Manawatu Golf Club (Hokowhitu) is situated in Palmerston North's Suburb of Hokowhitu bordering on the banks of the Manawatu River and the city's Centennial Lagoon. The club claims the title as having the oldest golf course in New Zealand. Featuring tree-lined fairways, beautifully manicured fairways, fast rolling greens and over 50 challenging white sand bunkers throughout the parklike course. The club has a proud history of hosting New Zealands top Professional and Amateur events including 5 NZ Open Championships, 8 NZ Amatuer Championships and various other national championships. The course is regarded as Manawatu's premiere 18 hole layout, and provides a challenging yet fair test for golfers of all abilities.