Queenstown Golf Club


Not a lot has changed in the last month – we are waiting for the last of the autumn golfers to visit and enjoy our magnificent course and then to see how much is in the kitty for the winter. We also need to finalise decisions on how much capital expenditure we can undertake. However, the Board’s first priority is to proceed with the repayment of the first instalment of debentures. At the end of June it will be four years since they were issued and if we are to clear some space on the balance sheet, we need to go ahead with the first repayment. Of course, some investors may feel inclined, after much thought, to consider an option other than to receive repayment of their first instalment. We will be writing to debenture holders in due course setting out options in this regard.

How we compare

Many of our members have a healthy, proprietorial sort of interest in our course, so when playing elsewhere, they observe and make comparisons with our own. I have seen maybe half a dozen courses and clubhouses in quite different parts of the country this summer and none was better than ours. I am prejudiced of course so whenever I get a chance I ask a visitor to our course. Without exception, they applaud the layout, the level of care, the greens and the pleasant, helpful service. Well done everyone.

February’s results

February was a quieter month financially. The effect of much reduced visitor numbers is best reflected in Green Fee revenue; this February it was $32k, last February it was $104k. On top of that we had to pay QLDC the annual rental fee of $23k which had been deferred for six months.

March has been better but after that we expect to see the usual tailing off of revenue.

Even so, our cash position is still satisfactory. If we can hold that position until 30 June, the end of the financial year, it sets us up for doing some, if not all, of the postponed projects. By spring we hope to see a modest return of vaccinated travellers.

Financial results for February 2021 and the 8 months of the financial year


February 2021

8 months to 28th February 2021



Last year



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Cash Expense







Surplus before depreciation







Good golfing.

Athol Stephens - Chairperson

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What a great month for golfing it has been and taking advantage of the great conditions have been all those competing in the Club Champs. Our finals day was a stunning autumn day matched perfectly with top quality golf on show in all divisions to decide our Champions.

LiYing Moroney is our Club Champion for 2021. After a hard fought round with Annie Han, the match was decided on the 35th hole.

Our Bronze 1 Champion is Jan Taylor who defeated Deb Clearwater.

Our Bronze ll Champion is Kay Shaw who defeated Jo Denton.

Our Silver Plate winner is Suzanne Vidak who defeated Lynda Hensman and our

Best Nett winner over the whole field is Tyree Birch

Congratulations to you all.

The Nancy McCormack Foursomes were played on Tuesday with a fantastic field of 24 for the 36 holes event. Go Girls - what a turnout!! - And what laughter could be heard all over the course as we were all putting our partners in some places they had never been before!! The stars of the day were Heather Atkinson and Suzanne Vidak – our Nancy McCormack Cup winners for 2021. Congratulations!!

National Teams Event – Alexandra: Thanks to Kathryn Burns, Sharron Payne, Hanna Kang and Jo Denton who are our representatives at this National District Final competition for 2021. All the best girls!! Wishing you a fun and successful day out on the 19th April.

Farewell: We will be saying farewell to Jan Hewitt after golf on Tuesday 6th April and sending her off with all our best wishes to her new life in Brisbane. If you are not golfing that day you are most welcome to join us in saying goodbye.

Thanks to all the ladies who played in the Arrowtown tournament. As always, the Arrowtown course offers us all plenty of challenge. Congratulations to Jeri and Suzanne who came away with a Prize for 9th place.

And thanks also to the girls who played in Gore on Monday. A fun time, by all accounts, as well as coming home with some prizes.

If you are keen for more golfing tournaments the following are on offer in our area. You can always check the Golf Otago website where you will find all the relevant information on upcoming tournaments.

Omakau 0-24.6 (as at 12 Apr) April 14th(Wed) $25

Omakau 24.7-54 (as at 12 Apr) April 15th (Thurs) $25

Wanaka May 7th (Fri)

Looking forward to April:


(School Holidays - 17Apr- 2May. Easter - 2-6 Apr)




GNZ Medal & Putting




GNZ Medal & Putting


Coronation Medal, Aotearoa Cup, Best Gross Cup


Vets Cup






12 to 16

Mt Michael Classic (5 day tournament)




Autumn Classic (NO club golf)




African Stableford




National Teams Championship District Final - Alexandra



African Stableford




Stableford - 2nd Home Pennants








Stableford - 2nd Home Pennants


Entries taken for Beryl Stephens 4BBB Handicap Matchplay

Happy and successful golfing for April

Janet Latham


Easter greetings to you all. I hope you all enjoy safe and happy celebrations with family and friends.

