Christchurch Golf Club dates back to 1873, making it the second oldest club in New Zealand.
The club started at a site at Hagley Park, but moved to the current site in 1900.
In 1972 Sloan Morpeth made changes, improving the routing of the course and then in the 1990's Thomson & Wolveridge removed trees to give the course a much more open 'playing fields' look.
More recently Brett Thomson is the local consultant overseeing the recovery from the earthquake damage, and course improvement.
Christchurch GC is regarded by many as the premier course in the area, and has hosted the NZ Open 11 times, as well as the 1990 World Amateur Championship
The course travels over rolling terrrain on both sides of Lake Terrace Road. It displays parkland like traits but without as many trees as most parkland courses!
It is well bunkered, and the green complexes demand your attention
The course will favour the thinking golfer
Notable holes include:
hole 2- the short par 4 second hole requires decisions to be made on the tee, and accurate approaches
hole 8 - is another quality short par 4- and tricky!
hole 10- a classic tight par 5 where you might consider laying up to stay in play rather than take on the hazards
hole 12- a potentially reachable par 5 with well protected green
hole 14- a longish par 3 with undualting green and water hazard down the left of the hole (see pic top of page)
Christchurch GC is a quality establishment with an impressive modern clubhouse, and a manicured and strategic course which will test any golfer's mettle
It is a must play if you visit the area
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