Southland Golf Club


Links Rd, Oreti Beach, Otatara, Invercargill, Southland

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 213 0208
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 213 0206

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Recent improvements and four new holes laid out Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

9 km SW of Invercargill centre.

Southland Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Southland Golf Club: GOLF COURSE CLOSED IN APRIL 2018, due to declining membership and financial pressures. There is no clear plan to re-open the course ... and if that remains the case, a little piece of New Zealand's wonderful golfing heritage will have slipped away. Check current status before planning a visit.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Southland Golf Club at Oreti Sands might be a relatively basic layout, somewhat flat and rather bunkerless, but it thoroughly deserves its place in New Zealand golfing lore. It is after all reputedly the world's most southerly 18-hole golf course (the course at Stanley in the Falkland Islands is much further south, but only 12 holes!).

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Who can play and when?

Check with club, if and when it reopens.

Green fees

Check with club, if and when it reopens.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

25 km S of Invercargill is the town of Bluff, New Zealand's most southerly town, which is renowned as the home of the country's best oysters. If you are visiting, you can drive beyond the town to Sterling Point and sample the oysters at the Drunken Sailor Cafe.


  • Victoria Railway Hotel

    Cnr Leven & Esk Streets, Invercargill 9840, Southland

    +64 (0)3 218 1281

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      Invercargill (Otatara); Southland (Oreti Sands)

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