Situated on the east coast in the sea-side town of Oamaru which lies 114kms north of Dunedin. The course offers both rural and seaside views of the Pacific Ocean.
The feature holes include the par 4 3rd which is known as “coronary hill” which winds its way around a dogleg to the left with trouble also left, and finishes with a steep climb to a tiny green cut into the side of the hill. Also the 15th is a short par 3 about 115m that drops down a hill that is well bunkered and a creek on the right.
The uncanny small greens sometimes require patience and positioning off the tee. Generally an approach shot to the middle of any green is a good option. The course is well maintained and the club employ a head greenkeeper who has a big army of volunteers, many of who have given over 30 years of service to the club.
Green fees are around the $25 mark and club hire is available. Despite Oamaru not being the heart of Otago’s golf trail, it is on State highway 1 on route to Christchurch and is well worth a look if you are passing through.