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Southland Golf Club (Incorporated)

 

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 Southland Golf Club (Oreti Sands) is the Southern-most 18 hole links in the World, situated 10 Kms Southwest of Invercargill, the most southerly city. In the 2017 rankings put out by the top 100 Golf Courses of the World, we are now ranked 14th in New Zealand and 5th in the South Island.

The course features a links layout with large greens on a sandy base that will challenge even the most experienced player.


 

John Huggan, European golfing correspondent, said that Oreti Sands is one of the two best Kiwi courses he has played.

"Oreti Sands was particularly enjoyable and incredibly good value for money.  In fact, this remote and dramatic course has the potential to be that ever-elusive 'hidden gem' you read about in the glossy travel magazines.  Such is the quality and variety of an endless stream of interesting and challenging holes.  Go there soon; this is a great place to play golf."

Update

Former top NZ Professional golfer, Greg Turner (now into golf course design) and his associate Scott Macpherson secured funding in 2006 to develop the course and work commenced on altering the layout in January 2007.  Four spectacular new holes have been added, four have been removed and several others modified. 

The new layout was officially opened for club members on 7th March 2009.  On Monday 9th an exhibition match was played between Peter Senior & Peter O'Malley versus Peter Fowler & Mahal Pearce.

Greg Turner believes this course has the potential to be amongst the finest Links in the Southern Hemisphere.

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"A combination of perfect links golf foundations, quality course architects, keen locals and isolation make Oreti Sands Golf Course New Zealand's hidden gem.  It's an intensely rich golfing experience - one that will linger in your thoughts for decades to come."

 

"True Links" Book

How many Links golf courses are there? 

Currently 246, which is less than one percent of the world's 30,000-plus courses and  Oreti Sands is one of the 9 in New Zealand. 

 

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Southland Golf Club
P O Box 1253
Invercargill
New Zealand
Phone 03 213 0208
Fax 03 213 0206

E-mail address oretisands@xtra.co.nz

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