Golf – Art – Accommodation – Nelson

The Nelson Golf Club Championship Course at Tahunanui Nelson is just a short walk from Ascot Lodge & Gallery, a walk taken regularly by host Stephan who is a member at Nelson Golf Club and is happy to pass on any “local knowledge” to guests which may help them enjoy their round even more.

A true seaside links course, Nelson is exposed to the elements and the afternoon “sea breeze” can make make some holes more interesting and certainly add to their length. The elevated tee high above the 17th par 3 hole can be affected by winds to the degree of making club selection easily range from a 9 iron through to a 5 wood.

And of course the sea side of the course provides a couple of interesting out of bounds, none more so then on the par 3 6th where it is clearly in your eye as you stand on the tee block. The 14th a long par 4 also runs down this side and a slice is definitely not wanted either off the tee or the second shot.