Royal Wellington Golf Club

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Royal Wellington Golf Club, founded in 1895, has one of New Zealand's most beautiful and historic golf courses.

Sited at Heretaunga, just north of Wellington, the course is one of the best tests of golf in New Zealand. It has been a regular venue for New Zealand Open Championships, and men's and women's national amateur championships. The club, which also has a nine-hole "inner" course, has a strong and active membership.

When you arrive at the course you instantly are taken with the beautiful park setting, with established trees and magnificent fairways and greens, the hills as a back drop and the sound of native birds.

To commemorate the 250th year of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth consented on l0 June 2004 that the club should be known as Royal Wellington Golf Club.

In 2006 a Michael Clayton course master plan was approved by the club as the basis for future course development.

An example of one of the beautiful holes is No 2

 

RWCG 2nd Hole

 

This demanding short Par 5 is the signature hole of the layout. The tee shot requires a carry over water, which runs down the left side of the fairway all the way to the green. If you try to bite off too much of the corner then you will find that your ball kicks down toward the hazard leaving a difficult side hill lie. For the bigger hitters it is easily reachable in two shots.

 

 

RWCG 2nd Hole

Royal Wellington is a private members club with extensive facilities. There is however, limited access for visitors, particularly during the week. Bookings should be made as far as possible in advance.

Please note that visitors are expected to conform to the dress code and other club rules such as cell phone usage.

www.rwgc.co.nz

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