Waimakariri Gorge Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 5785 meters
Slope 117
Rating 70.1
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 5785 meters 70.1 117
White (W) 73 5785 meters 75.6 128
Yellow (W) 73 5198 meters 72.7 120
Scorecard for Waimakariri Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 69.8/119 386 422 369 211 508 369 513 158 372 3308 390 260 486 369 454 154 390 147 371 3021 6329
Red W: 71.6/120 332 412 308 193 454 345 448 138 334 2964 356 253 396 351 415 136 342 137 324 2710 5674
Handicap 5 1 11 9 15 7 13 17 3 6 18 2 10 14 12 8 16 4
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1961

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf Simulator No
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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A gem of a country course

A golfing gem rated as a success:
Having played at the Waimakariri Gorge Golf Club since 1993 I have now more than ever relished the significance of country golf.
Upon arriving at the golf course, it is different, inclusive, where everyone talks to everyone. Around 50 players teed it up. After a few jokes and very little warm up everyone was out to their starting tees.
Waimakariri Golf Club is typical of many small, country-style golf courses in that it has one green keeper and lots of volunteer help. The course has a nice design with a good mix of holes with a challenging par four to start with and later a testy par five up the hill. The ambiance of the 18-holed course with the views, park like surrounds, only two bunkers with the varied terrain makes for a nice walk. However, what I really enjoyed was the clubhouse spirit after golf. It reminded me of what golf was like in many clubhouses around the country 20 years ago. The community spirit, banter, active bar with volunteers and chatter from table to table was great to see. With the kitchen, providing country style food of fresh sandwiches and savouries after golf was simply superb. Like every club around the country, there is concern about drink-driving limits yet three hours after golf at least half the field was still there. The reason why, is because they enjoy each other’s company. Now, what I am writing about may be what many of the smaller clubs experience week-to-week but many of the city clubs seem to have lost this atmosphere. People don't linger in the bar and socialise as much as they used to. Some may blame the alcohol and driving limits, time constraints, and family commitments but really, I think most clubs have lost a lot of social atmosphere. In my opinion, why some of the smaller clubs seem to succeed in the social arena versus the big clubs is that they mix the draw. Everyone plays with everyone from week to week no matter what your age or handicap. You don't know who you are playing with until you turn up and you get to know everyone. A successful golf club is one where all members are included. Any club is only as successful as the weakest members are. The key question is how do you change this? Actually, the answer is simple - include all members. Mix the draw up, show all members they are equal and have some fun. If you don't know what I am talking about take a road trip with some of your golfing mates and head to the Waimak. Make sure you play with the locals and enjoy their company afterwards and you will have a memorable time.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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