Avalon, Lower Hutt, Wellington
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Residential and woodland.
Original designer of layout on present site unknown. Full redesign by Chris Pitman (2012).
Above distances are for the 18-hole course. Also at Boulcott's Farm is the 9-hole Short course (2252 m from the men's tees).
16 km NE of Wellington
Heading north-east from Wellington on Hwy 2, after approx 10 km, take the exit for Avalon and go over the Hutt River. After 1 km turn right into the High Street. After 1 km turn right into Military Road direction Golf Course. After 500 m golf is in front of you.
Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club (formerly Hutt Golf Club and Boulcott Golf Club): With its heritage dating back to the first golf course on New Zealand's North Island, this now fully redesigned golf course was created as the result of the 2010 merger of Hutt Golf Club (est. 1892) and Boulcott Golf Club (est 1937).
On the present site, the 18-hole Hutt course occupied the northern end of the property, and the 9-hole Boulcott course the southern end. After happily coexisting as neighbours for many years, "stopbank" developments for the River Hutt forced the merger of the clubs, and with it came the complete redesign of the golf courses.
With a new 18-hole course designed by New Zealand-based Englishman Chris Pitman and a 9-hole Short Course, Boulcott's Farm still offers its members and visitors 27-holes of golf. The new 18-hole course incorporates many of the excellent features of its predecessor, plus a more modern feel especially in terms of bunkering and challenge around the greens. The fairways have not however been dramatically widened, and still present reasonably narrow targets from the tee.
Mature firs, Norfolk pines and many other tree varieties still create a pleasant parkland feel to the layout. The greens here remain noteworthy; some of the quickest around and laden with subtle slopes and borrows. Looking beyond the course, you'll notice how Wellington's real estate has developed the ability to cling to the steepish slopes of the surrounding Hutt Valley hills.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.
Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club (until 2010 Hutt Golf Club and Boulcott Golf Club) traces its history back to 1892, when the Club established the first golf course on New Zealand's North Island at the old racecourse site. A golf course on the present site dates from 1909.
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