About the Kaikoura Golf Club.

The Kaikoura Golf Course is located just a five-minute drive from the township on State Highway 1. It is an 18-hole golf course that caters to golfers of all levels, from beginners to low handicappers.

The facilities available include club and trundler hire, as well as a number of golf carts. The clubhouse is open 7 days a week, and operating hours are usually from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Playing a round of golf while enjoying the breathtaking views and walking on the irrigated fairways of the Kaikoura Golf Course is the perfect way to unwind after a thrilling day of marine mammal adventures.

Club Officials

Peter Harvey 

Alan Hickey

Vice President:

Mens’ Club Captain:

Women’s Club Captain:
Chrissie Mackie

Richard Howard

Allan Heffer

Rod Ensor, JP Roberts, Jenny Davies, Eddie Eaton, Frances Nixon, Tony Nixon, Ted Howard, Liam Harnett, Jason Wilson, Aaron Reid, Terry Clarke

Tony Guthrie

Club Pro:
Toni Batey

The Club

The Kaikoura Golf Club was founded on April 9, 1911, when the population of Kaikoura was only 350 people. Initially, 39 members formed the first season-opening, and the 9-hole course was located at the South Bay Domain, crossing the main highway toward what is now the Caves Restaurant.

In 1935, after much hard work and effort by the members, a new 9-hole course, along with a completed clubhouse, was opened at the current location near the Kowhai River. Three extra holes were added in 1958, and three more holes were added in 1960, extending the course to 5166 meters. In 1963, the first complete season of playing over 18 holes was achieved.

The increasing membership in 1966, which was then limited to 108, forced the club to consider a new building and location for the clubhouse. On Saturday, April 13, 1968, the club reached the culmination of another tremendous achievement with the opening of the new clubhouse at its present location. The course layout underwent a further change in 1977, and other minor changes followed in later years to improve the picturesque links course.