New Zealand’s southern tip is a nature lovers’ dream that offers access to stunning scenery, beautiful landscapes and a host of conservation sites home to untouched ecosystems unique to the South Island of New Zealand.
Enough about that, since the reason you are here is one thing, and that’s a guide to golf in and around Invercargill.
Golf lovers will be pleased to hear that the Invercargill area boasts four 18-hole top quality golf clubs. For such a remote area to have so many clubs means one thing, the locals are golf-obsessed. One of the oldest in New Zealand and arguably most famous facility on this list is the Invercargill Golf Club.
Built in the early 1900’s, the course hosts the SBS Invitational every year and has since the 60’s been the go-to destination for golfers in Southland. Best known for its tricky 3rd 445-yard hole that has been known to upset even the best golfers around, the course has picture perfect tree-lined fairways, a gentle undulating layout and some of the best-kept greens in the country. Green acres country club is an esteemed 18-hole course about ten minutes outside of Invercargill. Green Acres was built in 1969, and the course itself is relatively flat and well manicured with some well-placed water designed to enhance the landscape and the difficulty of the course. The driving range is considered to be the best in the area due to the flat landscape surrounding it.
Queens Park golf course is the most central and this accessible on this list. Located in the city of Invercargill the 18-holer is a fairly straightforward course in comparison with the previous two mentioned. The main selling point of Queens Park is the location, just a ten-minute walk from the city center. The club also offers lessons, a modern clubhouse and catering facilities.