Our Club
For the past 50 years the local residents and visitors have enjoyed playing golf at Whangamata. The Williamson Course held the inaugural opening day on 22 December 1968. This followed a meeting of the Whangamata Progressive Association on 27 October 1968 at which it was decided that a golf club should be established to lease and manage the reserve area known as the Whangamata Golf Course. The meeting to confirm this happened a month prior to the inaugural opening.
 
The popularity of the nine-hole course along with the increasing numbers of holiday makers and residents prompted the move for expansion and in 1973 and the proposal to purchase Titoki Course property. The decision to purchase the land was made at a meeting on 22 April 1973. It was 10 October 1982 when the inaugural event was played on the 18-hole course.
 
For the full history of the club can be found in a wonderful publication produced for the 25th anniversary – The History of 25 Years of Golf in Whangamata.
 
Today the club continues to operate the two courses and the golf shop located at the Titoki Course. Golf sections cover mixed, men’s and women’s golf over both 9 and 18-holes at both courses. A strong Veterans section is very active at the Whangamata Golf Club.
 
The clubhouse at Titoki has become a favourite for weddings and functions while the smaller Williamson Clubhouse is used for golf and community activities such as bridge. Whangamata has a strong golf and community focus with a business strategy based on long-term sustainability for golf and the club Whangamata.
 
The Whangamata Golf Club has a governance board chaired by the club President, golf is controlled by the Club Captain while a mix of permanent and casual staff are managed by the General Manager and Course Manager.
 
The club’s financial year is from 1 July until 30 June, the membership year being 1 October until 30 September.