Ruapehu Golf Club

Tour the Course

Tour the Course

Get an insight at what is ahead of you on our course.
Come and join us as we take you on a hole by hole by hole tour of our relaxing picturesque alpine course.

1st hole – Par 4
Get your round underway with a straight drive down the middle of the fairway towards the mountain to give yourself a straight forward 2nd shot on to the green.

Out of bounds left and trees right of the fairway which can block your 2nd to the green.

2nd hole – Par 5
Running along the north edge of the course, even long hitters need a big straight drive and a long 2nd to give a chance of landing the large flat green for your 3rd. Trees guard both sides of the fairway all the way to the green.
You will be distracted by the great views of the mountain and countryside left when walking down the fairway.

3rd hole – Par 3
For this short par 3 you need to land the green to be safe – as there are sand bunkers left of green mounds and rough on the right.
As you target the green note the Macrocarpas on the right can ‘swallow’ golf balls.
There is also a stream running left of the hole.

4th hole – Par 4

The 4th runs along the tree lined east parameter of the course.
A straight drive down the left side of the fairway gives you a short iron into the green.
Take enough iron to land the green or you could find yourself in the gully in front of the green.
As you target the green, note another lurking Douglas Fir on the left can impede your 2nd shot.

5th hole – Par 4

Trees and more more Lawson trees greet you on the elevated 5th tee.
Be warned, don’t bite off more than you should on this dogleg left hole.
Land the middle of the fairway and give yourself an easy iron into the slightly elevated green.
Thick trees and out of bounds loom left all the way to the green.
Plus more trees if you go too far right.
Also more trees and trouble awaits if you over hit the green. –

6th hole – Par 4 

The 6th is a long dogleg left par 4 for men and a par 5 for women.
The Lawsons are gone, but unfortunately are replaced by beech trees left of the fairway.
Aim to hit to – or through the bend right of the beech so you can have a shot at the large elevated green with the your 2nd.
Stay left of the Douglas Fir – it is all rough on the right.

7th hole – Par 4

The 7th is the easiest par 4 on the course and the mountain views return on your right.
A straight drive down the middle left side of the fairway will reward you with an easy iron shot into the saucer green and a birdie chance .
Big hitters will target the green off the tee but trees right and left come into play for missed drives.
Watch out for the the Macrocarpa immediate left off the tee. It has stopped many drives over the years.

8th hole – Par 5

The 8th is the second Par 5 on the front 9 and is another dog leg left around a stand of macrocarpas (what else?).

Target your drive to the golden beech at the corner of the bend.

Draw around the Macrocarpas if you can to give yourself a iron 2nd shot into the narrow sloping green and possible birdie or eagle chance.

Anything left is blocked by the trees.

A challenging chip awaits if you miss either side of the narrow green.

9th hole – Par 3

This short par 3 takes you back to the clubhouse.

Hit a short iron from the elevated tee onto a flat green over front bunkers.

Avoid landing in the mounds surrounding the green as they have spoilt many a par opportunity.

10th hole – Par 4

We start the back 9 with this par 4 heading away from the clubhouse.

A straight hole over a hazard on to an elevated green.

Big hitters leave the driver in the bag as the hazard is within reach just short of the green.

11th hole – Par 4

Another dogleg left ahead on the short par 4th 11th hole.

A ‘graveyard hole’ that has buried many a good round.

A long iron or hybrid to the centre of the bend then a short iron into an upward sloping green.

Watch out for the new bunker on the left. Left, right or long off the tee is likely to result in a blocked shot to the green.

For a change, a Douglas Fir or two guard the green on the right!

12th hole – Par 4

The 12th is the Men’s No 1 stroke hole.

A long par 4 with a slight dogleg left off the tee.

A good drive to a wide fairway will still need a long iron or hybrid into the big green.

Long hitters take aim left of the fairway to cut over the dogleg to get a mid iron on to the green.

The mountain views return as you wander down the fairway.

13th hole – Par 4

The left doglegs continue on the short par 4 13th.

A 3 wood or hybrid down the right side of the fairway gives you a short iron look into the green.

Anything left will mean navigating the very large tree stand and hazard below to find the green.

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14th hole – Par3

The longest of our par 3s facing the beautiful Mt Ruapehu.

You Tee off on a raised tee box to a green protected on the right side by a big old tree and two tiered green – so to walk off with par on this hole is a great score.

15th hole – Par 4

The 15th is a straight drive from under the gums towards the mountain – to an elevated green.

Make sure of your second shot club selection as the false front to the green can lead to a short 2nd.
Right off the tee will find more trees and a blocked second shot.

16th hole – Par 5

The 16th is the 2nd longest hole on the course.

A good drive will get you over the rise but there is still along way to the longest green the course.

The bank left of the green helps to keep the ball on the green.

17th hole – Par 3

The picturesque short par 3 tees off from an elevated tee into a sunken green with a bunker on the right.
Get your distance right to land the green otherwise the rough on the left or long awaits the miscued tee shot.

Take a minute to check out the views of the countryside as you wait for your tee shot but try not to put your tee shot there.

18th hole – Par 5

Dogleg left Par 5 to finish.
A great finishing hole and birdie opportunity.

Long hitters can land the green in 2 if your drive reaches the rise at the dogleg.

There is water left to collect the snap hook and a push right will result in a blocked shot for you 2nd.

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