Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club


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   Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club Est. 1894

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Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club (aka "Middlemore"): Once separated by a creek (a tributary of the Tamaki River), the historic golf clubs of Royal Auckland and Grange initiated a bold merger in 2017. From their combined 36 holes, a new 27-hole course will emerge, with 13 holes on the Grange side of the creek, and 14 on the Royal Auckland side. Two bridges and a new clubhouse will sit between the two sections of the newly merged club, with the Nicklaus Design 27-hole layout due for completion in 2021 (play will continue during the redesign project).

The pre-merger Royal Auckland layout is an outstanding example of a gently undulating, tree-lined, parkland golf course. It was granted its "Royal" prefix in 2010, and remains one of the most private clubs in Auckland.

The immaculate fairways, on which you will be hard pressed to find a single weed, are lined with a splendid variety of trees, large and small. These same fairways are generally wide enough to invite use of the driver from the tee, provided you hit reasonably straight. As is the case at the neighbouring Grange Golf Club, the terrain here is gently undulating and gives plenty of character to the well-crafted holes. The par-3 7th, played from tee-to-green across water, is one of the most memorable. The start of the back-nine, with a short and heavily bunkered par-3, and two short par-4s, is where the best birdie opportunities occur. Elsewhere, and especially if playing from the back tees, you'll need to work for those pars and birdies, and beware the hidden dips in front of several greens. The good-sized and reasonably fast-paced putting surfaces will thoroughly test your skills with the "short stick."

Legendary golfer and course architect Peter Thompson has made several enhancements to the course since the 1970s. His changes have ensured Middlemore continues to provide an excellent golfing challenge, as well as a thoroughly enjoyable walk in an immaculately presented parkland oasis. Always a Royal by nature, since 2010 a Royal by name as well.

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Making Contact

Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club
30 Hospital Rd,
Otahuhu, Auckland 1640
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)9 276 6149
Pro Shop   +64 (0)9 259 8204
Fax

  +61 (0)9 276 1529

Email   admin@raggc.com
Website   www.raggc.com
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Golf Pro
 
Justin Rapley (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Original design at this location was by the club's professional Fred Hood, with bunkering advised by D.G. Souter. Significant subsequent alterations were made by English course architect C.H. Redhead (1924), Peter Thomson (1975, 1989, 2002) and Mike Wolveridge (1984). RAGCC's new 27-hole course was designed by Nicklaus Design.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6207 5517 5097
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.0 69.1 72.2
 
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How2Get There?

16 km SE of Auckland centre
From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel south on Hwy 1 for approx 15 km, then take exit 441 (Princes St / Otahuhu), and follow Princes St direction Otahuhu. After 1 km turn left onto Atkinson Ave. After 1 km turn right onto Mangere Rd. After o.6 km turn left into Hospital Rd. After o.6 km (just after Kings College) golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Overseas visitors should contact club for playing possibilities and green fee details. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Royal Auckland & Grange GC is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas visitors should contact the Secretary to determine playing possibilities. 
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Royal Auckland & Grange is one of two golf clubs in New Zealand honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. Queen Elizabeth II conferred the Royal titles on Wellington Golf Club in 2004 and Auckland Golf Club in 2010.

Royal Auckland GC has hosted many top level national competitions including the New Zealand Open on several occasions. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Royal Auckland GC.

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Location

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Latitude: (-36.959014)
Longitude: (174.839178)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hilton Auckland 4-star
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland
+64 (0)9 978 2000
www.auckland.hilton.com

Fabulous harbour views and located in the heart of Auckland's busiest tourist area - Princes Wharf.

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Golf within 30 km Royal Auckland GC; The Grange; Titirangi; Manukau
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Quality Inn Manukau 
447 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland
+64 (0)9 277 7320
www.silveroaks.co.nz



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Golf within 10 km Royal Auckland GC; The Grange; Manukau
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Golf within 30 km Formosa Auckland; Titirangi
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