Manawatu Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Manawatu Golf Club Est. 1895

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Manawatu Golf Club: Also known as Hokowhitu, the layout here starts with a pleasant par-4, lined with palms, pines, birches and occasional eucalyptus - a clear indication that a rather delightful, tree-lined, parkland course awaits. Look beyond the first fairway and the essential flatness of the course will also be apparent. As early as the 4th hole you'll notice the sandstone cliffs of the adjacent Manawatu River, but you'll need to wait until the par-3 16th hole before seeing the river itself. (Should you wish to cross the river, an aerial runway appears to be on hand for that purpose !). The high quality housing hereabouts lines much of the course's perimeter, as does part of the Massey University campus (on the back-nine). Within the course, its the tightish fairways that will focus your golfing brain, and trees, trees, trees that will provide the scenic interest and the golfing challenge, as you try to shape innovative recovery shots around, under and over them. All in all, a pleasantly enjoyable parkland course - always very well maintained.

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Making Contact

Manawatu Golf Club
Centennial Drive, Hokowhitu,
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui Region 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)6 357 8793
Pro Shop   +64 (0)6 358 3679
Fax

  +64 (0)6 357 8793

Email   office@manawatugolfclub.com
Website   www.manawatugolfclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
 
Designer: Original design by C.H. Redhead, an Irish engineer (1928). Further improvements by H.G.Babbage (1955).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6043 5773 5113
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 72.3 71.3 72.9
 
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How2Get There?

3 km S of Palmerston North centre; 140 km N of Wellington
From Palmerston North's City Square, take Fitzherbert Avenue heading south. After 2 km turn left into Hardie Street. After 100 m turn right into Centennial Drive. After 1.5 km Golf Club is on your right (after the Massey University campus).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$60. Reduced NZ Golf affiliated rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends; more restricted on Saturdays.  Worth booking in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Manawatu is New Zealand's oldest existing golf course, and has hosted several New Zealand Open Championships, most recently in 1973 (see Tournaments section). It is also the home club of Craig Perks and Grant Waite, both US PGA touring professionals.

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Location

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Latitude: (-40.370040)
Longitude: (175.635386)
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Kingsgate Hotel - Palmerston North 3-star
110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
+64 (0)6 356 8059
www.kingsgatehotels.co.nz



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Rydges 4-star
140 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
+64 (0)6 356 5065
www.rydges.com



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