Hamilton Golf Club - St Andrews

The Hamilton Golf Club is based at St Andrews – an inner-city course steeped in history, beautifully maintained, every hole offering risk and reward. It is a buoyant, friendly club which welcomes all categories of membership and visitors.

The club started in 1903 in central Hamilton and moved a couple of times before the vision and generosity of Harry Gillies saw it established on the St Andrews site in 1913.

St Andrews started life as an undulating links course, complete with more than 60 bunkers. Later trees were planted and some of the rough tamed. In recent years the course has been tweaked to improve playability and maintenance demands. Some of the famously feared bunkers have been reshaped or replaced with mown swales, some trees removed and a few tees stretched back as part of the Greg Turner Design redevelopment completed over three years in 2023. Pictured below, bunkering by the 9th green, and further down, on the 1st hole are examples of the new style now featured across the entire course.

The club has more than 1,000 members, and offers membership categories to suit all levels. The club has a regular playing programme for competitive golf, as well as more social options, and caters for all ages and levels. It is a great place to meet people and enjoy the views from the established clubhouse, café and bar.

The Lodge Friday Open is held on the last Friday of every month and is an excellent format for visitors planning a visit.

Added to the event calendar in 2024, the Black Tee Open Tournament sponsored by New World Rototuna, runs each month from February. Monthly winners qualify for a Hole In One shootout to win a new Mercedes from Ingham Prestige.

Whether a member or visitor, we hope you enjoy all that Hamilton Golf Club - St Andrews  offers.

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Hamilton Golf Club has proudly hosted numerous top amateur & professional events, including open championships prior to 1980, Men's & Women's National Amateur events, the 32nd Queen Sirikit Cup in 2010, NZ Men's Senior Championship 2020, Men's Freyberg Masters 2020, NZ Amatuer Championship 2023, and the NZ Mid-Amateur Championship 2024.
Our stable of Champions past and present include;
Tim Woon – World class amateur in the 1950s
Brian Boys – Touring professional for 5 years & a highly regarded coach
Stuart Reese – Touring professional
Colin Taylor – 21 appearances in the Waikato Inter-Provincial side & made 2 National Eisenhower teams.
Jan Arnold – National Strokeplay & Matchplay Champion & Touring Professional
Sheree Smail (Higgens) – National Representative & Touring Professional 1990 – 1996
Steve Alker – Current Touring professional
David Smail – Current Touring Professional 
Mathew Perry - Current Touring Professional
Mark Purser - Current Touring Professional
Denzel Ieremia - Current Touring Professional 

"Thank you so much for organising our event, it ran so smoothly that we could concentrate on our clients and know that everything else was sorted"
Lee Winter
Craigs Investment Partners
"Once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Hamilton Golf Club for the wonderful day experienced by our Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty members at the REINZ Golf Tournament held on Monday 16 October. I would also wish to compliment Michele and her staff at MatteBlack. Our team was incredibly impressed with the changes that Michele has brought about and the catering was fantastic."
Louise Gordon
Events Manager REINZ

What would a staff golf day look like for your business?
We understand the need for businesses to create team spirit, and offer a unique environment built around the sport of golf for all skill levels including first timers. It can be a struggle to put together that all important day out where their staff can have both fun and at the same time learn new strategies with their peers.
HGC can cater for any sized group, 10, 20 or even 50 employees and your day would include:
morning tea on arrival, break out rooms or use of the members lounge for company training, lunch and then outside for golf tuition from qualified PGA staff where your team building rises to the next level.
Secure your Staff Golf Day by emailing or contacting the HGC on 07 849 2069.
Why should I join the Hamilton Golf Club?
This question many prospective members ask themselves prior to making that commitment of time and money. We at the Hamilton Golf Club pride ourselves in offering the best facilities, the best prepared golf course and the ability to access quality golfing related experiences that make your investment worthwhile. Did you know that being a full playing member you have access to free golf at some of the best courses in New Zealand and overseas? Did you know that being a full playing member you will receive 1 free golf lesson and half priced range balls via our partnership with Pro Drive? These benefits come at no extra cost to you, join now and reap the rewards and be part of the Hamilton Golf Club family, you will not be disappointed.