Otago Golf Club

125 Balmacewen Rd, Maori Hill,

Dunedin, Otago 9010

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 467 2096
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 467 2092
  • Golf pro

    Shelley Duncan

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Unknown
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5876
5373
5162
Par
71
71
73
SSS or slope
71.3
68.6
72.8

Location

Latitude:

-45.852015

Longitude:

170.491800

How to get there:

3 km NW of Dunedin centre.

Otago Golf Club (Balmacewen course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1871

The Balmacewen course at Otago Golf Club is a championship golf course that occupies a quiet setting, bordered on one side by native bush and on the other by Dunedin’s tranquil suburbs. New Zealand's oldest golf club also offers expansive views of the City of Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula and the hills of Mt Cargill and Flagstaff.

This partly tree-lined and partly open parkland course should not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. Plenty of golfing challenge, a well-crafted design and usually good upkeep all contribute to the appeal of this course. One to include on your play list if you are in the area.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The tree-lined par-4 11th (The Glen) is regularly included within listings of the world's best golf holes.
List of courses: NZ - South Island

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$80.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Established in 1871, and originally known as Dunedin Golf Club, the Otago Golf Club is the oldest in New Zealand and one of the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere. | The Otago Golf Club and Otago Ladies Golf Club both moved to Balmacewen, as the present course is best known, in 1896. Since then the club has hosted many legends of the game, including Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Locke, Gary Player and Bob Charles. The men's and women's clubs amalgamated in 2009. | The original settlers in this part of Dunedin were immigrants from the small town of Balmacewen in Scotland.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 24th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Mercure Hotel

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    Located just north of Dunedin city centre
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Balmacewen; St Clair.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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