As Autumn peeps its head around the corner and weather cools we have concluded, for the best part, our club championship programmes and staged various open tournaments.

Congratulations to our new 2021 champions and all club organisers for coordinating successful events.

Our visitors have been very complimentary about our offering and have particularly enjoyed our well presented golf course.

Thank you all for playing your part in improved course care with the repair of divots and pitch marks.

Exciting news is that the clubhouse upstairs toilets are going to be refurbished. This work had been deferred following recent Covid uncertainties so thank you for your patience.

I mention this primarily because our Queenstown Ladies have generously transferred recent tournament and raffle proceeds to the general fund allocated for this work.

My hope is a more stylish and modern outcome will be enabled by this contribution; Thanks to the Ladies from all members.

It has been some time since the new R&A initiatives to encourage speed of play / ready golf were introduced on January 1st, 2020.

Understandably we were all somewhat sidetracked by the pandemic response.

Perhaps now is a good time to revisit those directives and refresh our golfing habits. Captain John and the Players Committee are determined to raise general awareness of timely golfing and request you join us addressing the number one frustration for most club golfers. A collective response and awareness is a wonderful place to start.

Good golfing also to all those involved in those Central Otago pennant and inter club competitions now well underway.

As always please don’t hesitate to add your own voice to the conversation for consideration; Queenstown Golf is determined to represent the best interests of all members.

I would also like to extend our best wishes to greenie George and his wife Jordan for the safe arrival of their baby son expected in April.

My regards to you all,

Rob Taylor - President


We had our Club Championship Finals Day on 20 March although not all finals were completed – results were:

Senior - Tom James is yet to play Jerry Song

   - Intermediate A – Darren Hill defeated Jaydee Oh

   - Intermediate B – Grant Hardy defeated Bill Grant

   - Junior – Paul Beer is yet to play Mike Rivers

A summary of our Pennants & Interclub results to date follows:

   - Senior A – yet to start

   - Senior B – 2 wins, 1 loss

   - Intermediate – 2 wins, 1 loss

   - Junior A – 1 win, 2 losses

   - Junior B – 2 wins

   - Presidents – yet to start

   - Interclub – sitting in 3rd place

The Players Committee has added a “Time Allowed” clause to our Pace of Play Policy – this effectively parallels the R&A’s guideline where the maximum time allocated per player per shot will be 40 seconds. This will come into effect immediately and all players should familiarise themselves with the revised Policy which is attached and will also be available from the Proshop and posted on the Match Room noticeboard.

Pace of Play continues to be a periodic issue and the most regular breach is players searching for a lost ball for in excess of the allowed 3 minutes.

John Leith – Men’s Club Captain

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Our new website is now live. Have a browse and familiarise yourself with the new layout. 
The new site includes a member area where you log in using your membership number and golf.co.nz password. Contained within the members area is access to; news, competition results, events and members directory. 
Prize results for competitions will be either; in the competition results section (after clicking on the competition click prize report in the top of the page to access prize $). If there isn't a prize report the results will be under the News section. 
The 'my profile' section allows you to edit your settings and hide your contact details from other members if you wish. 
We are still developing the Events page, this will have full information for each event we host here at Queenstown Golf Club, including previous winners, event conditions, how to enter etc...

We are hosting the Mt Michael Autumn Classic on the 12th, 13th, 14th & 16th of April. The course will be closed until around 1pm on each of these days. We will have our normal mixed field on Thursday the 15th of April, book a tee time if you wish to play. 
I am in need of a volunteers to help out with a few tasks during the tournament:
 - Registration 8-9:45 each day 
 - Starting (9am - 10am each day) 
 - Entering scores (1:15-3 each day)
 - Course marshalling (between 10 - 1:30 each day)
If you are able to help please reply to this email and let me know what days / tasks you can help with. 

Centennary Ambrose
We will host our Centennary Ambrose on the 9th of May. This is a fun, 3 person ambrose played off the Yellow (Men) and Red (Women) tees. We will have a multi tee start at 11am on this day. You do not need to preregister, you can organise a team or we can sort one for you on the day. Register by 10:30 on Sunday the 9th of May. 

We will continue to book tee times on a Thursday and Sunday for the month of April. From the start of May we will revert to the 11am roll up multi tee start on a Thursday and an 11 am roll up start on a Sunday. 
Queenstown Golf Club
(03) 442 9169
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