Nelson Golf Club

3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Nelson Golf Club Est. 1897

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Nelson Golf Club: The hills and hillside houses around the popular holiday resort of Nelson are in full view from the opening par-5 hole on what locals call the Tahunanui Links. At the par-4 2nd, beautiful Tasman Bay, with the Tasman mountains as a backdrop, comes stunningly into the picture. With these sea and mountain views as constant companions, this rather compact and lightly tree-lined layout winds back and forth along pleasantly undulating fairways, in a setting that simultaneously feels both seaside-links and parkland in nature. The back-nine just gets the edge over the front in terms of interest and challenge, although the whole layout fits together very well. The greens here are well-paced and often quite large, with good quality greenside bunkering. The only minor distractions from this delightful seaside course are the comings and goings of light aircraft from the adjacent Nelson airport. Although the planes take-off and come into land over the golf course, the noise created is far removed from the jet-engined roar of their much bigger cousins, which thankfully do not use the Nelson airstrip.

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Making Contact

Nelson Golf Club
Bolt Road,
Tahunanui, Nelson 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)3 548 5029
Pro Shop   +64 (0)3 548 5028

  +64 (0)3 548 5006

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Golf Pro
Ken Allan
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Surroundings: Seaside and a small aerodrome.
Designer: Since 1905 the layout has continually evolved on its present site.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6327 6042 5414
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 72.9 71.5 74.1
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How2Get There?

2 km SW of Nelson
On the south-west side of Nelson, follow Hwy 6 direction Richmond / Tahunanui. At double roundabout near main beach follow Hwy 6 direction Richmond (Tahunanui Drive). After 1.5 km turn right into Parkers Road. After 1 km at roundabout turn left into Bolt Road. Golf entrance is on your right in Bolt Road.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$50. 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.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Nelson Golf Club has one of the severest penalties in golf - up to three months in prison if you try to retrieve your golf ball from an area designated as Out of Bounds, i.e. the adjacent airport runway. When on the course, low flying aircraft have right of way. Nelson is a bustling provincial town and holiday resort, regularly rated as having the lowest annual rainfall and most sunshine hours of any New Zealand location - a wonderful place to visit.

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Latitude: (-41.291996)
Longitude: (173.233463)
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Airport Greens Motel 3-star
Golf Haven Way (off Bolt Road), Tahunanui, Nelson
+64 (0)3 546 4341

Golf at this hotel Nelson
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Golf within 10 km No
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Kingsgate Hotel - Beachcomber Nelson 3-star
23 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson
+64 (0)3 548 5985

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Nelson
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