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.
The Otago Golf Club was established in 1871 and is hailed today as New Zealand’s oldest club, as well as being one of the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere.
In 1893 the first New Zealand Amateur Championship was staged here and Balmacewen has hosted this tournament on ten further occasions. The course also went on to host the New Zealand Open seven times, the first in 1908 and the last being in 1971 (won by the great Peter Thompson). Many other golfing legends have also graced the club's fairways over the years, including Gene Sarazan, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
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