Sign up for our specials

We are offering locals and visitors alike some sharp deals to play our scenic and sheltered course. You can play five rounds of 9 holes for just $84 or 10 round of 9 holes for $168. Five rounds of 18 holes will cost only $106 and 10 rounds just $212.  And if you time it right the clubhouse bar might even be open for a cold one afterwards. Book your round and get your discount cards at our golf shop: phone 03 5487301 or email 

Golf Lessons at NBS Waahi Taakaro Golf Course

The lessons are available from our NZPGA coach Nick Loach to both ladies and men, from beginners to long time players, so grab some friends and come along. To register or for more information contact Tony Lewis at Waahi Taakaro Golf Club by emailing or calling 548 7771 or 548 7301.

If you want individual tuition ring Nick Loach on 027 9651729 or email

Public Golf at NBS Waahi Taakaro Golf Course

ALL WELCOME - You don’t have to be a member to enjoy a game of golf at Waahi Taakaro.  

As our course is owned and maintained by the Nelson City Council, it is open to the public every day of the week, except Christmas Day. It is CLOSED to the public on Saturday mornings from 10am (frost permitting) to 2pm from April 1 to October 31 for club play or when the course is booked for club tournaments or private events. These will be clearly notified in advance. Green fee players may be able to book a round before 2pm if the course is not busy.

The club also holds competitions on Saturday morning from 9am to 1.30pm from November 1 to March 31 and on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings throughout the year. During this time the course is open to green fee players and season ticket holders who will be slotted into the field where there are gaps. Booking are required.

Tee time bookings can be made through the golf shop 03 548 7301, email or do it online through Dotgolflive. It is open from 8am to 7pm a the height of summer through to winter when we are open from 9am to 4pm. 

For information if the course is open to play golf (especially if there has been heavy rain), please call 03 548 7301 or visit our Facebook page here

We welcome visitors to the region. The course is a great place to get away from it all.


  • 9 holes: $21
  • 18 holes: $26.50
  • Juniors (must be at school): $10.50 for 9 holes, $15 for 18 holes
  • 3 month concession $160
  • 6 month concession $268
  • 12 month concession $455
  • 5-round pass 9-holes $84, 18-holes $106
  • 10-round pass 9-holes $168, 18-holes $212
  • Members of a NZ affiliated golf club and Gold Card holders get a discount on green fees
  • Nelson and Hanmer Golf Club members get reciprocal rights discounts. Inquire at golf shop.


  • Cart 9 holes: $15 for affiliated members, $20 for non-affiliated members
  • Cart 18 holes: $25 for affiliated members, $30 for non-affiliated members
  • Cart 9/18 holes: $10 for club members
  • Trundlers: $3
  • Full set 9 holes: $10
  • Full set 18 holes: $20
  • Junior sets: $5

GROUP FEES (Non exclusive use for 13-36 players

  • Winter (April 1 to October 31): $12 per player
  • Summer (November 1 to March 31): $17 per player

COURSE HIRE FEES (exclusive use)

  • Winter (April 1 to October 31): Monday to Friday - half day $348, full day $696; weekends and public holidays - half day $455, full day $911
  • Summer (November 1 to March 31): Monday to Friday - half day $562, full day $1232; weekends and public holidays - half days $670, full day $1340