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.
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.
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
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