Gulf Harbour Country Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Gulf Harbour Country Club Est. 1997

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Gulf Harbour Country Club: it seems to have been the case that property development gained the upper-hand on Gulf Harbour's front-nine. Thankfully, Trent Jones' excellent design and many spectacular views took pride of place on the very scenic and more natural back-nine.

Although flanked by apartment buildings and houses, the opening holes do a great job in revealing the quality of this course. The usually immaculate fairways lead you to even-paced greens that are guarded by strategic but not over-worked bunkering. It's on the back-nine however that the course goes up through the gears. Here the elevation changes become more pronounced and the views simply jaw-dropping.

At several points on the back-nine loop the beautiful blue vista of the Hauraki Gulf is in full view, together with cliffs, headlands and Auckland city in the distance. Holes like the short par-4 12th (Te Puna Wai) provide plenty of challenge as well as a wonderful fusion of golf and nature. The layout's signature hole (Ta Moko in Maori) comes at the long par-4 16th, played across a small inlet and over intimidating bluffs.

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Making Contact

Gulf Harbour Country Club
180 Gulf Harbour Drive,
Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0943
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)9 428 1380
Pro Shop   +64 (0)9 428 1380
Fax

  +64 (0)9 424 4739

Email   golf@ghcc.co.nz
Website   www.gulfharbourcountryclub.co.nz
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Golf Pro
 
Frazer Bond (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb (especially on back-nine).
 
Surroundings: Seaside and residential areas.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6351 5498 4712
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.8 70.0 70.7
 
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How2Get There?

38 km N of Auckland centre
From Auckland Harbour Bridge, travel north on Hwy 1 for approx 25 km; when freeway ends take the Silverdale exit and follow direction Silverdale / Whangaparaoa. Continue to follow signs for Whangaparaoa and then for Gulf Harbour. On entering the Gulf Harbour division, follow main road through the division and uphill to golf on your right. (The turning to Gulf Harbour Lodge accommodation is 100 metres before the Country Club turning).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2018 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct-April): NZ$150 (international visitors); winter season (May-Sept) NZ$115. Reduced rates for NZ and NZ-affiliated golfers, and for 9-hole rounds. [Contact club for full details, discounts, 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
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Gulf Harbour has hosted many prestigious national and international tournaments, not least the 1998 World Cup of Golf (a year after opening) and New Zealand Open Championships (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Gulf Harbour).

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Location

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Latitude: (-36.617332)
Longitude: (174.796799)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Gulf Harbour Lodge 3-star
PO Box 335, Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa
+64 (0)9 428 1118
www.gulfharbourlodge.com

Situated at the head of a delightful canal with views of the water, Gulf Harbour Lodge is set in a marine village reminiscent of Southern Italian fishing villages and is located at the gateway to the renowned Hauraki Gulf. Gulf Harbour Lodge boasts a world-class marina, country club & international standard golf course within easy walking distance. Local activities include swimming, cruises, fishing, diving and boating.

Golf at this hotel Gulf Harbour (o.5 km)
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km No
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Whangaparaoa Lodge 
874 Whangaparaoa Rd, Little Manly, Auckland
+64 (0)9 428 4666
www.whangaparaoalodge.co.nz

Qualmark 5 Star motel located across from Little Manly Beach in Whangaparaoa, Auckland offers a variety of large, modern designed studios and one bedroom suites all with king beds, flat-screen TV's, kitchenettes, unlimited Wi-Fi internet and free parking.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Gulf Harbour
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Golf within 30 km No
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