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Methven Golf Club

Hobbs Road,

Methven, Aorangi

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 302 8438
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 302 8439

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Unknown
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5817
5701
5136
Par
71
71
73
SSS or slope
70.4
69.8
72.6

Location

Latitude:

-43.633777

Longitude:

171.621637

How to get there:

100 km W of Christchurch

From Christchurch follow Hwy 73, direction West Coast via Arthur's Pass. After 50 km at Darfield take Hwy 77 direction Methven. After approx 45 km (and just after passing the Rakaia Gorge) turn left direction Methven. In the centre of Methven, just after the shopping area, turn right into Hobbs Road. After 1 km golf is on your right.

Methven Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1924

Methven Golf Club: As one might expect in this popular wintertime ski location, there are many fine mountain views from the golf course, when that is, you are not up against, or under, the many trees that line the fairways. This is a very pleasant parkland course, quite flat except for one or two dips and slopes on a few holes. The many varieties of trees, which include poplars, birch, eucalyptus, willows and even English oak, do a fine job of defining the often tightish fairways, although on occasions newer tree planting is starting to make things unnecessarily tight (as at the par-5 3rd). Thankfully, the back-nine feels a tad more open and forgiving than the front. With several short par-4's and not overly long par-5's, this is a course where keeping the driver in the bag and using something more accurate from the tee may pay handsome dividends on your scorecard. The small greens are, like the rest of the course, very well maintained and a pleasure to putt on.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$25.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. A limited number of golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

From May to October, Methven becomes a popular ski location supporting the Mount Hutt ski area. The par-4 11th hole provides an excellent view of Mt Hutt.

Where2Stay

  • The Lodge on Chertsey

    1 Chertsey Rd, Methven

    +64 (0)3 303 2000

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    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Methven

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Terrace Downs

  • Terrace Downs Resort

    Coleridge Rd, Rakaia Gorge, Windwhistle, Canterbury.

    +64 (0)3 318 6943

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    Terrace Downs Resort offers a unique one-stop New Zealand getaway destination. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Rakaia River, the Resort boasts stunning views up to Mt Hutt and is within close proximity to various ski fields. Catering to guests of all ages the resort features deluxe accommodation, award winning cuisine and a selection of resort-operated leisure and adventure activities, including 18-hole championship golf course, spa treatments, jet boating, horse trekking, clay pigeon shooting, archery and fishing.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Terrace Downs

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Methven

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