Christchurch Golf Club (Best of New Zealand Golf)

One of the oldest clubs in New Zealand presents a great round and beautiful setting for visitors to the Christchurch area.

Christchurch Golf Club

The Christchurch Golf Club dates back to 1873 and is the second oldest golf course in the country. It has held numerous New Zealand Opens and other championship tournaments. Referred to as the Shirley Golf Course by locals, it underwent a redesign in the 1990's by Peter Thomson and today presents a beautiful setting for golf just outside of the Christchurch city center.

Christchurch GC has not only the distinction of being one of the oldest organized clubs outside of Ireland and the UK but also home of Club Patron Sir Bob Charles. In 1990, it hosted the Eisenhower Trophy for the world amateur championship.

This always beautifully maintained course leverages undulating fairways, creeks and an open layout to present a test for golfers across all levels. Large trees are spread over the course to help define fairways and allow visitors to this area a small step back in time. Enjoy a piece of New Zealand pride and history at this course!


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