A championship-class golf course in a beautiful setting, bordered on one side by native bush and on the other by Dunedin's tranquil suburbs, the Otago Golf Club also has expansive views of the City of Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula and the hills of Mt Cargill and Flagstaff.
In 1893 the first New Zealand Amateur Championship was staged here and Balmacewen has hosted this tournament on ten further occasions. The course also went on to host the New Zealand Open seven times, the first in 1908 and the last being in 1971 (won by the great Peter Thompson). Many other golfing legends have also graced the club's fairways over the years, including Gene Sarazan, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
Our invitation is for you to join them. Be assured that a warm welcome and a true golfing experience awaits you.
Visitors and casual golfers are always welcome to test their skills on our championship layout. Please note however there will be times where visiting players are unable to play, due to members-only club days and corporate events.
Green fees are affordable. Phone the Pro Shop on 03 467 2096 to confirm course availability.
If you are looking to play on a regular basis there are many advantages to becoming a club member. Current membership information and rates are available here.
Every Wednesday evening during daylight savings we run a twilight golf competition which is open to members and visitors alike.
Please note that we do have a dress code on the course and in the clubhouse.
The Balmacewen Course is in the suburb of Maori Hill, which is a five-minute drive from the cenre of Dunedin and its visitor attraction areas. There is a good selection of hotels, motels and holiday parks to cater for your accommodation needs.