Howick Golf Club

32 Musick Point Rd,

Bucklands Beach, Auckland

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 535 1001
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 535 1004
  • Fax

    +64 (0)9 535 1002

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Clifftop and residential..

  • Designer:


SSS or slope






How to get there:

20 km E of Auckland centre.

Howick GC is at the end of Bucklands Beach Peninsula, a 25-minute drive from Auckland city centre. From Auckland centre take Hwy 1 south. Take the South-Eastern Hwy exit and head towards Highland Park via Pakuranga. At the lights intersecting Pakuranga Hwy and Bucklands Beach Rd, turn left onto Bucklands Beach Rd. After two roundabouts bear left, staying on Bucklands Beach Rd. After 1.5 km bear right into Clovelly Rd. After a further 1.5 km turn right into golf.

Howick Golf Club

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

Est. 1934

Howick Golf Club: Fabulously perched on the very tip of Musick Point, which juts out into the Tamaki Strait, Howick enjoys a very special location. This rolling tumbling parkland layout will test most facets of your game, while also providing many memorable vistas.

Howick's front-nine gives you one or two glimpses out onto Waitemata Harbour, a foretaste of the immensely scenic back-nine to come. The layout's closing holes occupy wonderfully rolling, clifftop terrain, with the par-4 17th and snaking, short par-5 18th played directly alongside the cliff's edge. From the tee-boxes and greens of this closing duo, the views are stunning, with the wide expanse of Waitemata Harbour and offshore islands stretching out in front of you, and the Pacific Ocean in the far distance.

This well-presented and relatively open parkland golf course contains plenty of elevation change from start to finish. The generally tightish fairways, at times requiring knee-trembling drives from the tee, are often tree-lined, but never too densely.

At times this rolling parkland layout does get a bit compact, so be alert to shouts of "fore" and stray balls unexpectedly arriving on your fairway. In keeping with many other New Zealand golf clubs, the bunkering here is modest, and not the layout's principal defence.

List of courses: Around Auckland


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Howick Golf Club offers extensive views over the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf Islands, making it one of New Zealand's most scenic, oceanside golf courses.


  • Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel / Resort

    42 The Parade, Bucklands Beach, Howick.

    +64 (0)9 535 5213

    Visit website

    Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel / Resort occupies a quiet location on the promenade of beautiful Bucklands Beach. The 15 spacious and serviced units are all well-appointed, with free internet for the first hour, direct dial phones, TV, DVDs, heating, electric blankets, hair dryers, iron & ironing board and full kitchen facilities.

    • Golf at this hotel:


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    • Golf within 30 km:

      Whitford Park; Formosa Auckland; The Grange; Auckland; Manukau; Remuera.

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