Hokitika Golf Club has an 18 hole true links course that lies in the sand dunes just south of Hokitika (on the road to The Glaciers, Haast and points south.) Most of the holes run parallel with the beach with the exception of two par threes which play away from the beach.

The course has 3 par fives and 4 par threes for a par of 71 which is for the most part free of trees but has well tended bunkers on most holes for the slightly wayward.

 

A par 72 Hokitika can present itself in a variety of moods, from benign and friendly on fine, windless days to harsh and unforgiving when the wind blows up or down The Coast.

 While the greens putt very well visitors will find reading some of the breaks a real challenge with a number of the greens having quite severe right-to-left slopes.

 Below a player chips to the 14th green. This is a very large green that shares as the practice putting green but has the added hazard of a bunker in it. Good idea NOT to play to the right on your approach!!

One true reward of playing Hokitika is the view of the majestic Southern Alps, in particular Aorangi, Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, clearly seen down several fairways on any of the beautifully fine days The Coast is famous for.

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