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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Customer reviews

If you want to play three of the top fifty golf courses in the world combined with having a top three trout fishing experience in the world by all accounts, then just let Kelli and Frank plan your trip and they will take care of all the details.

—C Reither​, Missouri

It was a trip of a lifetime with truly unique beauty not found anywhere else. A New Zealand trip requires a specialist who knows the lay of the land the unique challenges of traveling and sight-seeing there.

The country looks a lot smaller than it really is, and travel times are longer than one can assume.

The route chosen by Cristina helped us maximize our time there. I’m usually a do it yourself traveler, but for this trip I’m sure glad I had Cristina at Best of New Zealand.

—Dawn P., Highland Ranch, CO