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. This major redevelpment project, in association with the Greg Turner Design, was completed in 2023. Pictured below, bunkering on the 9th green, and further down, the 1st hole, are examples of the new style now featured across the entire course.

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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.

A new monthly event began in 2024 - the Black Tee Monthly Open - culminating in November with a chance to win a new Mercedes from Ingham Prestige in a hole in one shootout on the par 3 18th hole.

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

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 Queens Sirikit Cup in 2010, the NZ Men's Senior Championship 2020, The Freyberg Masters 2020, the 2023 NZ Amateur Championship, and 2024 NZ Mid-Amateur Championship.


Our stable of Champions past and present include;

Steve Alker – Current Touring professional on the PGA Champions Tour, winner of the senior PGA Championship, 2022

David Smail – Current Touring Professional 

Denzel Ieremia - Current Touring Professional 


Tim Woon – World class amateur in the 1950s

Brian Boys – Touring professional for 5 years & a highly regarded coach

Stuart Reese – Touring professional

Mathew Perry - Touring Professional

Mark Purser - Touring Professional

Colin Taylor – 21 appearances in the Waikato Inter-Provincial side & made 2 National Eisenhower teams. Winner of the NZ Amateur played at Titirangi in 1983. 

James Gill - 2020 Hong Kong Amateur Champion, 2 time Eisenhower representative. Winner of the NZ Amateur (Strokeplay), Turkish Amateur, and Italian Amateur. The only New Zealander to win an academic and golf scholarship to St Andrews University.

Jan Arnold – National Strokeplay & Matchplay Champion & Touring Professional

Sheree Smail (Higgens) – National Representative & Touring Professional 1990 – 1996


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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.