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Formosa Golf Resort

110 Jack Lachlan Drive,

Beachlands, Auckland

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 536 5895
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 536 4715
  • Fax

    +64 (0)9 536 5896

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Estuary and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Bob Charles

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6633
5704
4214
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75
70.1
66.7

Location

Latitude:

-36.899520

Longitude:

174.996146

How to get there:

Just S of Beachlands, 35 km E of Auckland centre.

From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel south on Hwy 1 for approx 12 km, then take exit 437 (South Eastern Hwy / Airport) and follow direction Pakuranga / Howick. After 4 km turn right onto Ti Rakau Drive, direction East Tamaki / Whitford. After 4.5 km turn left onto Chapel Road. After 2 km turn right onto Whitford Road. After 5 km at roundabout follow direction Beachlands. After 9km turn left direction Formosa Auckland and after 50 metres turn left into resort and golf.

Formosa Golf Resort

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

Est. 1997

Formosa Golf Resort: The excellent opening stretch, a par-4, par-3 and par-5 set the tone for this very good American-style, Bob Charles designed course. The open, undulating layout has plenty of strategically placed bunkers, large expansive putting surfaces and small ravines that need to be crossed in front of several greens. The front nine provides picturesque rural views, as well as allowing glimpses of the fabulous sea views that feature strongly on the back nine. At the 10th hole, the wonderful Tamaki Straight provides a splendid seascape panorama, only to be trumped by the wonderful river estuary views that join in at the challenging par-3 11th - and so the back-nine continues. The "Formosan" feel is created with occasional arrays of flowers, many palm trees and some garden-like water hazards, especially at the par-4 18th hole (complete with ornamental bridge). The open feel and not too penal rough should allow big hitters to enjoy themselves, while the technical challenge will keep all golfers thoroughly absorbed. The views though ultimately steal the show.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct thru' mid-April): NZ$65.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Formosa Auckland hosted the New Zealand Open Championship in 1998.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 40th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Formosa Golf Resort4-star

    110 Jack Lachlan Drive, Beachlands, Auckland

    +64 (0)9 536 5895

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      Formosa Auckland

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      Auckland GC; The Grange; Manukau

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