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About NBS Waahi Taakaro Golf Club

Our strategic plan states the following:

OUR VISION: To provide enjoyable and affordable golf at Nelson’s most welcoming club.

OUR MISSION: To promote the growth and development of the club and ensure its long-term financial viability for the benefits of all present and future members.


  • Loyalty and commitment to the club and its best interests
  • High standards of integrity and honesty
  • Openness and inclusiveness
  • Transparent and democratic decision-making
  • High standards of service

Golf for us is about having fun with your friends in a fantastic place.

Our members are friendly, down to earth and come from all walks of life and new members can expect a warm welcome and introduction.

The club, which averages about 170 members throughout the year, employs a manager for 30 hours a week and three staff to run the golf shop on behalf of the Nelson City Council.

Our club is governed by a management committee headed by our president John Towns and vice president Andy Isle and meets monthly. A golf committee oversee things to do with the game.

Our club leaders welcome and value your feedback and encourage your participation in club affairs and activities. We endeavour to keep you informed through weekly emails, newsletters, an annual questionnaire and our website and Facebook page. Check the noticeboards and information table in the clubrooms for updates. 


Patron: Kelvin Barkman  03 5450275  
Management Committee    
President: John Towns     03 5468610
Vice president: Andy Isle 0272461342
Club captain: Warwick King 0275686374
Paul Tunnicliff 0273613770
Stephen Russell 0223146602
Richard Hayward 021548281
Club manager: Peter Watson  0274433494
Clubhouse/manager’s office  03 5487771
Caretaker: Jonathan Tuheke 03 5480902  
Golf Shop 03 5487301

Golf Committee: Warwick King (chair), Tom Kennedy, Warren Carey, Maurice Woodhouse, Neil McLaren, Lewis Wilson, Peter Watson (secretary).

Sloan Selectors: Warwick King and Peter Watson

Old Hickory selectors: Warwick King and Tom Kennedy 

Match Committee:  This shall consist of any Golf Committee members present on the day or any member asked to advise.

(a) All competitions shall be played on the dates laid down, unless stated otherwise. However the match committee shall have the rights to alter or vary the programme.

(b) When play offs are required all players shall be on the specified tee within the specified time as laid down by the match committee. All disputes arising from matches must be referred to the match committee at the earliest possible opportunity and no later than the completion of the match. 

Handicap Committee

(a) A handicap committee is the committee of a golf club that ensures compliance with the NZG Handicap System, including peer review. The Golf Committee of the club shall fulfil this function. A majority of the handicap committee must be members of the golf club. Club employees may serve on the handicap committee, but an employee may not serve as chairman. Any golf club using the NZG Handicap System is required to have a handicap committee.

(b) The handicap committee shall verify that all acceptable scores are reported for handicap purposes, and that recorded scores are available for peer review.

Course Management 

The course is maintained and managed by the Nelson City Council so any queries or suggestions related to the course must be passed on to the club manager in the first instance or a member of the management or golf committee. These should be in writing or email. It will be then up to the club's representatives on the Greens committee to decide whether to raise such matters with Nelson City Council and Nelmac representatives at the monthly meetings.