North Otago Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   North Otago Golf Club Est. 1974

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North Otago Golf Club: A blind drive and four short par-4s get you started on this very pleasant parkland layout, which later will enthral you with its coastal and Pacific Ocean views. The undulating layout, hilly at times, flatter at others, will give your legs a good stretch, commencing with an uphill climb at the par-4 3rd.

Most holes here are relatively open in character, especially those between the par-4 13th and par-4 16th, which run alongside the mighty Pacific Ocean. A liberal scattering of large mature pines and assorted recent plantings can create a more tree-lined feel on several holes. Hitting the small, firm greens is one thing, staying on them is quite another. Tricky slopes and run-offs present an excellent short-game test, while playing from just off the greens can often involve digging your ball out of quite difficult grassy rough. All in all, careful approach work is needed to follow up those straight tee shots.

If your scoring is not quite going to plan, you can just stand back and take in the lovely ocean and countryside views. You might also tune-in to the chatter and twitter of the many finches and other small birds residing in those tall fairway-hugging pines.

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Making Contact

North Otago Golf Club
Beach Road,
Oamaru, Otago 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)3 434 6169
Pro Shop   +64 (0)3 434 5531


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Golf Pro
Bruce Tourell
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and oceanside (Pacific Ocean).
Designer: Unknown
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Metres 5687 5237
Par 72 73
SSS or Slope 68.8 72.3
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How2Get There?

115 km N of Dunedin / 2 km S of Oamaru.
Coming into the centre of Oamaru on Hwy 1 (Thames St), turn off Hwy 1 at War Memorial and continue on Thames St. After o.5 km at St Luke's Anglican Church, turn right into Itchen St. After 100 m turn left into Wharfe St. After 1.5 km continue into Beach Rd, direction Kakanui. After 1.5 km golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$25. 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.  Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Oamaru is noted for its two penguin colonies, one of Blue Penguins, the other of Yellow-Eye Penguins. Every night of the year at dusk you can treat yourself to the wonderful sight of these small penguins coming ashore after their day fishing at sea (for details contact Oamaru Information Centre or any local Motel or B&B).

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Latitude: (-45.120007)
Longitude: (170.957319)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Pen-y-bryn Lodge 5-star
41 Towey St, Oamaru, Otago.
+64 (0)3 434 7939

Pen-y-bryn Lodge was built as a private residence in 1889 for local businessman John Bulleid and his wife, Fanny. Pen-y-bryn is Welsh for “Top of the Hill” and indeed the house sits atop South Hill, one of Oamaru’s most sought-after districts. Reputed to be the largest single-storey timber dwelling in Australasia, the house has kept true to its Victorian heritage and today offers discerning guests the perfect combination of old world elegance and modern amenities.

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Brydone Hotel Oamaru 3-star
115 Thames Street, Oamaru, Otago.
+64 (0)3 433 0480

Built in 1881, the 49-room Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in the historic town centre of Oamaru. Offering free parking and a range of room types, the hotel is a short drive from the Little Blue Penguin Colony and the Whitestone Cheese Factory.

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