Although Kaikoura is one of New Zealand’s most visited locations, our attractive 18 hole links course still offers golf at a leisurely country level without the pressure of busy city courses.

Situated 5 minutes south of the Kaikoura Township is the Kaikoura Golf Club, an 18 hole course of some 5352 metres (5853 yards) set in front of one of the most spectacular mountain backdrops one could wish to see.

Established in April 1911 as a 9 hole course the Kaikoura Golf Club has undergone many changes that have taken place since the first course was established early in the 20th Century.

Although the course is short in comparison to many modern day designs, don’t let this mislead you into thinking it is easy. Looks can be deceiving and even the most proficient golfer will enjoy the challenges on our links course.

The irrigated fairways at face value are generously wide in most cases, but the nature of the greens, small and strategically shaped, means approach shots must be precise to ensure against getting into trouble. Once on the green you will find reading the surface contours is not easy and often the break will be other than what you perceived.