About Us
The Russley Golf Club is home to one of New Zealand’s premier golf courses. The par 72 championship golf course is set in beautiful parkland. Between 2012-2014, the back nine underwent a complete redesign by leading architect, Greg Turner. This gave it more open fairways and greater variety, especially around the greens.
The club is open to locals and visitors alike, and offers five sets of tees to challenge players of all ages and abilities. It is very conveniently located close to Christchurch Airport.
Expert tuition is available from our dedicated PGA professionals for both beginners and experienced players. Instruction takes place on our first class facilities in specific areas for each part of the game.
The Russley golf complex includes a high quality practice range, putting and chipping greens, women’s and men’s changing rooms, and a well-stocked golf shop. Rental clubs and golf carts are available for hire and all visitors are very welcome to relax in our well-appointed café and bar.
Course redesign

Newcomers are always welcome. Our long-term members tell us they have chosen Russley because of the warm, welcoming atmosphere, great conversations and opportunity to meet new people.
Russley has hosted prestigious national events, such as the New Zealand Amateur Championships in 2011 and 2017, and the Legends Pro Am tournaments in 2017 and 2018. The course is listed in the 2023/24 Top 50 New Zealand golf courses by Australian Golf Digest.
Russley was the “Club of the Year” winner in the Golf NZ 2020 National Golf Awards having been a finalist in 2018 and 2019. Its Head Professional, Rodney Yee, was a finalist for Professional Coach of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019, as well as being a finalist for Community Coach of the Year in 2019. In 2021, the General Manager, Giles Beal, was named Administrator of the Year by Canterbury Golf.
Club of the Year Celebration