The Waimakariri Gorge Golf Club is one of North Canterbury’s hidden gems. The country course boasts a full 18 holes with par 72, and clubhouse renown for offering friendliness and refreshments in equal proportions.

Anyone interested in trying their hand at this popular game can pop along to the scenic greens at 1847 Thongcaster Road on Sunday, December 11, between 11am and 2pm for the club’s open day.

“There will be food and beverages freely available, and spot prizes including chocolates, golf gear, and free rounds of golf,” says club chairman Chris Roe.
Clubs and balls will be available for those who don’t have any, along with tuition for everyone from juniors to super seniors.

“A number of our friendly members (both male and female) will be there to welcome you and provide assistance. Bring the family (and your cameras) along to capture the unique views across the river that our brilliant little country course provides,” says Chris.

The sheltered course was founded by local golf enthusiasts in 1960 and is situated just above the picturesque Waimakariri Gorge, at the junction of Depot and Thongcaster Roads.

“The club grounds have undergone continuous improvement and every golfer will enjoy its varied challenges. Even on a bad golf day it’s a great walk with contour, elevation and great views. And the costs to play are ridiculously low,” says Chris.

Green fees are $20 per player for a part or full 18-hole round. The club also has a new concession option of six rounds for $100. “A great Christmas pressie idea,” says Chris.

Usually membership costs $360 per person, or $90 for juniors, but the under the club’s new membership drive new members, introduced by an existing member, can get up to a 20% discount (some conditions apply).

“There is no joining fee, so that’s the total cost of a full year’s golf – less than $1 a day! Family members are also on offer with significant reductions available,” says Chris.

This advertorial was published in The Oxford Observer.

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