Bay of Islands Golf Club

Golf View Rd,

Kerikeri, Bay of Islands 0245

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 407 8837
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 407 8837
  • Fax

    +64 (0)9 407 8875
  • Golf pro

    Arron Bartrum

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Layout designed by club members. First nine in 1974; extended to 18-holes in 1977.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

75 km N of Whangarei

From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel north on Hwy 1 for approx 225 km, then turn onto Hwy 10 direction Kerikeri. After approx 14 km turn off Hwy 10 at roundabout, direction Kerikeri (town centre). After 3km, in the centre of Kerikeri, turn left at National Bank into Fairway Drive, direction Golf Course. Follow road for 1.5 km and golf is in front of you. (Approx 4 hours drive from Auckland).

Bay of Islands Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1936

Bay of Islands Golf Club (formerly Kerikeri GC): The surrounding quite hilly countryside may have you wondering what's in store here at Bay of Islands. Surprisingly a relatively flat course, albeit with some major exceptions.

On the front-nine the par-5 3rd hole plummets steeply downhill towards the green, and is followed by a stiff climb back-up to flatter environs via the short and tricky par-4 4th. On the back nine, the wonderful short par-3 13th also plunges downhill to a well protected green (plenty of water and bunkers), and is then followed by three undulating short par-4s.

Although much of the course is relatively flat, the layout is not without plenty to keep you absorbed, and probably more tree varieties than contained in any Tree Spotters Guide to New Zealand. One imagines this wonderful arboreal display contains imported as well as native species. You'll enjoy the pleasant walks along the lightly tree-lined fairways, which lead you to even-paced, but not overly bunkered greens.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes (non-NZ affiliated): NZ$60.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The town of Kerikeri (and the club's former name, which means "keep on digging") is steeped in both Maori and European-settler history. It was here in 1822 that John Butler built what is now the country's oldest house, Kemp House. The equally famous Stone Store soon followed and by 1836 was in use as the mission store.

These wonderful buildings, together with a replica Maori village, Rewa's village, on the opposite bank, are often regarded as the "Cradle of the Nation" and are a must for all visitors to the Bay of Islands.


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