The Cromwell Golf Club was established in 1903 and is located in Neplusultra Street, Cromwell. The 18-hole tournament course is widely considered to be one of the best and most challenging rural courses in the South Island.
Situated alongside Lake Dunstan, the Cromwell course is a layout that will challenge the championship player, while providing plenty of enjoyment for the longer handicapper or social golfer
- 5249m from the women's tee (Yellow)
- 5885m from the club tees (White)
- 6208m from the championship tees (Blue)
Firm and gently undulating fairways are set amongst sand dunes and plantings of marram grass. The course is fully irrigated to maintain perfect playing conditions year round.
Although the Cromwell course is situated further from the sea than any other in New Zealand, it is built on genuine "links" style terrain and the native brown top and marram grasses enhance the traditional links atmosphere.
Cromwell's low rainfall and sand-based fairways combine to guarantee year-round dry underfoot conditions and firm turf, inviting crisply struck irons to firm, yet holding greens.
The course has recently undergone a major one million dollar rearrangement to enable it to be ‘up with the play’ with adjoining courses at Jack’s Point, Millbrook and Arrowtown. The strategic design calls on the golfer to use every club in the bag and rewards the well-placed shot by providing birdie opportunities.
The Club welcomes visitors, is open to casual Green fee players daily, and group fees by arrangement. There are electric carts, graphite or steel shaft clubs (including left-handed), and trundlers available for hire. The Golf Shop and Clubhouse facilities provided for every golfer’s needs.
The Cromwell Golf Club has hosted a number of national events, including the South Island Amateur Championships, New Zealand Seniors Championships and the Freyberg Masters (Inter-provincial teams - over 40 years)