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Clearwater Resident Owners' Society

The Society is a members’ organisation, dedicated to the maintenance of standards and conditions laid down by the founders of the resort. The committee is elected at the annual AGM by its own members. The current Chairperson is John Knowles. Committee Members are Chris Alleyne, Jane Cameron, Mike Howat, Phil Jones, Mark Metzger, Sean Roscoe and David Fleming who is the Resort Owners Representative on the Design Committee. Michael Sharp is the Manager.

The committee generally meets bi-monthly. Along with general business, they also organise community and social functions.

All members of CROS have access to the member’s only area of this website. To contact our committee members, please click below

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Lifestyle at Clearwater

With many activities to choose from at Clearwater, including the par 72 championship golf course, tennis courts, fishing for trout in the lakes and a number of tracks for walking or biking, it’s easy to imagine you’re miles away from the city.

Living at Clearwater Resort offers residents unique opportunities to enjoy a semi-rural, unspoilt, urban environment.

There are many interesting walks and cycle tracks around Clearwater, through the Groynes and beyond.

Lake Rotokohatu is a recreational lake, which can be easily accessed via a walking and cycle trail from the resort. This area is busy during the summer months with jet-skis on one lake, and fishing, sailing and a kayak course on the other.



We ask that dogs are always kept on a leash. Please ensure that all deposits are picked up immediately and disposed of when you get home. For those who like to allow their dog more freedom, The Groynes features one of the largest dog parks in Christchurch, and we recommend that this area be used for dog walking.
If you have a problem with a dog that’s wandering or barking incessantly, please contact your neighbour and attempt to resolve the issue in the first instance. As a last resort, or when there’s a threat to public safety and/or other animals, please contact the CCC on 03 941 8999 or 0800 800 169

The fishing season at Clearwater is between 1st October and 30 April. The lakes and streams are spring-fed and have plenty of trout in them. Some of the lakes are designated non-fishing, and you must register at the golf shop before fishing, to get a signed fishing permission slip on the day. You will need to show the golf shop staff a current fishing licence. There is a lake in the Groynes Recreational Reserve that is designated for children only. They do need a licence (these are free for under 12 year olds from 1 July each year). This lake can be used all year round. The lake is close to the tennis courts and can be accessed by a path directly behind these.



All Clearwater lakes are fed by fresh water springs and are great for swimming. Swimmers must be mindful of golfers and not swim close to fairways when golfers are playing. Many of the lake edges are private property, so it pays to know your neighbours when choosing to come ashore. There are no lifeguards at the resort, so swimming alone is never recommended.

The tennis courts are the property of Clearwater Golf Club Limited. Free use is available to members of the golf club, with a fully paid annual subscription. Residents and hotel guests, who are not members of the golf club may use the courts, upon payment of the court hire fee of $15 per court per hour at the golf shop.



Non-motorised craft, such as canoes, dinghies, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboards and inflatables, can be used on Clearwater Lakes. Life jackets should always be worn, and we always advise that you recommend this practice before you set out.

Signage is displayed to visitors, along with security cameras that are operative during day and night, to cover all areas of the resort. Manned security responses are also available. The security procedures are made available to all residents in their Welcome Pack. In the event of issues related to the hotel rooms, residents should first contact Peppers Clearwater reception staff by phoning 03 360 1000.


Thank you to the residents and their families who were willing to be photographed in their environment for the purposes of our website.



The Clearwater golf course has proven to be a venue for international professional golf for over 15 consecutive years, yet it offers a rewarding experience to all members and visitors alike. Walk in the footsteps of Clearwater graduates, such as Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Jimmy Walker and, most recently, Lydia Ko. The course is complemented by superb practice areas and impressive accompanying facilities, including a fleet of modern electric golf carts, equipped with GPS. Clearwater offers a golfing escape and a change of pace that few destinations can match.

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Are you aware of the dangers involved when walking on a Golf Course? Balls can accelerate in excess of 160km per hour and the risk of a serious injury, or even death, is real. Golfers take responsibility for their ball strike, and in return other players in the vicinity will understand their warnings and share the risks. This isn’t always the case for non-golfers. For a sober reminder of this read the article that appeared on Stuff 26 February 2018.

Feeling peckish? Peppers Restaurant offers an outstanding menu, made from local Canterbury produce, with relaxing views of the lake, golf course and mountains beyond. For something more casual, The Sprig Bar and Cafe serves tasty light meals, along with refreshing drinks and freshly ground coffee. For more information, please visit their website below:


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