Royal Wellington Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Royal Wellington Golf Club Est. 1895

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Royal Wellington Golf Club: As one of New Zealand's oldest courses, and to date one of its only two "Royals", Heretaunga provides a very pleasant and not too stressful golfing environment - all maintained in excellent condition. A rather lovely dog-leg par-4 reveals the tranquil splendour of this flattish parkland layout, and the following par-5 highlights that accuracy versus length will be at a premium on some holes. The slightly undulating fairways are lined with a pleasant mix of mature trees and some brighter, younger, more recent plantings. Various streams coming from the neighbouring River Hutt run alongside several holes, and exceptionally, at the par-5 14th, run directly across the fairway (take care on your second shot !). Bunkering is quite light, but effective where needed, and the excellent quality greens are well-paced. On either side of the course you'll look onto the tree-covered hills lining the Hutt valley, but the river itself will stay largely out of sight. At nearly 6,900 yards from the back-tees, the course not only provides a very good test, but includes a few nicely elevated tee-boxes as well.

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Making Contact

Royal Wellington Golf Club
Golf Rd, Heretaunga,
Upper Hutt, Wellington 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)4 528 4590
Pro Shop   +64 (0)4 528 2640
Fax

  +64 (0)6 528 2008

Email   office@rwgc.co.nz
Website   www.rwgc.co.nz
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Golf Pro
 
Scott Puddick (PGA, Head Professional & Director of Instruction)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: The current layout dates from 1972.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6249 5705 5203
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 71.8 69 72.2
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-32 Short Course (2086 metres)
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How2Get There?

25 km NE of Wellington
Heading north-east from Wellington on Hwy 2, after approx 20 km, take the exit for Trentham / Heretaunga and follow direction Heretaunga. After 1 km turn right into Fergusson Drive, direction Trentham / Heretaunga. After 2 km turn right into Golf Road. After 200 metres golf is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$195 (overseas visitors). Reduced rates for NZ-affiliated golfers and juniors. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome to contact the Golf Shop to determine weekday playing possibilities. Very restricted at weekends.  Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Royal Wellington is one of two golf clubs in New Zealand honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. Queen Elizabeth II conferred the Royal titles on Wellington Golf Club in 2004 and Auckland Golf Club in 2010.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 9th best course of the 400 courses in New Zealand.
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Location

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Latitude: (-41.140193)
Longitude: (175.020887)
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Hawks Inn 3-star
704 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
+64 (0)4 528 6130
www.hawksinnmotel.co.nz



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Trentham Motel 
438 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
+64 (0)4 528 8635
www.trenthammotel.co.nz



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