18 Hole Golf Course
Our golf course is located in the Greendale. You can play the course seven days a week.
Located just a short drive south west of Christchurch. greendale is a great example of a country course that ticks all the boxes .easily accessible from both the main south road or state highway 73 it presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities, whether you’re new to golf wanting a bit of space to work on your game or a low handicapper wanting a challenge Greendale is for you.
A Hole by Hole Summary:
Holes 1 and 2 set up for a good start to your round with little trouble on the first and the second a short par 5.
The 3rd is a challenging par 3 off the whites but just a short wedge off the yellows.
The 4th a risk and reward par 4 with a lateral water hazard on the right (though usually dry) where you can choose to carve off as much of the hazard as you fancy from the tee or play safe and follow the dog leg right fairway all the way to the green .the 5th another par 5 also features the same hazard on the right but it takes a fairly wayward shot to get in it. The green can be tricky and your approach in is better straight and short rather than pin high wide left or right.
The 6th and 7th both have obstacles on the right where the Selwyn river runs (check out the pristine water from the 7th if it flowing in winter) but are shortish par 4s so being a bit conservative off the tee won’t leave you a tough approach in .
The 8th is our longest par 5 with obstacles all down the right and a green that can test your putting depending on where the flag has been placed.
The 9th is a pleasant par 3 from an elevated tee .best to play slightly right where a favorable bounce could see you end up on the green than to miss left where a bunker awaits you or a tough up and down if you fly past it.
The 2nd nine is somewhat shorter and with only one hole with ob. the perfect 9 for beginners or too make up some stableford’s if you left a few behind on the first 9.
The 10th is a short par 4 with an elevated green requiring a precise shot in .the 11th can be tight drive off the whites but if you hit a draw you can let rip. The green has 2 small bunkers either side and usually a bit of borrow to deal with.
The 12th runs adjacent to the first and is very similar. The 13th a straight forward par 3 and the 14th a nice par 5 well suited to a draw or a long straight drive over the corner of the hedge on your left, this achieved and the green is reachable in 2. There’s a small pot front left of the green which depending on your lie could make chipping it close a bit tricky, the par four 15th is stroke hole one off the whites and a short par 5 off the yellows it appears fairly straight forward but the green can present some problems if your approach leaves you a bit of work to do.
The 16th a testing par 4 with a hollow running across the middle of the fairway about 110 mt out from the green and from there on in along the right side. The green while small has.thanks to the Sept 2010 earthquake some Subtle undulations .
The 17th is a good par three on an elevated green with ob along the left and a bunker right side of the green.
The par four 18th is a good finishing hole you can play it safe off the tee with a long iron .hybrid or three wood or get the driver and have a go. The green is drivable for a big hitter with a power fade. But over cook the fade to the right and you’ll be amongst the pines and probably have no shot at the green. If you hit it long with out a fade there are some big trees on the left which could also make your shot in less than ideal. The green has a wee bunker on the left and a big drop well to its right. The green itself is fairly straight forward so give that final putt a good roll and it could well drop in.
The 19th (clubhouse ) is open on Saturdays. Tuesdays, tournament days and by prior arrangements and a great place to relax and re live your round.
So if you looking for a club to join or a casual green fee round you’ll have to go a long way to find something better than Greendale.
Give Greendale a go.