The Course

Although relatively short at 5544 meters, the 18-hole Denfield Course combines astute tree plantings with a preponderance of dog-leg holes to provide a worthy challenge to golfers of all abilities.

The par-71 layout is set on undulating river flats adjoining the Orari river and offers easy walking conditions and wonderful views of the nearby mountains.

White Tees (Men) Length 5544 metres Par 71 NZCR 69.1 Slope rating 113
Yellow Tees (Women) Length 5080 metres Par 72 NZCR 71.7 Slope rating 114

The course record is 64 set by Jason Leary in 1989 and 2002.

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Hole 1 Kingsride Par 4

White 350 m

Yellow 316 m

An encroaching weeping willow on the left of the fairway 125m from the green dominates this hole. A well placed shot to the right will open up the sloping green but a pin placement to the right will invite the ball to drift off the edge of the green.

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Hole 2 The Gap Par 5

White 434 m

Yellow 357 m

The tee shot should favour the right hand side. When reaching the sharp dog-leg to the left some 150m from the green the golfer is presented with a view of the target through a narrow pine tree bound gap. Again an attack on a pin set to the right side of the green risks the ball running into a green-side dip.

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Hole 3 Waihi Par 4

White 322 m

Yellow 299 m

First a gum tree then a row of conifers encroaching onto the right side of the fairway 125m from the green calls for a drive to the left off the tee although long hitters should find no problems here. Bunkers to both the left and right guard the narrow entrance to the green but once past these obstacles the green widens out rising steeply at the back.

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Hole 4 Wadi Par 4

White 306 m

Yellow 306 m

A row of pine trees hard up against the left hand side of the fairway from the tee points the golfer to the far right of the fairway. A right-hander’s draw is the ideal tee shot here. Once past the tree line it is a straight in approach to the narrow green sloping from front to back. A swale running across the front of the green can produce some problems.

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Hole 5 Willows Par 4

White 312 m

Yellow 301 m

Well placed pine plantings turn this hole into a sharp right hand dog-leg. Although there is no requirement for a particularly long drive, out-of-bounds country adjoining the fairway demands some respect. Once down the short leg the green beckons some 150m distant. The sizeable slightly rising green is guarded by a bunker to the right and a mound to the left.

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Hole 6 Lone Pine Par 3

White 173 m

Yellow 142 m

A straight-away hole with trees tight on both sides and a steep ridge on the left side of the green.

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Hole 7 Four Peaks Par 4

White 346 m

Yellow 288 m

A successful assault on this hole requires a well crafted tee shot to clear trees on both right and left and a steep bank right across the slightly dog-legged fairway some 100 meters from the men’s tee. Once on the fairway proper, the steeply sloping green, which is guarded by a bunker front left, beckons.

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Hole 8 Waterloo Par 5

White 484 m

Yellow 398 m

With the Clubhouse in sight this is a straight forward hole with trees tight along the left hand side. The green is deep but a deep hollow along the right hand side awaits any wayward approach shot.

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Hole 9 Shortie Par 3

White 128 m

Yellow 128 m

A narrow two tier green, an Oak tree almost directly in line and a bunker to the right give this hole a good deal of character but the attacking player should receive ample reward.

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Hole 10 Cornerways Par 5

White 471 m

Yellow 426 m

There is a mound down all the right hand side this is a straight-away hole which presents few problems. A bunker runs along the left of the flat green.

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Hole 11 Pylon Par 4

White 335 m

Yellow 325 m

This hole takes its name from a pylon supporting the Roxburgh to Islington electricity supply line situated well to the right of the fairway. A bank extends into the right of the fairway but long hitters will be unaffected. A bunker guards the front right of this sloping green.

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Hole 12 Norwest Par 3

White 147 m

Yellow 147 m

A straight hole which features trees tight on both the left and right close to the tee. Past this obstruction bunkers both left and right form a narrow entrance to this gently sloping green.

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Hole 13 Orient Par 4 / 5

White 364 m

Yellow 364 m

This is one of the feature holes on the course. Trees encroaching onto the left side of the fairway some 170m from the green turn the hole into a gentle left hand dog-leg. From this point the fairway descends gently to a broad sloping green.

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Hole 14 Riverside Par 4

White 326 m

Yellow 320 m

A feature of this hole is a steep ridge running parallel to the left hand side of the fairway. Just short of the green the ridge angles across the fairway terminating in a bunker to the right. This ridge will funnel any ill-directed ball straight into the bunker. The green is bounded on the left by a deep gulley.

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Hole 15 Mt Peel Par 3

White 161 m

Yellow 161 m

A relatively simple hole dominated by an out-of-bounds fence along the right hand side of the fairway, Nearing the green this fence tightens the approach, an effect heightened by the presence of a bunker to the left of the green. The left green-side ground drops away steeply into a hollow.

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Hole 16 Sahara Par 5

White 440 m

Yellow 397 m

This is an uncomplicated hole but does feature a deep swale running diagonally across the fairway from the 135m peg. Landing in this, or on its sloping side, can cause problems. Another swale runs across the front of the narrow deep putting surface and dips sharply as it continues along the right side of the green.

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Hole 17 Brevity Par 3

White 138 m

Yellow 130 m

As its name suggests this is a short hole but to reach the wide flat green a narrow gap between trees on both sides of the fairway must be negotiated.

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Hole 18 Homeward Par 4

White 307 m

Yellow 275 m

Trees are the feature of the closing hole. They form a gap close to the tees and a large Acacia encroaching onto the left side of the fairway some 70 metres from the green can cause problems. A tee shot favouring the right is the shot to be played here. The flat green has a bunker to the front right and a mound to the left.

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