Carrington Estate

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Carrington Estate Est. 2003

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Carrington Estate: Although it's a longish drive to the northern tip of the North Island, the scenery alone ensures you are well rewarded, and two of New Zealand's golfing jewels await ... the much heralded Kauri Cliffs and the also stunning Carrington Estate. In addition to its 5-star accommodation and services, the 3,000-acre Carrington Estate includes an impressive winery and a wonderfully scenic and challenging Matt Dye designed championship golf course.

The pleasantly undulating front-nine loop, with its scattering of tall, elegant gum trees, feels slightly more tree-lined than the more open back-nine. Holes like the narrow short par-4 6th and testing par-3 7th both bring water into play. A small lake and attractive wetlands pose a significant threat at these holes. Big-hitters will enjoy the generally good-width fairways, but don't stray too far beyond them, where thick coastal vegetation can pose ball finding issues.

From another wonderfully elevated tee at the downhill par-3 10th, the back-nine slopes away from the clubhouse, a harmonious interplay of rolling fairways, scattered bushes and picturesque wetlands. Beyond the course are stunning views out onto the Pacific Ocean and across to New Zealand's most northerly peninsula.

In this blissfully natural and tranquil setting, you can forget the hustle and bustle of city life and pit your skills against this challenging, immensely scenic and thoroughly enjoyable course. And if you still want even more elevated views, take the short ride up to the Karikari winery and sample some of its really excellent wines.

Stay & Play at Carrington Estate: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Carrington Estate
109 Maitai Bay Rd,
Karikari Peninsula, Northland 0483
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)9 408 7222
Pro Shop   +64 (0)9 408 7222

  +64 (0)9 408 7414

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and coastal bushland.
Designer: Matt Dye
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6417 5357 4654
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.2 69.0 69.5
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How2Get There?

150 km NW of Whangarei / 35 km NE of Kaitaia.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes (non-NZ affiliated): NZ$135. [Contact club for full details, NZGA rates, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

The 3000-acre Carrington Resort is home to a fabulous Matt Dye designed 18-hole championship golf course, the award-winning Karikari Estate vineyard and winery, 4 km of secluded white sandy beaches and dunes, and a wonderful 5-star Lodge and restaurant. Tennis courts, swimming pool, spa facilities, shooting range, canoeing, mountain biking and horse riding also number amongst the Resort's facilities and activities. Karikari is New Zealand's most northerly vineyard and winery.

Formerly operated as part of the Queensland, Australia based Peppers hotel group, Carrington Estate was bought in 2013 by the Chinese real-estate giant Shanghai Cred. The Estate's Chinese owners have announced significant development plans for the Estate, which, if built, will create one of the largest tourist resorts in Northland, targeted towards wealthy Chinese tourists.

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Published Ranking
2020 Golf Digest rating: 13th best course in New Zealand.
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Latitude: (-34.860400)
Longitude: (173.383462)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Carrington Estate 5-star
109 Maitai Bay Rd, Karikari Peninsula, Northland.
+64 (0)9 408 7222

Carrington Estate's Lodge offers spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms with California kingsize beds and private bathrooms. The Lodge rooms are connected to wide verandahs that lead to the resort’s restaurant and guest lounge. Fully-equipped villas and houses are also available, each with a private verandah and spectacular views over the golf course and Pacific Ocean. The Estate’s Café, also offering superb estate and ocean views, is a great place to sample wines from the Carrington Estate winery.

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