to Nelson. The home grown course dates back to 1959 and it’s laid out on predominantly sandy ground where the coastal holes have some links-like characteristics.

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South Island Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Matt Richardson Courses Played 22
2 Brian Wood Courses Played 19
= Shane Mitchell Courses Played 19
4 Patrick Kennelly Courses Played 17
5 John Murcott Courses Played 14
= Morgan Will Courses Played 14
7 Neil Howard Courses Played 13
= Geoff Burns Courses Played 13
9 Kevin P Courses Played 12
= Will Shaw Courses Played 12