Nelson Tasman is the place for you.

We have some of the best year-round weather in the country where, like Goldilocks, it is neither too hot nor too cold, meaning that you can confidently plan your trip at any time.

Better still, our courses mirror the stunning natural landscapes the Nelson Tasman region is renowned for, a favourite for Kiwis and visitors alike.

We have links courses with sweeping sea and estuary views, hilltop stunners, parkland and valley charmers and quiet rural gems. Many are less than an hour’s drive of each other and are situated close to vineyards, craft breweries, beaches, cafes and restaurants, art galleries, biking and walking trails and other attractions for you to enjoy after your round.

Unlike other regions, our golf courses are affordable for everyone, with green fees typically ranging from $20 to $50. You can be sure of a friendly welcome and for most of the year bookings are not essential.

We are highly connected to other parts of the country, with Nelson Tasman having one of the busiest and best-linked airports, making it quick and easy to get here. Alternatively, the highways into the region are a scenic pleasure for those with more time.

Grab your clubs and check out these courses

Nelson Golf Club

Nelson Golf Club

Situated next to Nelson Airport with impressive sea and mountain views, Nelson Golf Club is one of few true links courses in NZ and is rated in the Top 40 by NZ Golf Digest.

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Greenacres Golf Club

Greenacres Golf Club

This tranquil 18-hole sand-based course on Best Island is another Top 40 course. With undulating and testing fairways and greens, this course is part-links, part parkland.

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Motueka Golf Club

Motueka Golf Club

Desribed as a hidden gem by Sir Bob Charles, this superbly maintained 18-hole course on the Motueka foreshore demands accuracy with tight tree-lined fairways and greens.

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Waahi Taakaro Golf Club

Waahi Taakaro Golf Club

Located in the peaceful Maitai Valley, this 9-hole picturesque parkland course provides a surprisingly stern test, with golfers having to negotiate rivers and hills.

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Totaradale Golf Club

Totaradale Golf Club

This pleasant 9-hole course situated a few minutes from Wakefield meanders around gentle hills populated with impressive trees and offers lovely views looking down Pigeon Valley.

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Tasman Golf Club

Tasman Golf Club

Situated near the town of Mapua in the Kina Cliffs and offering absolutely breathtaking views over Tasman Bay, this 9-hole course is no push-over with its sharply sloping fairways and small greens.

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Golden Downs Golf Club

Golden Downs Golf Club

This charming 9-hole country course situated approximately 45 minutes from Nelson and Motueka boasts one of the longest par 5s in New Zealand at 660m and some of the cheapest green fees you will find.

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Takaka Golf Club

Takaka Golf Club

Sculpted from coastal dunes, this 9-hole course features panoramic views over gorgeous Golden Bay and the surrounding mountains, undulating fairways and tricky greens.

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Onekaka Links Golf Club

Onekaka Links Golf Club

This is a private coastal course 15 minutes from Takaka with spectacular views and an extremely challenging and quirky layout. Visitors must bid by tender to play and access is strictly limited.

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Murchison Golf Club

Murchison Golf Club

A relaxed and rustic 9-hole course nestled next to the Buller River on the outskirts of Murchison and a good place to take a break from your journey.

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Nelson Tasman offers a surprisingly diverse range of accommodation. From exclusive luxury lodges, international award-winning hotels, high-quality motels and serviced apartments through to camping grounds, holiday homes, farm-stays and backpacker lodges, we have an option to suit your ideal golfing getaway.

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