Chilton Golf Academy

About the Golf Programme

Girls in the Golf Programme will spend three afternoons per week at the Royal Wellington Golf Course where they will be given professional coaching. This is a well- planned programme that aims to give all girls personal guidance in the game of golf but also to present extra courses on such topics as nutrition. Also, girls will have the opportunity to meet top New Zealand women golfers.

The coaching for Chilton Saint James School is provided by Scott Puddick, the Head Golfing professional and his team. Scott currently coaches Cheehee Hu from Chilton Saint James, Royal Wellington’s number one women golfer and twice Women’s Club champion. All girls in the Golf Academy will spend Saturdays at the course experiencing individual coaching over an extended period of time. Should the girls require more time, this can also be built into their weekly schedule.

About Chilton

Chilton Saint James School has a 99 year history of quality education where girls and their progress is at the heart of everything we do. With girls from 2 to 18 years of age, the School is a family school where there are strong relationships established between Primary and Preschool and Middle School and Senior School. Our older girls are big sisters to the younger girls.

In their red uniforms, Chilton girls are proud to be part of a school that not only values academic endeavour but aims to support girls in all other aspects of their education. Chilton not only has a fine academic record but past students have gone on to excel in the Arts, Sport and other endeavours. As a future focussed school, Chilton is constantly exploring ways to develop individuals to be the best they can.

Chilton is fortunate to have three top New Zealand girl golfers in the School and a special programme was designed to support their golfing future. Chilton Saint James is now proud to open its Golf Academy to girls from 8 – 12 years of age who are focussed on a career in golf. This programme will allow girls to experience top golf coaching while gaining an excellent school education.

Chilton Saint James embraces diversity and, whilst it is strongly a New Zealand school, it welcomes students from overseas and makes every effort to be inclusive, supportive and kind.

We look forward to sharing this opportunity with new students.

About Royal Wellington Golf Club

Royal Wellington Golf Club, home of New Zealand’s premium private members’ parkland course is situated alongside the Hutt River near Silverstream, Wellington. Our course offers an enjoyable and stimulating golfing challenge in a beautiful setting with ‘state of the art’ practice facilities.

The Club was founded in 1895 and moved to Heretaunga in 1908 where the 18 hole course was built with its current historic and elegant club house. The present championship course was redesigned by Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson and opened in 2013. The nine hole Terrace Course that takes in some of the most scenic parts of the Club’s property, is also a golfing pleasure.

Royal Wellington Golf Club is honoured to be asked by the Masters Tournament, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A), and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation to host the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC). This will be the biggest golf event ever staged in New Zealand and will be broadcast live to over 160 countries.

Royal Wellington consists of two courses; the 18 hole championship Heretaunga Course and the nine-hole Terrace Course. The former is the recently opened (2013) redesign by Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson. The latter is composed mainly of holes that were part of the former championship course but not used for the redevelopment.

The Club has world-class practice facilities, built during and after the renovation of the main course. Adjacent to the first tee and club house are the practices area with:
• Large practice green of 1,500 square meters
• Smaller chipping green with bunker of 380 square meters.
• Putting green close to the clubhouse of 180 square meters
Just across the stream is the all-weather driving range with facilities including:
• Trackman launch monitor
• Club fitting
• Two covered booths
• A huge grass teeing area of 30,000 square meters

• Synthetic surface at the rear for use when the grass is not in play. There is also another small chipping green.

Brochure & Application Process

Click to download Chilton Golf Brochure

Click to Apply – International Student


Click to Apply – Domestic Student