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Royal Wellington Golf Club

Golf Rd, Heretaunga,

Upper Hutt, Wellington

  • Office

    +64 (0)4 528 4590
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)4 528 2640
  • Fax

    +64 (0)6 528 2008
  • Golf pro

    Scott Puddick (PGA, Head Professional & Director of Instruction)

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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)

Location

Latitude:

-41.140193

Longitude:

175.020887

How to get 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.

Royal Wellington Golf Club

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

Est. 1895

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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome to contact the Golf Shop to determine weekday playing possibilities. Very restricted at weekends.

Handicap required.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$195.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

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.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 11th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Hawks Inn3-star

    704 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

    +64 (0)4 528 6130

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Wellington

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Hutt

  • Trentham Motel

    438 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

    +64 (0)4 528 8635

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Wellington

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Hutt

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