The Christchurch Golf Club, at Shirley Links, has a heritage that dates back to 1873 making it the second oldest club in New Zealand, and the seventh oldest outside the UK.
Located just 10 minutes from Christchurch city center, the iconic 18 hole links style championship course is challenging and fun to beginners and seasoned golfers alike. With deep bunkers, sloping and undulating fairways, players will have to balance strategy and risk - playing it too safe on this course may not be rewarding.
The Club has hosted New Zealand Open Championships in 1910 (Arthur Duncan, Am), 1921 (E.S Douglas), 1925 (Ewen MacFarlane, Am), 1931(Andrew Shaw), 1935 (Alex Murray), 1950 (Peter Thomson, Aus), 1956 (Harry Berwick, Am, Aus) 1964 (Kel Nagel, Aus) 1968 (Kel Nagel, Aus) 1974 (Bob Gilder, USA) and 1982 (Terry Gale, Aus).
However, its greatest honour was to host the World Amateur Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy in 1990. Recent National Tournaments held on the course include the 1998 Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, 1999 South Island Amateur Championship, 2000 Amateur Golf Championship of New Zealand, 2002 Clare Higson Trophy (age group match between Australia and New Zealand), 2003 Four Nations Cup (teams match between Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand) and the 2005 New Zealand Women’s Amateur Championship.