Welcome to Awapuni Links and the Poverty Bay Golf Club

The Poverty Bay Golf Club was instituted in April of 1893 and was the 5th golf club to be established in New Zealand and the second in the North Island. This 122-year-old links course is one of New Zealand's golfing treasures. Nationally ranked, the Poverty Bay Golf Club is often host to championship events. The narrow, undulating fairways and large, well bunkered greens are praised by the country's top golfers.

Club House Facilities

The Poverty Bay Golf Club has a comfortable club house with bar facilities operating on club days or by arrangement. Club days are Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, when the bar is open from 2.30 pm. Sundays the bar opens at 10.30 am. During the summer months the bar is open from 5 pm for Twilight. Men’s and women’s changing rooms are open every day.

Pro Shop – One Stop Golf

Poverty Bay Golf Club has a comprehensively stocked Pro Shop. Carts and Clubs are available for hire. NZPGA golf professional Dave Keown is available on course for coaching.

How to Get Here

Located at the south-eastern edge of the city, via Awapuni Road (SH35) south. 3km from Gisborne city centre.

Book a tee time

Link to book a tee time via NZ Golf

Clubroom hire

The Poverty Bay Golf Club facilities are available for hire for social events.
Click here to see the clubrooms set up for functions.


Green Fees

Visitors welcome anytime.

Ring Pro Shop for booking – 06 867 4402

Affiliated to NZGA: 18h = $40 / 9h = $26

Affiliated Gisborne Clubs: 18h = $30 / 9h = $20

Non-affiliated golfers: 18h = $45 / 9h = $30

Concession Tickets x 10 rounds = $300

Course Statistics

BlueTees: Par 72 – 6029m

White Tees: Par 72 – 5819m

Yellow Tees: Par – 74 5309m

NZSCR: 71.3 | Slope 126



The Poverty Bay Golf Club has a proposal to rebrand the Golf Course with its original historic name – Awapuni Links. The Poverty Bay Golf Club will retain its incorporated name and 125 year old traditions. The course will be referred to as Awapuni Links.

Link to proposal on Awapuni Links

Awapuni Links Proposal