Free golf at Waahi Taakaro golf course during October


To celebrate the changes at Waahi Taakaro Golf Course, we are offering a FREE round of golf to first timer users. You'll receive 9 holes of golf and golf equipment hire. Offer available Saturdays and Sundays during October only. Limited spots available so be quick! Valid for one free round of golf for each person that registers.

This is a perfect opportunity to give golf a go! So why not grab some friends or your family and have a round of golf at our relaxing piece of paradise in the picturesque Maitai Valley, less than 10 minutes from the centre of the city. Register your interest via email below.


She Loves Golf free day at Waahi Taakaro Golf Club

So we are inviting you and your partner or friends to an open day at the Waahi Taakaro Golf Course on Sunday, October 29.

It is part of the She Loves Golf campaign being run by NZ Golf this month to boost the number of women playing the game.

The campaign is backed by NZ’s champion golfer Lydia Ko and other celebrities, including Toni Street, Laura McGoldrick, Gemma McCaw, Jamie Curry, Matilda Rice and Daisy Dagg.

It aims to make golf fun by relaxing the rules around playing and what to wear on the course.

The FREE open day at Waahi Taakaro in the picturesque Maitai Valley runs from 10am to noon on the Sunday and is designed to give women a taste of the game. There will be an opportunity to use the putting and practice facilities, with club members on hand to give basic tips and information and to accompany them onto the course for a few holes. All equipment is provided and there will be a draw for a giveaway prize. There will also be a complimentary drink in the clubhouse afterwards.

For those wanting to learn more about how to play golf there will be the chance to sign up for group coaching lessons at discounted rates.

To register or for more information contact Gordon Davidson at Waahi Taakaro Golf Club by emailing or calling 548 7771 or 548 7301 or just turn up on the day. See you there.

Public golf at 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.

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. Those with bookings will have priority.

Tee time bookings can be made through the golf shop 03 548 7301 or email It is open from 8am to 7pm during daylight saving time and from 9am to 4pm the rest of the year.

For information if the course if 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: $18
  • 18 holes: $23
  • Juniors (must be at school): $7
  • 3 month concession $138
  • 6 month concession $230
  • 12 month concession $345
  • Members of a NZ affiliated golf club get a 20% discount on green fees
  • Gold Card holders get a 20% discount on green fees.


  • Cart 9 holes: $20
  • Cart 18 holes: $35
  • Trundlers: $4
  • Full set 9 holes: $20
  • Full set 18 holes: $30
  • Junior sets: $10

GROUP FEES (Non exclusive use for 13-36 players)

  • Winter (April 1 to October 31): $7.70 per player
  • Summer (November 1 to March 31): $15.40 per player

COURSE HIRE FEES (exclusive use)

  • Winter (April 1 to October 31): Monday to Friday - half day $300, full day $600; weekends and public holidays - half day $400, full day $800
  • Summer (November 1 to March 31): Monday to Friday - half day $500, full day $1000; weekends and public holidays - half days $600, full day $1200