Welcome to Poverty Bay Golf Club's Interactive Scorecard

Map of Poverty Bay Golf Course
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  Poverty Bay Golf Club welcome all golfers to our lovely course.

The following information and tips are designed to help you play our course better. Some holes can be viewed by clicking on the photo link.


Hole 1 - Par 5
(Men 456m Ladies 421)
A straight-away opening hole where a second shot should be positioned to the right to avoid a large tree guarding a generous green, bunkered on both sides.

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Hole 2 - Par 3
(Men 150m Ladies 117m)
A fine example of the old school architecture. A comparatively small green with a large cross bunker and full length bunkering on both sides. Plenty of room at the back, but southerly and westerly winds can cause added difficulty.

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Hole 3 - Par 4
(Men 346m Ladies 346m)
A left-handed dog-leg hole, with a generously wide fairway, but play can be into the prevailing wind. Ground falls away sharply around this green

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Hole 4 -Par 4
(Men 360m Ladies 280m)
A tight right-handed dog-leg. The tee shot is played through a narrow gap between trees. A sliced drive can cause disaster, finishing in trees and deep rough, with further trees and a bunker to negotiate. Behind this green the ground falls away to the 9th fairway

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Hole 5 -Par 5
(Men 463m Ladies 427m)
The easiest par 5 on the course. Two straight shots and a short approach. Green guarded by a deep bunker on the left. Fall-away at left and back

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Hole 6 - Par 3
(Men 118m Ladies 118m)
Elevated tee shot to the undulating green, again guarded by a cross bunker, and with four other bunkers circling the back half. A clump of macrocarpa and out-of-bounds on the right creates interest

Hole 7 - Par 4
(Man 307m ladies 279m)
A dog-leg to the right. Out-of-bounds, with trees and rough, runs the whole way from tee to green. A drive to the left half of this fairway opens up the full depth of the green.

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Hole 8 - Par 4
(Men 329m Ladies 282m)
This picturesque hole has a pronounced two-level green, with a back drop of trees, and bunkers to either side, with a generous fairway. The pin-position can dictate the choice of line for the drive

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Hole 9 - Par 4
(Men 378m Ladies 378m)
A good four, with undulating fairway, to finish the first half. Macrocarpa trees in the left rough ccm intrude on the line of play. There is a fairway bunker short to the right of the green, with two more behind, and one runs full length to the left side of this green. Borrow here can make putting tricky

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Hole 10 - Par 4
(Men 283m Ladies 283m)
The shortest par 4 hole, slightly curved to the left. A chance here for the long hitter, but bunkers on all sides make for tight pin placements

Hole 11 - Par 3
(Men 173m Ladies 133m)
Tree-lined on the left from tee to short of the green, with fall-away behind. Bunker set into the right hand corner. Westerly winds can affect this tee shot

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Hole 12 -Par 5
(Men 457m Ladies 399m)
5 The longest hole. Boundary fence runs from tee to green. The drive should be to the left to open up the hole for the second shot. Any second shots hit to the right may kick under the trees. This large green is protected by particularly hungry bunkers.

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Hole 13 - Par 4
(Men 336m Ladies 276m)
The first of what is known as "The Triangle," where an accurate drive pays off. Boundary fence and trees line the right-hand side, tall trees above heavy rough are on the left, into which fairway ridges may deflect the ball

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Hole 14 -Par 4
(Men 308m Ladies 254m)
This hole forms the base of the wooded Triangle. It has a very undulating narrow fairway. The right-hand boundary fence is a danger to the drive. The steeply sloping green is sighted over a dip with out-of-bounds close behind, A bunker is halfway up the green on the left and also on the right

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Hole 15 - Par 4
(Men 376m Ladies 315m)
The driver faces the same problems as before on this south side of the Triangle. The left-hand side of the fairway opens the green for a second across a deep dry donga, which makes distance deceptive, to a long undulating green bunkered on both sides

Hole 16 - Par 4
(Men 339m Ladies 319m)
A widish fairway with trees and rough on both sides. Can play long in a southerly. A drive to the right makes for an easier second across a gully to an elevated steep green, bunkered left and right, with a big drop over the back.

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Hole 17 - Par 4
(Men 379m Ladies 379m)
Left-hand dog-leg with boundary fence down the outer side, drawing close in to the green. To cut the corner courts trouble because of trees and rough. Target green bunkered on both sides.

Hole 18 - Par 4
(Men 358m Ladies 303m)
Plenty of room on the left, but a gully with rough and tall trees down the right, with a boundary fence behind. A safe line for the tee shot can be the flag pole on the Clubhouse. Target green protected by fairway bunker on the left and bunkers either side of the green, with a big drop over the back and left side.

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