Top 5 Golf Courses in Auckland
Auckland Golf Courses you have to try!
In the largest city of a country where golf is the highest participation sport, golf courses are pretty much essential to the Auckland lifestyle! You’ll find a mix of world-class golf courses for the serious golfers and more casual courses across the Auckland region. Immerse yourself in the Kiwi lifestyle and join in on the most popular sport in New Zealand!
In this list of top golf courses in Auckland, we’ve made sure to give you a mix of prestigious courses following the etiquette and high quality links layout that will please the most competitive of golfers, as well as more laid-back courses offering fun for friends and family. If you’re time in New Zealand is taking you beyond Auckland, be sure to check out our 21 Best Golf Courses in New Zealand. Plus, take a look at 10 Auckland Must-Dos for more ways to spend your time in New Zealand’s City of Sails.
1. Gulf Harbour Country Club
To make an all-round golfing experience in the stunning Gulf Harbour of Auckland, spend some time in the Gulf Harbour Country Club. Relax in the cafe and play golf atop of the dramatic coastal cliffs in Auckland’s most scenic golf course. The course if of high quality, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, without visitors having to pay extortionate prices. For more things to do in the area, see Auckland North Shore – Guide for Backpackers.
Location: 180 Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa.
2. Titirangi Golf Club
One of the most prestigious golf courses in Auckland, Titirangi Golf Club is on the bucket list of any serious golfer. The course was designed by Alister MacKenzie, who also designed the likes of Augusta National, Cypress Point and the Royal Melbourne. Visitors are welcome but forward booking is advised.
Location: 11 Links Road, New Lynn.
3. Wainui Golf COurse
Families, casual players and more competitive golfers all have something at the Wainui Golf Course. The Wainui Golf Course is in Rodney, about 30 minutes drive north of Auckland city. Play among the exotic trees on either the 9-hole, 18-hole or “footgolf” course. There’s also The View restaurant offering fine foods in a fine setting. Green tees and gear hire is offered as package to international visitors.
Location: 35 Windmill Drive, Wainui.
4. Windcross Farm Golf Course
Set among the stunning tussock grasslands, rolling greens and tranquil lakes, Windcross Farm has fun natural hazards to tackle. While there’s flexibility in the course, with a wide choice of holes to start from, the course ensures a high standard of course etiquette and dress code for the real golfing experience.
Location: 237 Alfriston-Ardmore Road, Ardmore, Papakura.
5. Huapai Golf Course
If you’re looking for more of a casual game with friends, then try out Auckland’s best kept secret. Huapai Golf Course is just 20 minutes drive south of Auckland city set alongside the Waitemata Harbour. 9-hole and 18-hole games are extremely affordable for visitors on this 6,000m course. The area is fantastic for mountain biking too, so take a look at our guide to Mountain Biking in Auckland for more information.
Location: 1261 Coatesville-Riverhead Hwy, Riverhead.
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