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General Information about the Rotorua Golf Club


New Members
New members and visitors are welcome at the Rotorua Golf Club, New Zealand. Rotorua’s only geothermal golf course. New members are invited to participate fully in all club competitions and activities. Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself to the Manager/Office Staff so that they can introduce you to other members.

Each player is required to have their own clubs. Sets are available to hire from our Pro Shop.  Our course is a soft spike course.

Trundlers, Carts and Motorbikes
In the interest of course preservation please use the cart parks and refrain from going between the bunkers and greens.

Practice on Greens
Practice to, or on greens, or from tees is prohibited.

Practice Fairway
Practice is permitted towards the green only while course is in play. At all times please be considerate to players playing third and fourth holes.

Course Etiquette
Please see our blog for more guidelines on golf course etiquette. Keep up with the players in front not in front of the players behind.

Hole in One
All members who are financial will receive a bar tab and a ball mounted trophy.

Competition Conditions (Mens)
Men’s Handicaps – limited to 38 in all competitions. Unofficial scrambles every Wednesday and Sunday during the season.

Members are required to return a card after each round of golf including matchplay rounds. (A round consists of 13 completed holes). The card should have the member’s name printed, club number (368), membership number, handicap index, course handicap, the date, the competition, and be properly scored, signed, handed in or entered, immediately after the completion of the round.

Competition Conditions (Ladies)
Ladies Handicaps – limited to 44 in all club competitions. Unofficial scrambles every Sunday during the season.



Yes No
Shirts with collars or crew neck and sleeves “T” shirts or hooded sweatshirts
Yes No
Trousers of good standard long legged dress jeans or dress shorts Tracksuit pants or beach type shorts
Yes No
Soft spikes or flat shoes, golf socks or walk socks Steel spikes or touch shoes, jandals or moulded rubber souls, bare feet

Footwear used on the golf course must not be worn in the lounge or dining areas. Overall reasonable standard of dress policed by staff and committee members. Final decision made by Manager or Womens/Mens Captains.


Motorised carts are permitted at Rotorua Golf Club fixtures provided that a doctor’s certificate, or a letter from the player’s Club confirming the doctor’s certificate, is held or produced prior to the commencement of play.

For full policy please see Rules & Policy page.


Reciprocal Playing Arrangements:
have been made with:
– Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Nerang Road, Gold Coast, Australia
– Akarana Golf Club, Dominion Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland
– Hastings Golf Club, 1523 Maraekakaho Road, Hastings
– Manor Park Golf Club, Lower Hutt, Wellington
– Nelson Golf Club, Stoke, Nelson
– The Rotorua Golf Club has reciprocal rights in the form of a reduced green fee with Springfield and Lakeview Golf Clubs. This rate should be checked when booking tee times. On the days the club is hosting a Bay of Plenty Event, National Event, or is closed for coring, Springfield and Lakeview Clubs are available at the reduced green fees. Tee bookings should be made on these days with these courses.