Lakes Resort - Pauanui

100 Augusta Drive (off Hikuai Settlement Rd),

Pauanui, Coromandel Peninsula

  • Office

    +64 (0)7 864 9999
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)7 864 5106
  • Fax

    +64 (0)7 864 9309
  • Golf pro

    Richard Ellis (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside, forest and wetlands.

  • Designer:

    Sid Puddicombe Associates

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6171
5412
4839
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
74.1
69.8
72

Location

Latitude:

-37.062510

Longitude:

175.839851

How to get there:

145 km E of Auckland centre

From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel south on Hwy 1 for approx 50 km, then take exit 477 onto Hwy 2 direction Coromandel Peninsula. After 32 km turn left onto Hwy 25 direction Thames / Coromandel Peninsula. After 24 km take Hwy 25A direction Pauanui. After 25 km take Hwy 25 north direction Pauanui. After 2 - 3 km turn right off Hwy 25 direction Pauanui. After 6km turn right into Lakes Resort.

Lakes Resort - Pauanui

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

Est. 2004

Lakes Resort - Pauanui: Nestling down in a bowl of forested hills, approx 5 kms in from the coast, this excellently designed, constructed and maintained course is a New Zealand favourite.

A few of the early holes are lined by real estate, but only a few. The majority of the course is played away from any housing, often alongside one of several small lakes. Best of all, parts of the back-nine meander through some very natural swamp-like wetlands - here the course is at its most natural. On one occasion, between the 4th and 5th holes, you'll take a boardwalk through an area of wetland, intriguingly lined by Maori carvings.

The bunkering on this Sid Puddicombe design is excellent, not least at the par-5 17th, let's just call it "bunker alley". The 14th is one of many attractive holes, a tight par-4 with swamp on either side.

A picturesque characteristic of the course is the surrounding scenery ... wooded hills that provide a constantly changing backdrop as you journey round. Definitely a resort course with a wonderfully natural persona - lakes and all!

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Visitors

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

Good

Did you know?

The tee-box markers here at the Lakes Resort depict indigenous species of New Zealand birds: a Tui (men's back-tee), Pukeko (men's tee), Fantail (men's front tee), Kiwi (women's tee).

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    100 Augusta Drive, Lakes Resort, Pauanui

    +64 (0)7 864 9999

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