The ‘Top of the South’ has a well above average share of the good things in life – record sunshine hours, golden sand beaches, superb fruit, fine wine, food and seafood and over 300 dedicated craftspeople.

The region is paradise for outdoor adventure lovers with its national parks, alpine lakes, stunning coastline as well as 8 excellent golf courses.

The full list of courses is recorded below together with a brief description of some of the most notable ones.

Nelson club is situated on Boult Road at Tahunanui and is built on a sandy base, which provides rapid draining after rain. The Tahunanui links, as the locals call it, is a 6,323 metres, par 72 course, which has narrow undulating fairways and moderately fast greens. It overlooks Tasman Bay and has great views of the surrounding mountains. Nelson Airport is close to the course.

Greenacres club is a little further out of Nelson at Best Island, Richmond. It is notable for its beautiful scenery and pleasant, uncrowded atmosphere.

Tasman club is at Kina Beach, half-an-hour’s drive out of Nelson. The course has wonderful sea and mountain views and is relatively easy to play at 4,818 metres, par 66. The steep contours make it quite an interesting challenge and above all it is an enjoyable day out in such a relaxed country atmosphere and the green fees are extremely modest.

Nelson Region Golf Courses

  • Golden Downs, Valley Road, Golden Downs
  • Greenacres, Best Island, Richmond
  • Motueka, Harbour Road, Motueka
  • Murchison, S.H 6 North, Murchison
  • Nelson, 36 Boult Road, Tahunanui
  • Takaka, Able Tasman Drive, Takaka
  • Tasman, Kina Road, Tasman
  • Totaradale, Pigeon Valley, Wakefield
  • Waahi Taakaro, Matai Valley, Nelson