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Friday 1st September 2023

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The First Day of Spring..........


Message from TK – Course Superintendent:  

Frosty Mornings:

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(Photos - Frost damage from walking on greens and cart damage when used on frosty fairways) 

Play will be delayed on the golf course due to frost on the grass. The reason the club does not allow members to play on the course is that the turf will be damaged from walking on the frost.

 The ice crystals in the frost can puncture the cell walls on the leaves due to foot pressure. The damage will appear as footprints later in the day and will be present until the turf grass grows out of the damage. The damage may be evident for several months and result in weaker turf in the spring.

 It is difficult to explain to golfers that they should not play on greens that are thawing during a warm and sunny day following a very cold night. Golfers are eager to return to the course but we do ask for your patience. All greens usually do not thaw at the same time and shaded greens are always the last to thaw out, so while part of the course might look ok, the areas that are shaded might still be unplayable. So again, please be patient.

The staff at Karori golf club will try their very best to update the website as soon as they can. If you do show up before 8:30am it will be at your own risk.



Weekly Update from Green Staff:  

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As you can see from the pictures, we have been extremely busy landscaping the gardens in the carpark. I am sure you will all agree that this looks much better and more welcoming for members and visitors alike than the rather large overgrown bushes we had before.

This week we were able to continue putting on soil conditioners to the front 9 as a continuum from last week.  Cutting and rolling the greens continues to be a priority.

With more wind and the course starting to dry out, the rough is now receiving some attention.


Watch Country Calendar – this Sunday at 7pm on TVNZ1:

Our neighbours on Terawhiti Station will be featuring in this Sunday’s episode. The TV guide says: From the Brink – Kiwi are returned to one of the country’s oldest stations, where the owners and managers farm sheep, cattle, goats, and the capital city’s wild wind!.

Should be worth a watch.


The Great New Zealand Tee Off:

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Karori Golf Club has joined 180 golf clubs across New Zealand to help raise funds for three great charities - The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust, Hope Without Fear & Movember.

The club has donated two tee times (to see tee times visit Members, general public and corporates will be able to bid for each of the tee times via the online fundraising platform GalaBid with all money raised going to the three charities. The auction begins on September 1 & runs till 8pm 27th September.

To register your interest or learn more about The Great New Zealand Tee Off visit or follow on instagram @thegreatnzteeoff

Karori Golf Club has donated 2 tee times (13:00 and 13:07 on 24th November 2023)



9-hole Midweek Ladies Report:

A good turnout on a lovely day for our midweek competition, the best 8 of 9 holes.  It’s a good competition for those who lose balls in creeks or the rough, safe in the knowledge that they may be able to take that poor hole off their gross score. The winner was Trish Titcombe followed by second equal Marion Thompson and Susan Wright. The group have certainly welcomed spring’s arrival.


Wednesday Club:

Twenty five golfers set forth in cold and windy conditions aiming to accumulate Stableford points. Terry McAlister was a runaway winner on 40 points and took home another bottle of fine red wine. Christopher Pearce was second on 36 points, beating Mike Cox on countback. Balls were given down to 34 points. Luke was nearest the pin and had to pay the pig. Mike Suggate had the only two of the day.

Three raffles were drawn. In the weekly cash raffle Satish took the $20 first prize, with Fergus taking $10 for second. In the Red & White wine raffle, Bob Cavana won a couple of bottles of wine, and Ian Bates won a sleeve of Titleist TruFeel. In the Fine Red wine raffle, Ciaran took home the Peregrine Saddleback Pinot Noir, and Marcus won a sleeve of Titleist ProV1s.


On the course this week:

Saturday 2nd September:

Shootouts for 18-hole Mens and Ladies

Shootout for 9 Hole Ladies

Sunday 3rd September:

Stroke Play Championships – Round 1 (Club Champs qualifier)

Heineman Cup – Ladies 18H – Round 1

Shootouts for 18-hole Mens and Ladies

Shootout for 9 Hole Ladies

Monday 28th August:

Course open all day.

Tuesday 29th August:

Ladies Day

Wednesday 30th August

Wednesday Club

Thursday 31st August

Course open all day.


Booking a Tee Slot: (Ongoing request)

Thank you to all those that are booking and coming into the clubhouse (when its open) to check in.

Please can I ask that you ALL book a tee slot online or by phoning the Club on (04) 476-7337 or emailing the club on . I appreciate that at times when you look online, there are a lot of free tee slots, so you think there is no need to book. However, the booking system serves as a way of knowing how many people are playing on the course, who is on the course which is important should there be an accident or event and we need to account for everyone.  Thank you for your co-operation.



Monday:         10am-4pm

Tuesday:        8am-4pm  

Wednesday:   8am-4pm

Thursday:       8am-4pm

Friday:            8am-5pm

Saturday:       8am-5pm

Sunday:         8am-5pm

Thanks and have a great week.


Karori Golf Club
(04) 476-7337
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