Otago Golf Club

​The Otago Golf Club is the oldest club in the southern hemisphere, founded in 1871. A Par 71, 5972 metre course set beside undulating native bush with iconic city and harbour views.

A golfing experience not to be missed

The historic Balmacewen Course is widely recognised as one of New Zealand’s finest golf courses. The number 11 signature hole, The Glen, was selected by Gene Sarazen, as one of his best 18 holes in the world. In 1966 Arnold Palmer drove the green, a 370 metres distance, then two-putted to halve with Bob Charles. Gary Player has a Balmacewen hole in one at 283 metre Ridge hole. Bobby Locke won the New Zealand Open here 1938 and Peter Thomson won in 1953 and 1971.

Enjoy the large, comfortable clubhouse with panoramic views, a quality bar and cafeteria/restaurant facilities and view our historic memorabilia.

There are only a number of clubs in the World with the heritage and history. Every golfer should experience the Balmacewen course, tradition and history and then brag that they played the oldest course in this half of the World.

    • 18 Holes
    • Par 72​
    • Four sets of tees


    • Oldest club in Southern Hemisphere
    • Native NZ flora and fauna


    • Clubhouse with locker room
    • Club, cart and trundler rental
    • Food & beverage on site
    • Driving range with balls available
    • PGA Professional onsite
    • Retail available



    • Daylight hours

    Pro Shop

    • Weekdays: 8.30am - 5pm
    • Weekend: 7.30am - 6pm


Rich in History

​​A championship-class golf course in a beautiful setting, bordered on one side by native bush and on the other by Dunedin’s tranquil suburbs, the Otago Golf Club also has expansive views of the City of Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula and the hills of Mt Cargill and Flagstaff.

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