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Heretaunga College Golf Academy


In association with the world-famous Royal Wellington Golf Club at Heretaunga, students can improve their golf skills. 

Enrolment is for boys and girls, for both beginners and for those with a low handicap. This programme is offered in addition to an enrolment in our High School or English Language Programme.

Whether a beginner, or a low-handicap golfer, both boys and girls will achieve success, in a world class golf environment.

The fee is NZ$ 500 per Term, or NZ$ 2,000 for one year. This fee comes on top of the school fee!

Playing Golf 

  • Students become members of the prestigious Royal Wellington Golf Club, in Heretaunga. 
  • They will have unrestricted access to all club facilities, and play at RWGCevery day, if desired.
  • Students are encouraged to compete in club, inter-school, inter-club, regional and national competitions.

Learning Golf 

  • There is a weekly lesson from Professional staff at RWGC. The focus is on skills development, in ball striking, chipping, putting and bunker play.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in gym training, for strength and fitness.
  • Students will be supervised regularly to promote course management skills.

We look forward to all keen sporty/outdoors International Students to take up this exciting offer.

If you would like more information about this Golf Programme and would like some questions answered, please email all enquiries to StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail

Read more about the other elite sport programmes at Heretaunga College

Read more about the Heretaunga College high school programmes

Heretaunga College offers a successful High School Programme for students from around the world. In addition to our normal classes we have an English Language Programme and a Golf Academy in partnership with the famous Royal Wellington Golf Club situated at Heretaunga in Upper Hutt.

The College's successful academic record reflects a strong emphasis on study and positive expectations for educational achievement. Staff are hard working, caring and committed to students, providing attractive and stimulating teaching environments.

Most international students join our High School programme. Students are taught in our regular classes with New Zealand (Kiwi) students. International students have the experience of being educated in one of the best performed education systems in the world. Students will normally join the High School Programme on a term by term basis although shorter term placements are considered.

Royal Wellington Golf Club

The Golf Academy is based at the nearby Royal Wellington Golf Club. There are regular lessons taken by a First Class Professional, with unlimited practice, and unlimited play.

The Royal Welligton Golf Club is a newly designed (2013), Turner MacPherson championship course in a stunning parkland setting, arguably one of the finest club courses and club house in New Zealand. The Heretaunga course is, arguably, New Zealand's finest private members parkland course and certainly one of its most beautiful. Sited on an ancient river bed it weaves its way over crumpled ground through cultivated parkland hosting thousands of mature native and exotic trees. Birdlife is abundant. Water in the form of several creeks and a large lake are all in play and present a true challenge for the adventurers and the unwary. Undulating greens complexes provide further challenge. Heretaunga is a true test of golf and the most beautiful walk in the park.

The par 5, 4th, the signature hole - exemplifies the Turner MacPherson approach and sets up as follows. From the tee, the fairway splits in two, either side of a stream. Over the stream, and past a strategically placed bunker, the fairway cambers towards a lake and narrows dramatically as it gets closer to the green. The sloping, wide but narrow green sits behind the lake, nearly at right angles to the line of play, making hitting the green with a long approach a tricky proposition. This hole is probably the best example on the entire course for demonstrating how the new layout can be played by golfers of all levels.