golfer teeing off at Rotorua Golf Club in Rotorua

Rotorua has a superb selection of golf courses catering to all skill levels, including world-class courses such as Hamurana, Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club, Government Gardens and Springfield.

Springfield Golf Club is Rotorua's only championship course and is known for being Danny Lee's home club, having extremely tight fairways and a vast amount of trees.

Play alongside natural hazards such as bubbling mud pools and steaming craters at the Rotorua Golf Club. Established in 1906, it's the longest-running club in town and has an 18-hole links course situated in picturesque Whakarewarewa, as well as a nine-hole geothermal course.

Hamurana is a nine-hole course, while the Lakeview Golf Club has a driving range and an 18-hole, par-72 course offering plenty of challenges.

Government Gardens Golf is at the Lake Rotorua end of Government Gardens. There is an excellent driving range, a nine-hole course and mini golf.

All these courses have golf carts, shops and club houses.

Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf club

Situated in picturesque Whakarewarewa, Arikikapakapa is a full 18 hole all-weather links-style golf course with easy walking and an excellent golfing layout.

Lake View Golf & Country Club

Just ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Downtown Rotorua, the Lake View course offers players the opportunity to test their golfing skills while enjoying panoramic views of Lake Rotorua.

Hamurana Golf Club

A beautiful and challenging 9 hole course, Hamurana Golf Club is one of the key attractions at the Hamurana Springs Recreation Reserve complex.

Springfield Golf Club

The course where former world amateur number one Danny Lee developed the game which now has him playing on the US PGA Tour alongside golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Set in park-like surroundings, there are many tree-lined fairways with strategically placed greens that offer golfers of all abilities the opportunity to roll in their personal best score.

Government Gardens/Motutara Golf Course

Motutara Golf Course is a full length 9 hole public course with four par 3s, four par 4s and one par 5 providing stunning views of Lake Rotorua. Government Gardens Golf is surrounded by Rotorua's unique sulphur flats, steaming mineral pools and abounding birdlife.