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Wanaka Golf Club

Ballantyne Rd,

Wanaka, Otago 9192

  • Office

    +64 (0)3 443 7888
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)3 443 7888
  • Fax

    +64 (0)3 443 4127
  • Golf pro

    Garth Domigan

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (esp on front-nine).

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and residential.

  • Designer:


SSS or slope






How to get there:

70 km NE of Queenstown

ENTERING Wanaka from the south (via the Crown Range alpine road from Queenstown) : after city limit sign, at 50 km speed limit sign, turn right into Golf Course Road. After 1 km turn left into Ballantyne Road. After 100 m golf is on your left. ENTERING Wanaka from the north and east (from Hwy 6) : take Hwy 84 direction Wanaka. After 3 km turn left into Ballantyne Road. After 300 m golf is on your right.

Wanaka Golf Club

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

Est. 1927

Wanaka Golf Club: Slightly contrasting front and back nines make up this very absorbing golf course, perched just above the water sports and ski playground of Wanaka. The feel here is distinctly Alpine. The front nine has the better views over Lake Wanaka (about 1 km away) and the stunning high mountain peaks beyond; it is also more undulating and has a more open feel than the back nine. The back nine, although flatter, and with less lake views, has the more interesting golf holes - mainly played under the shadow of the aptly named Mount Iron. The often small and conspicuously circular greens are very good quality, as is the overall standard of greenkeeping. Although bunkering is quite limited and there are no water hazards to speak of, Wanaka will give golfers of all levels a thorough examination - especially so off the back tees.

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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$55.

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

Other information

Non-metal spikes preferred. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts and excellent quality clubs available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Wanaka is a busy holiday resort, with winter skiing in the Triple Cone and Cardrona snowfields (among others), and plenty of year-round water sports on the huge Lake Wanaka.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 50th best course in New Zealand.


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