Carrington Resort Golf Course
Carrington Resort golf course is sited so as to provide a variety of vistas to the golfer. The course is located between sweeping ocean views to the north and east, and hill side vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south. The Black Angus herd of Carrington Farms grazes on gently rolling pasture lands to the east and west of the golf course. To the north are wetlands, planted with native trees and flora and containing a large lake which is home to many native birds.
Spectacular views of the golf course, wetlands, beach, and ocean beyond are visible from the clubhouse and lounge complex. The clubhouse is sited on a high ridge in the middle of the golf course in order to take full advantage of the unique combination of vistas.
The tournament standard 18 hole Carrington Golf Course was inaugurated on 15 December 2003 and designed by American golf course designer Matt Dye.
The course is 6417 metres (7267 yards) in length, par 72, and encompasses a variety of terrains from rolling vales to challenging water holes. The course is completely irrigated. The course is designed to accommodate golfers of all abilities and offers a great variety of hole play, from one of the longest par 5's in New Zealand 569 metres (599 yards), to one of the shortest par 3's at 113 metres (132 yards) over water.