2015 NZWO - Final Hole crowd
Dawn on the driving range
The opening hole
Manicured fairways
NZWO 2014
Lydia Ko 2015
Finishing outlook.
18 from the air
The opening 9
Finishing on 18


“One of the best courses I play all year”



- Lydia Ko. - Feb 2015

World Number 1





63 - Steven Bowditch (2005)

63  - Ryan Palmer (2003)




61 - Lydia Ko (2015)




2002 – Holden Clearwater Classic

Winner Peter O'Malley (Aus)


2003 – Clearwater Classic

Winner Ryan Palmer (USA)


2004 – NZ PGA Championship

Winner Gavin Coles (Aus)


2005 – ING NZ PGA Championship

Winner Peter O'Malley (Aus)


2006 – ING NZ PGA Championship

Winner Jim Rutledge (Can)


2007 – HSBC NZ PGA Championship

Winner Nicholas Thompson (USA)


2008 – HSBC NZ PGA Championship

Winner Darren Stiles (USA)


2009 – NZ Women's Open

Winner Gwladys Nocera (France)


2009 – HSBC NZ PGA Championship

Winner Steve Alker (NZ)


2010 – NZ PGA Championship

Winner Mitchell Brown (Aus)


2011– BMW New Zealand Open

Winner Brad Kennedy (Aus)


2012– BMW New Zealand Open

Winner Jake Higginbottom (Aus-Amateur)


2013– ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open

Winner Lydia Ko (NZ-Amateur)


2014 - ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open

Winner Mi Hyang Lee (South Korea)


2015 - ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open

Winner Lydia Ko (NZ)


2016 - ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open

Winner Lydia Ko (NZ)




Lydia Ko, Winner - 2016

Lydia Ko, Winner - 2016

ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open 2016, won by Lydia Ko , world number 1.

Lydia Ko, Winner - 2015

Lydia Ko, Winner - 2015

ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open 2015, won by Lydia Ko , world number 1.

Mi Hyang Lee - Winner 2014

Mi Hyang Lee - Winner 2014

ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open 2014, won by Mi Hyang Lee.

Lydia Ko - Winner 2013

Lydia Ko - Winner 2013

ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open 2013, won by Lydia Ko ( amateur).

Jake Higginbottom - Winner 2012

Jake Higginbottom - Winner 2012

BMW New Zealand Open 2012, won by Jake Higginbottom ( amateur).

Brad Kennedy - 2011

Brad Kennedy - 2011

BMW New Zealand Open 2011, won by Brad Kennedy.

“I'm really looking forward to going back to New Zealand this year.The people there were so friendly and I love the Clearwater Golf course.”


- Charley Hull. - Jan 2015

Ladies European Tour  #1


Clearwater Golf Club has come a long way in a short time and it is hard to imagine that less than two decades ago there were no beautifully manicured greens and fairways, no buildings and no water to be seen.


John Darby set about designing a championship course of which Christchurch and New Zealand could be proud and he enlisted the help of the legendary golfer Sir Bob Charles to turn his vision into reality.


It was always the dream to create a course that would test some of the world’s top players, and in an incredibly short period of time Clearwater has achieved this aim.


Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Lucas Glover, Jason Day and Jimmy Walker are five of the golfers to have played in professional championships here. None were household names at the time as they developed their games on the Nationwide Tour, but we can now say proudly that five future men's international Major champions have enjoyed the challenge posed by Christchurch’s most progressive golf club.


We have also proudly hosted New Zealand's Michael Campbell, US Open Champion 2005, most recently at the 2011 BMW NZ Open.


Clearwater is also extremely proud to have been the home of the ISPS Handa NZ Women’s Open from 2013 until 2016, the latest of many prestigious championships it has hosted since our opening in 2002.

During the 2015 ISPS Handa NZ Women's Open record crowds watched World Number 1 Lydia Ko claim the national title for her second time and many will remember the remarkable record-breaking 61 she recorded in her second round.
What made that day even more special was that Ko’s playing partners produced some pretty special golf too. England’s Charley Hull (Europes number 1 player) carded a 64 and Su-Hyun Oh of Australia, fresh off winning the Australian Ladies Masters the week before, shot 66. The three-ball recorded an incredible 25 under par between them, something we will possibly never see again.
Member or guest, come and make your own history and experience the best that New Zealand golf has to offer.