Akarana Golf Club
Phone: (09) 620 5461
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: Championship: 5748m Club: 5523m
The course has never been one of great length nor does the club
own much land in Auckland's bustling inner west so the great
feature of Akarana has always been its compactness.
The club's land has been further encroached upon with Transit New Zealand building the extension of State Highway 20 through what was the old second tee, the back of the first green and the practice fairway.
Akarana now has two distinct nines. The shorter inner loop with a par of 34 has one of the great holes in Auckland golf, the par three 8th which measures 176 metres from the blue tee to a narrow green with bunkers on the left and water on the right.
The longer outer nine, which has out of bounds on the left of six holes, has the two longer par fives, two demanding par fours in the 13th and 15th, the testing par three 16th and an exciting short par 4 to finish which produces many birdies.
The full layout measures around 5800 metres from the back tees but the course rating is over par at 70.6 and the slope is 124.
Remuera Golf Club
Phone: (09) 524 4288
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: 5844m
When you play at Remuera, you find a wonderful golfing atmosphere that exists amongst members and a warm welcome that is extended to guests. This is due in part to our careful membership selection, but even more to the commitment our members give to a strong sense of camaraderie among each other. There is no staid "establishment", no outmoded attitudes. Reflecting the true sporting tradition of New Zealand golf at its best, our members come to the club to enjoy themselves with friends who share a common love for the game of golf.
The Grange Golf Club
Grange Road Papatoetoe
Phone: (09) 278 9777
Holes: 18 Par: 70 Length: 5974m
The Grange is widely regarded as one of the New Zealand iconic
golf courses that is always immaculately presented and is an excellent
test of golf. Visitors from around the world are made welcome, and
the course has hosted every major New Zealand Golf Tournament, both
Amateur and Professional, including the New Zealand Open Championship
on 8 occasions.
New Zealand's David Smail, when asked in 2009 about his favourite moment in golf, cited winning the 2001 NZ Open at The Grange. You can be assured of similar fond memories from your visit.
Situated in Manukau City, within easy driving distance of Auckland International Airport and only 25 minutes drive from the centre of Auckland City, The Grange Golf Club offers excellent facilities and a championship course suitable for players of all abilities.
Titirangi Golf Club
Phone: (09) 827 5749
Holes: 18 Par: 70 Length: 5771m
Visitors from other Golf Clubs are welcomed at Titirangi, we pride ourselves in helping visitors enjoy their golf experience at our Course. Titirangi is the only Alister MacKenzie designed course in New Zealand and we take considerable pride in upholding his traditions in course design.
Special welcome is made for members of other MacKenzie courses
and members of the MacKenzie Society.
Overseas guests will experience both Kiwi hospitality and a golf course which they will remember well after their return home.
Waiheke Island Golf Club
Phone: (09) 372 8886
Holes: 10 Par: 70 Length: 5282m
Waiheke Golf Course is located on one of the many islands of Auckland's stunning Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke Island, an easy trip by ferry (35 - 60 minutes depending on departure point).
Fullers operate an hourly passenger timetable to Matiatia, Waiheke
Island with up to 20 sailings a day, seven days a week from Downtown
Auckland (some services travel via Devonport). Buses and taxis meet
Waiheke Golf Course is situated on the main road between Matiatia and Onetangi Beach. It is approximately 1km before Onetangi Beach, just past the turnoff to Rocky Bay and it is well sign posted.
With the exception of Wednesday mornings and Saturday's from midday until 5pm, the course is available 7 days a week for general play.
Phone: (09) 428 1380
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Length: Championship: 6419m White: 5507m Yellow: 5290m
A world-class golf course and matching club facilities, where the pleasure of relaxing in the Country Club is only matched by the challenge of the tees and greens.
Spectacular finishing holes, ocean views, rolling terrain and classic, traditional values. All combine to make the Gulf Harbour Country Club one of the most exciting golfing experiences in New Zealand.
This 6,400 metre, par 72 golf course is located at Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, just north of Auckland. It meanders through native grasses and vegetation and has a natural look and feel from start to finish.
Four sets of tees assure playability for every calibre of golfer, from beginners to professionals. Like all great courses, Gulf Harbour tantalises players with a variety of exciting holes. Several feature risk and reward opportunities, and none are tricked-up or artificial.
The front nine is slightly hillier and has an open feeling, while the back nine wanders towards the ocean and culminates with some of the most scenic holes anywhere. Comparisons have already been made to Pebble Beach Golf Links.
One of the most interesting holes on the course is the 300 metre par 4 seventh. This short dogleg is flanked by a lake on the right and tempts long hitters to go for the green. Those who get too greedy will pay the price on this intriguing little hole, sure to become one of the most talked about on the course.
The four finishing holes will increase the heartbeat of every golfer. The 160 metre 15th is a par 3 toward the ocean, with the water as a backdrop
The 405metre 16th is a classic par 4 bordering cliffs. The second shot flirts with the rock cliffs and requires nerve as well as talent. The par 5 17th stretches 505 metres along the ocean, and the gorgeous views can be distracting to the eye. The final hole is a 390 metre par 4 which turns inland toward the clubhouse.
Architects rarely get the opportunity to work with such magnificent topography anymore, which makes Gulf Harbour special.
Its beauty, challenge and enjoyment are sure to attract international acclaim.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Golf Course Designer
Phone: (09) 412 8809
Holes: 18 Par: 70 Length: Championship: 5533m White: 5507m Yellow: 5043m (Par: 68)
Located on the edge of the Waitemata harbour and only 5 minutes from the North Western Motorway, 10 minutes from Albany Hill and on 20 minutes from the CBD, Huapai Golf Club is one of New Zealand?s finest country courses.
Being so close and certainly affordable, playing a round at Huapai has never been easier or more rewarding.
Steeped in history and in the heart of the wine growing district, Huapai boasts a championship course around 6000 metres, pristine, easy contour fairways, majestic mature trees and captivating water views.
This Truly Is Golfing Heaven
For the purist, Huapai offers a fair test of skills with holes that are challenging but not too punishing.
We wish to extend the warmest of welcomes to all golfers to visit and experience the joy of playing and passion for golf that Huapai fosters.
Huapai?s rural setting makes it an enjoyable round of golf played around the upper reaches of the Waitemata Harbour with narrow tree lined fairways and moderate bunkering guarding nine of the 18 holes, a mainly flat easy walking course which will impress all levels of golfers.
Enjoy the peaceful sounds and sights of nature without the hustle and bustle of the city environment.
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