Hole 1 “Rua”
Men: Par 4, 311m, Ladies Par 4, 311m
From an elevated Tee in front of the Clubhouse, trees on the right and Out of Bounds (not to mention SH1) it can be a nervy start.
Hole 2 “Snowflake”
Men: Par 4, 314m, Ladies Par 4, 314m
Flat approach. Trees on both sides, not too difficult. A two-level green.
Hole 3 “Outward Bound”
Men: Par 4, 325m, Ladies Par 4, 292m
A tight driving hole from the tee with trees to the left and right. Don’t go through the green as a demanding chip from the rough will be needed.
Hole 4 “Moana”
Men: Par 3, 128m, Ladies Par 3, 119m
Par 3 to an undulating green. There’s a hidden hollow in front, so take an extra club.
Hole 5 “Mt Fyffe”
Men: Par 5, 471m, Ladies Par 5, 457m
The first par 5 on the course. The approach presents trees to the right and two large poplars to the left. The narrow green is on 2 levels and a chip shot from the left or right can be difficult.
Hole 6 “Kowhai”
Men: Par 4, 335m, Ladies Par 4, 300m
A demanding par 4 with Out of Bounds to the left. Missing your shot to the green – left or right- will challenge all golfers’ chipping skills. Sloping green, back to front.
Hole 7 “Burma Road”
Men: Par 5, 470m, Ladies Par 5, 439m
With trees to the left and right from the tee, opening out to a wide fairway. The green is big and flat. Try not to go long with your approach shot.
Hole 8 “The Gap”
Men: Par 3, 192m, Ladies Par 3, 154m
A long par 3 – a really tough hole. Get your tee shot through the gap in the trees and a 3 might be on your card. A large flat green awaits you.
Hole 9 “The Terrace”
Men: Par 4, 296m, Ladies Par 4, 296m
A dog-leg right towards the Clubhouse takes you to a green on a terrace. Don’t go long with your approach shot as a chip from the rough will result in a dropped shot.
Hole 10 “Devil’s Elbow”
Men: Par 4, 345m, Ladies Par 4, 317m
A slight dog-leg to the right takes you to a demanding green, sloping back to front with run outs to left and right. A 4 is always a good score on this hole.
Hole 11 “Hawi”
Men: Par 5, 423m, Ladies Par 4, 310m
The third par 5 on the course. A drive up onto the fairway and a good second shot will leave a short approach. There’s a bunker to the right of the small green. You may get a Birdie here.
Hole 12 “Cabbage Tree”
Men: Par 4, 375m, Ladies Par 5, 375m
Without doubt our Club’s signature hole. There’s a dog-leg to the right, Out of Bounds to the right, trees to the left, not to mention a ‘Lake’. Don’t be distracted by the mountain and sea views from the elevated tee – a big score might be the result.
Hole 13 “Ludley”
Men: Par 3, 191m, Ladies Par 3, 157m
Another demanding par 3. A narrow tee shot takes you over the lake with Out of Bounds to the right. The green slopes back to front. 3 is a good score here.
Hole 14 “Cornerstone”
Men: Par 4, 373m, Ladies Par 4, 272m
A very tough par 4. There’s a dog-leg to the right and out of bounds all the way to the green. There are trees to the left. The green slopes left to right and doesn’t offer too many pars.
Hole 15 “Inland”
Men: Par 4, 348m, Ladies Par 4, 298m
A long par 4 with a dog-leg to the left. Out of Bounds on the right continues all the way to the green. The narrow green is on two levels.
“I would rate holes 12-13-14-15 as the hardest on our course”
Peter Harvey, Club Patron
Hole 16 “Poplar”
Men: Par 5, 472m, Ladies Par 5, 420m
The last par 5 heading for the Clubhouse. It’s a long hole with trees on the right all the way to the green. There’s a hidden hollow in front of the narrow green. Don’t go long here as the ground runs away to the trees at the back.
Hole 17 “The Crossing”
Men: Par 4, 314m, Ladies Par 4, 314m
A tight driving hole with trees to the left and right. Make it onto the fairway, through the hollow and onto the large green which slopes from left to right.
Hole 18 “The Ngaio”
Men: Par 3, 111m, Ladies Par 3, 111m
Climb the pathway to the tee. It’s a short par 3, bunkered to the front and right. The green is large and flat. Nice views from here – a Photo Opp from the tee.
We hope you enjoy your game at Kaikoura.