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Russley Golf Club

428 Memorial Ave,

Burnside, Christchurch, Cantebury

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 358 4748
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)3 358 4612
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 358 7480
  • Golf pro

    Rodney Yee / Richard Bath

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Joe Clements (1928). Various people have added later improvements.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6056
5384
4598
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
74.1
69.8
72

Location

Latitude:

-43.495873

Longitude:

172.555668

How to get there:

6 km NW of Christchurch centre

From the point where Highways 1 and 74 split to the north of Christchurch, follow Hwy 1 (Johns Road) direction Airport. After 9 km turn left into Memorial Avenue (opposite the Airport and the Antartic Centre). After 1 km turn left into Stableford Green and entrance to golf is in front of you.

Russley Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1928

Russley Golf Club: Although water does make a brief appearance at the end of the par-5 6th and at the par-3 7th, its trees that will dominate your thinking here at Russley - one of New Zealand's older and more established clubs. Many holes on this relatively compact and flattish layout resemble tree-lined avenues, and quite tight ones at that. The bunkering is not too heavy, but is quite sufficient given that your primary "hazard" will be the line of tall pines and other trees separating the fairways. Perhaps the back-nine has some of the tougher and more interesting holes, but the look and feel of this parkland layout is consistent throughout. Christchurch airport is just across the road from the course, but the runways seem to be aligned to create a minimal amount of noise on the golf course and on the terrace of the very smart clubhouse.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (more restricted on Thur and Sat)

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$85.
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

Good

Did you know?

Russley hosted the New Zealand Open Championship in 1985 (see Tournaments section - by Venue). Christchurch is a key base location for many of the Antartic Survey activities; several associated buildings can be spotted across the road from Russley Golf Club.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 34th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Copthorne Hotel Commodore - Christchurch Airport4-star

    449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch

    +64 (0)3 358 8129

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    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Russley (less than 1 km); Clearwater

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Christchurch; Waitikiri

  • Peppers Clearwater Resort5-star

    Clearwater Ave, Harewood, Christchurch

    +64 (0)3 360 1009

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    Peppers' elegant and modern lakeside units at the Clearwater Resort welcome privacy, relaxation, and refined entertaining. Guest rooms, suites, apartments and villas in a contemporary boathouse design offer offer marvellous lake and fairway views.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Clearwater

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Russley; Waitikiri; Christchurch

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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