Health & Safety of Players – Hazards & Risks

All persons enter the Akaroa Golf Course and Club Rooms at their own risk.

The Akaroa Golf Club takes its Health & Safety obligations seriously. Due to its unique and stunning natural features, the course has many potential risk hazards to be aware of


  • While enjoying the views, always be mindful of the potential risks – slippery steep slopes, narrow bridges, and wayward flying golf balls.
  • On some fairways players are unsighted from oncoming golf balls, particularly over rises or from behind trees. If you or your partner hit a wayward ball warn unwary players by shouting “FORE” loudly and promptly.
  • Players hit by flying golf balls cause death and serious injuries around the world.
  • The Tees of the 14th & 17th holes are vulnerable to wayward balls from both directions. Please use the screen for protection.
  • The steep slopes on holes 3, 4 and 14 require special care and attention especially when wet.
  • Motorised Golf Carts must remain on the cart paths on holes 3 & 4 at all times. Operating carts on slopes is dangerous, and may cause a cart to slide, spin or roll out of control. Operate carts in a safe responsible manner.
  • Retrieving golf balls from creeks is hazardous and dangerous. Golf balls are cheap compared to falls and injuries.

Throughout the course and clubhouse, please take care and act responsibly – BUT – above all, stay safe, have fun and enjoy the challenge that is the Akaroa Golf Club Course.



The Akaroa Golf Course is closed until further notice. 

For the latest updates on Covid-19’s situation on golf courses please visit NZ Golf/Media

Update: Friday 24 April 2020

“New Zealand Golf has continued to work with government on what a move to Alert Level 3 will mean for golf.

We are pleased to now confirm the limited playing of golf will be possible at Alert Level 3.”  Refer to NZ Golf’s latest information below.

As there are several guidelines to adhere to, Akaroa Golf Club will be formalising our plan to allow golf to be played and will be sending this out Sunday via our normal media channels – members email, website and facebook and we ask for your patience while we get this final process done.  Please be mindful of those that do not have a computer within your playing groups and contact them and let them know the details.


Update: Wednesday 22 April 2020

New Zealand Golf is continuing work with government on what a move to Alert Level 3 will mean for golf. We still do not have absolute clarity on our ability to play golf at Alert Level 3 and the conditions around this.

We had been expecting confirmation on this by the close of business Wednesday 22 April, however we have now been advised the guidance for golf (and other sports) is still being worked on. We are hopeful this advice is not far away but it is possible it may not be received until the end of this week.


Update: Wednesday 25th March

The Akaroa Golf Course is closed until further notice. 

As of Wednesday 25th March, 11.59pm, due to the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 – National Lockdown.

All golf operations must cease including any form of play or course maintenance. We trust all members and visitors will comply with this notice.