PAR 72


  • Ideal walking course
  • Great practice facilities
  • Charming & elegant club house


Best time of year

  • November - April


Royal Wellington Golf Club is one of New Zealand’s premier golf clubs. Perched beside the Hutt River, the club has hosted 7 NZ Open Championships since 1912 and in 2004 it became the first golf club in the country to receive royal status.

Royal Wellington is noted as being among the finest parkland golf environments in Australasia. Rare native podocarp river plain forest is a backdrop to many of the holes. Its current par 72 18 hole championship course is a demanding test of golf for players of all levels.

Play the course, rich in history and an icon of New Zealand golf.

The Golf Course

Par 72
27 holes with 18 new championship holes completed in 2013
Expected playing time 4.30 minutes
Tee time interval is every 8 minutes
5 sets of tees
Bent grass greens

Signature hole

From the fourth tee, this Par 5 fairway splits in two, either side of a stream. Over the stream, and past a strategically placed bunker, the fairway cambers towards a lake and narrows dramatically as it gets closer to the green. The sloping wide but narrow green sits behind the lake, nearly at right angles to the line of play, making hitting the green with a long approach a tricky proposition. This hole demonstrates how the new layout can be played by golfers of all levels.

NZGA slope 129 - 131 129 -133
Course rating 70.6 - 75.5 73 - 77.6
Course length(meters) 5780 - 6601 5123 - 5780
Course length(yards) 6321 - 7219 5602 -6321


  • Fully stocked Professional Shop with hire clubs and shoes available
  • Electric carts available and trundlers are complimentary
  • Excellent practice and warm up facilities near club house
  • Three tennis courts and swimming pool
  • Club house offers full catering services
  • Meeting rooms


  • Hosted 7 New Zealand opens
  • One of New Zealand's oldest clubs established in 1895
  • Became the first club in NZ to receive Royal status in 2004

Opening Times


Pro Shop (Starters office)


Club House


Members days and Maintenance

Weekends are generally for members days.


28 Golf Road, Upper Hutt, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
35 mins from Wellington Airport
decisions Proximity to town:
25 mins from Wellington

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