The Auckland Golf Courses You Have to Try!
In the largest city in 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 your 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 and find a place to stay from The 50 Best Accommodations in Auckland.
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 is of high quality, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, without visitors having to pay extortionate prices.
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 a 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 (6,562-yard) 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 Highway, Riverhead.
6. Omaha Beach Golf Club
There are lots of pleasant surprises around this links-style resort course at Omaha Beach. Omaha Beach Golf Club has the sea on one side and an estuary on the other, with pockets of native trees for shelter as you make your way around this 18-hole par 70 course.
Location: North West Anchorage, Omaha Beach.
7. Remuera Golf Club
Just 15 minutes away from the city centre yet feels like a world away, the Remuera Golf Club is a treat for golfers at any level! Set in the woodland surrounds, Remuera if one of Auckland’s premier golf courses that has kept on improving since its establishment in 1934. Get straight onto the game or spend time using the practising facilities.
Location: 120 Abbotts Way, Remuera.
8. Akarana Golf Club
Situated between Auckland city and the airport, Akarana is an idyllic golfing experience with awesome views of the Auckland city skyline. Enjoy two distinct nine courses: the inner nine loop with a par of 34 and the outer nine which is longer and finishes right in front of the clubhouse deck. Visitors are welcome to the course and can enjoy all the facilities of a well-rounded golf club.
Location: 1388 Dominion Road, Mt Roskill.
9. Mangawhai Golf Club
When travelling up north to Northland or the Bay of Islands, don’t miss playing a game at the Mangawhai Golf Club at Mangawhai Heads! This sand-based championship-style course can be enjoyed year-round whatever the weather is doing. Enjoy a game on a course that tests the beginners to the very best! Check out more things to do in the area in our 10 Magical Things to Do in Mangawhai.
Location: 221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads.
10. Muriwai Golf Club
Situated on the rugged coast of Muriwai on the west coast of Auckland, Muriwai Golf Club offers an undulating course with naturally rolling fairways. Enjoy magnificent views of the Tasman Sea as you play on this course that suits all golfers, from weekend players to professionals! Find out what else there is to do in the area in our 6 Magical Things to Do in Muriwai.
Location: 101 Coast Road, Muriwai.
11. Clarks Beach Golf Club
Situated on the shores of the Manukau Harbour, Clarks Beach Golf Club is another picturesque golf course with its own attractive additions, luck as reflective water feature lakes. The golf course is affordable for visitors and adds some extra elements to contend with, such as sea breeze.
Location: 100 Stevenson Road, Clarks Beach.
12. Howick Golf Club
Cleverly laid out on the headlands of Musick Point, Howick Golf Club will test your accuracy in a stunning environment. Play on tree-lined fairways while enjoying the views of the Auckland Hauraki Gulf and the islands of Rangitoto, Motuihe and Waiheke! Check out more things to do in the area in our 6 Fun Things to Do in Howick & Half Moon Bay.
Location: 32 Musick Point Road, Bucklands Beach.
13. Pakuranga Golf Club
Tucked away in the southern suburbs of Auckland, the Pakuranga Golf Club provides a fun golf experience in a picture-perfect park setting. Play on a 6,013m (6,576 yards) par 72 course which promises a challenge for all golfers. There’s also an impressive array of facilities from food to shopping to equipment hire.
Location: 199 Botony Road, Golflands.
14. Pukekohe Golf Club
A great day out in the very southern edge of the Auckland region awaits at the Pukekohe Golf Club. Play under mature trees, alongside duck-filled ponds with water features and a river. The course in 5,808m (6,352-yard) par 72. Check out 5 Fun Things to Do in Pukekohe for more things to check out in the area.
Location: 654 Karaka Road, Karaka.
15. Helensville Golf Club
Escape to the country and enjoy this park-style golf course in Helensville. You’ll find a mix of features to add to the challenge of the medium to long holes, such as tree-lined fairways, lakes and streams.
Location: 197 Peak Road, Helensville.
16. The Grange Golf Club
Another fantastic option not too far from the city and airport is The Grange Golf Club! Enjoy this 5,949m (6,506 yards) course that has hosted every major New Zealand golf tournament, such as the New Zealand Open.
Location: 2 Grange Road, Papatoetoe
17. Waitakere Golf Club
For a complete change of scenery, escape to the Waitakere Golf Club nestled in the native forest of the Waitakere Ranges. Enjoy twilight golf in summer and the cafe opens on Wednesdays and the weekend.
Location: 35 Falls Road, Cascade Kauri Park, West Auckland.
18. Maxwell’s Golf Retreat
More than just a golf course, Maxwell’s Golf Retreat is popular for coaching, functions and even accommodation. The par 28 course is an affordable option situated in the Bombay Hills in south Auckland.
Location: 205B Ingram Road, Ramarama.
19. Waitemata Golf Club
In the North Shore suburb of Auckland, Waitemata Golf Club is an easy-walking 18-hole course set among trees, shrubs and water features. You’ll find the course nestled between Mt Victoria and Narrow Neck Beach.
Location: 15 Derby Road, Devonport.
20. Wattle Downs Golf Course
For a quick game of golf at an affordable price, check out the Wattle Downs Golf Course. this 9-hole course features tree-lined fairways and small lakes only five minutes away from the Takanini exit from the Southern Motorway.
Location: 130 Wattle Farm Road, Manurewa.
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