The Manawatu Golf Club welcomes new members and offers a variety of Membership and payment options to suit your requirements.

Our golf membership packages are ideal for players who wish to visit the club regularly. We offer multiple benefits to those who become part of our golf club: Take part in golfing competitions, receive special discounts and get access to exclusive members-only privileges.

Our highly personalised membership categories are tailored to match the needs of golfers of all abilities. Applying for membership at our golf club is easy. Simply complete the membership form and return it to the club office. Join our community of like-minded members and enjoy our facilities to the fullest.

Advantages of becoming a Member

Manawatu Golf Club members
  • You will join over 1000 like-minded members at NZ's 13th ranked golf course (2015). 
  • Playing rights on days as defined by your membership category.
  • Access to the members section of our website which provides online tee booking facilities, up to date club news and results.
  • Each member is able to maintain an official golf handicap  (a levy to NZ Golf is incorporated into your membership cost for administration of this service).
  • The ability to participate in club days (depending on your membership category).  We offer a variety of competitions throughout the year which ensures that there are always other people to play with.
  • Cheaper (affiliated) green fee rates all over the country.
  • MAP insurance cover for damage to your golf equipment.
  • Cafe and bar discount.
  • Joining a club with a vibrant social scene where friends and family are welcome to join you - regular organised events include trivia nights, wine and beer matching dinners, twilight golf, themed dinners and the bi-annual Club Ball.  A range of other social events and outings are arranged throughout the year by the social committee and our various golf divisions.  
  • The opportunity to make contacts with a variety of club members, great for personal and business networking.
  • The club has reciprocal right agreements with a number of clubs throughout the country and overseas, which allow you to play on these courses without the requirement to pay a green fee.  A list of the Reciprocal Clubs is listed here.     

Perhaps the biggest advantage of all is you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy regular exercise and fresh air while playing golf on a scenic parklike course within the city boundary, where parking is free, and the grass is mown for you every day.


Applying for Membership

To apply to become a member of the Manawatu Golf Club, please complete our membership form and return this to the Club office.

Membership Rates at Manawatu Golf Club
Rates include GST, NZ Golf and District Association Levies

Membership at the Manawatu Golf Club is an annual commitment and you are joining for a minimum 12 month period.   At the end of your first membership year, your membership will automatically roll over unless you resign from the Club in writing.    

We offer payment options to help spread the cost over the year.  Subscription fees are payable in full at the time of joining, or via direct debit arrangement.   Please note direct debit payments attract a per transaction charge (included in the rates shown in the table), and an additional one-off set up fee of $15 which will be added to the first payment.

See below for more information on the playing rights for each category.

2017 Membership Fees

In 2017 the Club has clarified it's membership categories to make it simplier for members to select a category that suits their availability.

18 hole members now have the choice between 7, 6 or 5 day memberships, along with age group categories for those under 30 and a Tertiary option for full time students.

See below for the membership category rules for all categories. 

Category Annual Sub Monthly DD Fortnightly DD
Weekly DD
7 Day Member $1,155.00 $98.75 $46.92 $24.71
6 Day Member $975.00 $83.75 $40.00 $21.25
5 Day Member $770.00 $66.67 $32.12 $17.31
9 Hole $640.00 $55.83 $27.12 $14.81
Senior 9 Hole $460.00 $40.83 $20.19 $11.35
Country $755.00 $65.42 $31.54 $17.02
Under 30 $710.00 $61.67 $29.81 $16.15
Under 25 $485.00 $42.92 $21.15 $11.83
Tertiary $365.00 $32.92 $16.54 $9.52
Full Playing Junior
$330.00 $30.00 $15.19 $8.85
Restricted Junior
$105.00 n/a n/a n/a
Social $75.00 n/a n/a n/a

Membership Category rules

Full Playing Men (changed to 7 Day Member for 2017)
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.

Full Playing Women  (changed to 7 Day Member for 2017)
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.

Mid-Week Men (changed to 6 Day Member for 2017, allowing members to also play on Sundays)
This is an 18 hole membership, Monday to Friday only, subject to course availability and playing rights below.  Casual green fees apply to play on Saturday or Sunday.

9 Hole
This is a 9 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.

Senior 9 Hole
This is a 9 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.   Members must be 70 years or over on the date of joining.

Country
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.   Members must live 50km or more from Palmerston North. 

Non-Competition  (changed to 5 Day Member for 2017)
This is a restricted 18 hole membership, subject to course availability and playing rights below.  Members are unable to play on Club competition days (Tuesday & Saturday for women, Wednesday and Saturday for men).   

Under 30
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.   Members must be 29 years or under on the date of joining.

Under 25
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.   Members must be 24 years or under on the date of joining.

Tertiary Student
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.   Members must be in full time study (3 papers or more) on the date of joining, and provide proof of enrollment.

Full Playing Junior
This is an 18 hole membership, 7 days a week, subject to course availability and playing rights below.   Members must be 18 years or under on the date of joining.

Restricted Junior
This is a restricted 18 hole membership, subject to course availability and playing rights below.  Members are unable to play on Club competition days and must be 18 years or under on the date of joining.   

Social
This is a non-playing membership.   Members are welcome to use the Clubrooms and the practice facilities 7 days a week and receive all Club communication.  Casual green fees apply.



Starting Times

Monday Open to all players
Tuesday 8.30am - 9.33am : 1st and 10th tees reserved for Women's Club competition
Wednesday 8.30am – 9.00am : 1st and 10th tees reserved for 9 holers Club competition
Wednesday 11.00am – 3.00pm : 1st and 10th tees reserved for Men's Club competition
Thursday Open to all players except at times reserved for women's am play, and business house as per the programme
Friday Open to all players
Friday (Summer) 3.30pm - 5.30pm : 1st and 10th tees reserved for Twilight Golf
Saturday (Club Day) 7.30am – 8.30am : 1st and 10th tees reserved for Men's Club competition
Saturday (Club Day) 8.30am – 8.47am : 1st and 10th tees reserved for Women's Club competition
Saturday (Club Day) 8.54am – 9.08am : 1st and 10th tees reserved for 9 holers
Saturday (Club Day) 11.00am – 1.00pm : 1st and 10th tees reserved for Men's Club competition
Saturday (Club Day) After 3.30pm - Restricted members, visitors and casual players are only permitted to tee off when tees are clear with permission from the Proshop
Sunday Open to all players
Public Holidays Open to all players

Playing Rights

Starting Tees First & tenth tees only as permitted by the starter
Summer Season Between Closing and Opening days the first tee is the only official starting tee
New members New members are encouraged to participate in club competitions
Junior members Restricted Juniors are not permitted to play on main club days (Saturdays and Wednesdays)