Ashburton Golf Club - Brandon Links

Our Club's History

Ashburton Golf Club was first established in 1895. From this time until 1953, the club played its golf at various locations within Ashburton, the Pound, South Street, the Showgrounds, the Racecourse and Tinwald, quite close to the south side of the Ashburton River. In 1951, land was purchased by the club to develop an 18 hole golf course on the current Brandon location, just north of Ashburton and just off State Highway One.

Brandon opened officially on 11th April 1953. The par 74 course was originally allotted a standard scratch of 73 by the New Zealand Golf Council on the 26th October 1953. Standard scratch assessments would later be superseded by course ratings.

Notable Alterations to the Course

Why the Name Brandon?

Mr Jack Brand joined the Golf club on 11th March 1950. He was then elected a member of the committee in 1952. Jack totally immersed himself in the practical details of the new course. He was appointed the course supervisor and worked closely with the course architect in the developing the course. He was also President of the club from 1956-1959, club patron and elected a life member in 1979. Mrs Betty Brand was Ladies president from 1968-1970. At the annual general meeting of 15th February 1960, it was resolved and unanimously adopted, that the course henceforth be known as Brandon.

    Course Architect: Mr Ray Blank
    Course Record Men: Cameron Grant (61) -11
    Course Record Women:  Catherine Knight

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