Course Care
The New Plymouth Golf Clubs, "Ngamotu" is ranked one of the top golf courses in New Zealand, a must for every golfer to play. By showing a little care around the course we can be sure it will remain that way.
  • Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.

  • Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark - please do not lift the soil upwards.

  • Lightly tap down with putter.


Players are encouraged to take dirt buckets (provided at the 1st and 10th tees) and fill divot holes as necessary during their rounds.

  • Replace the divot where practicable in winter.

  • In summer, fill the divot hole with soil provided.


Flagsticks, Bags etc.

Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.


Handling the flag

  • Don't drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.

  • Always lower the flagstick by club .. or by hand.

  • Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.


Removing Ball

Players are not to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole as this can damage the 'lip' of the hole.


Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him, and then leave the rake with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played.

  • Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.

  • Pull rake toward you as you exit the bunker

  • If required rake other affected areas.

  • Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand.


Always leave rake in the flat of the bunker with the handle parallel to the line of flight of the hole being played.

Rakes should be placed in the middle of the bunker with the handle pointing towards the 'outer' edge of the bunker.