Welcome to Ellesmere Golf Club

The Ellesmere Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 golf course, 3 kilometres south of Leeston township in Central Canterbury (45km south of Christchurch).

The course provides a challenge to all golfers, requiring accuracy from the tees to negotiate the sometimes narrow tree lined fairways and strategically positioned bunkers and vegetation.

The course has an extensive irrigation system which allows the fairways and greens to be well maintained for excellent golf all year round. The club welcomes all affiliated club members and green fee paying golfers.

Ellesmere Golf Club has a genuine country reputation for its friendliness and welcoming nature and warmly invites any prospective golfer to join. The club has members currently living in Christchurch who are more than happy to travel to Ellesmere to play.

When asked why do that rather than join a town club, the answer does vary slightly but among the main reasons are:

  • The members are happy to play golf with both experienced and learner golfers.

  • The course is always maintained with excellent greens and well cared for fairways. Even the rough is not a major obstacle for some!

  • There is no prior booking required to be able to play on the course. Just turn up and play.

  • The course is well laid out with some interesting holes that will test both experienced and learner players.

This picturesque 18 hole, 5953m course is situated on flat land and is suitable for players of all fitness levels. Despite its challenges, smart course management & straight hitting provides the potential for low scores.