Practice Facilities & Teaching Studio

Driving Range

The driving range is 300 metres long and has a fully grassed tee deck with seven target greens. The range caters to even the longest hitters and has an Ezline Tee strip at the back of the tee offering perfect golf conditions 365 days of the year. The driving range is open to the public and golf balls can be purchased from the golf shop.

Practice Menu

30 Balls$7
60 Balls$14
90 Balls$21

The driving range is open daily from 7.30 am till 7 pm. Tokens can be purchased from the Golf Shop between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm.

Short Game Facility

Our short game facility offers every possible chipping, pitching, and bunker combination. Every effort has been made to prepare you for playing our courses with course-like green speed, swales, and greenside run-offs to provide consistent conditions throughout.

The short game facility is for members only. The daily short game practice fee is $30, available for purchase at the Golf Shop.

Tuition and Club Fitting

Wainui Professionals

Mike Duncumb NZPGA - Wainui Head Professional

I have been working in the golf industry for over 20 years and have played professionally both overseas and in New Zealand including New Zealand Opens and the PGA Championship. I have worked at some of the country’s top facilities, focusing on teaching and running both club and corporate tournaments. I am very excited about the opportunities and facilities that Wainui has on offer.

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Philip Rust NZPGA - Wainui Professional

I have been involved in the golf industry all of my working life, and had the privilege of working at some of the best courses throughout New Zealand. As a young golfer I have represented New Zealand internationally and played interprovincial events for Otago and Southland. Scoring par at St Andrews in the World Schools Finals and finishing second has been my most memorable golfing experience to date. Keeping up to date with the latest in hardware technology and development is a passion, with club fitting, building and repair a speciality of mine.

Sam Lee NZPGA - Wainui Professional

I am interested in playing and coaching the game with a focus on a modern style of coaching, incorporating a holistic approach. I enjoy coaching junior golf and using my extensive training to get the best out of young athletes. You never know who may become an elite player.

The Studio

The teaching Studio at Wainui is a purpose-built instruction, fitting, and teaching facility. The building offers video and flight scope technology able to film and measure a club’s position in the swing, ball speed, shaft, and face angle and give the golfer accurate shot information in a perfectly controlled environment no matter what the weather.

The Studio at Wainui is designed to make improving your golf game and having your equipment custom fitted a seamless process. Preferred suppliers of Titleist, Ping, Mizuno, and Wilson staff

Golf Lessons

Our professionals are available seven days a week to help you in all areas of the game. With the use of the amazing facilities on offer, every part of your game can be improved.

Lesson packs - Work through a swing change, learn the game from the ground up or build a more consistent short game.

  • 5 x 30-minute lessons $350 custom packages available on request

Individual lessons – Whether you're a beginner or avid golfer, our PGA Professionals will customize an individual program to improve your golf and increase your enjoyment.

  • ½ hour lesson - $75
  • 1-hour lesson - $140


Junior Golf

At Wainui we encourage junior golf with programmes to develop skills at all levels. Golf teaches respect, discipline and patience and is a great game for young people. The new course and facilities at Wainui offer the perfect training ground to learn the game of golf.

The Junior Introduction and Junior Development programmes are 8-week courses that run in conjunction with the school terms.