Mangawhai Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Mangawhai Golf Club Est. 1979

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Mangawhai Golf Club: In the developing seaside resort of Mangawhai Heads, lies one of New Zealand's hidden gems, a golf course which is growing in popularity and stature. The front and back nines loop out-and-back from the clubhouse, both containing a marvellous run of four holes that take you into some natural "wilderness" areas. Whereas newer tree-planting occupies much of the rest of the course, these wilderness stretches abound with tall pines, sub-tropical vegetation, swamp (to be played across on the wonderful par-4 3rd) and many natural flowers. The layout is always interesting, constantly undulating (but never tiringly so), with strong holes all the way, a good variety of slopey and flatter greens, and all done without too much bunkering (as is the case with many of New Zealand's courses). Some of the drives are also pretty tight (especially at the par-4 5th and 14th holes). Sea views are limited to a brief glimpse at the 12th and 18th back-tees, but the excellent layout, undulations and naturalness of the course are in themselves quite a feast for the eye.

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Making Contact

Mangawhai Golf Club
Molesworth Drive,
Mangawhai Heads, Northland 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)9 431 4807
Pro Shop   +64 (0)9 431 4807
Fax

  +64 (0)9 431 4300

Email   mangawhai@paradise.net.nz
Website   www.mangawhaigolf.co.nz
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and woodland.
 
Designer: Harry Dale
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 5947 5466 4911
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.5 69.1 71.8
 
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How2Get There?

55 km S of Whangarei
From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel north on Hwy 1 for approx 82 km (i.e. 7 km north of Wellsford). Turn right off Hwy 1 direction Mangawhai. After 20 km turn right at T-junction direction Mangawhai Heads. After 150 metres turn left into Molesworth Drive direction Mangawhai Heads / Golf Club. After 4 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes (rates in parens if NZ Golf affiliated): weekdays NZ$45(35); weekends NZ$55(45). [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.  Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The small town of Mangawhai ("The Place of Te Whai, where the streams meet") has seen recent expansion as the popularity of its beaches and natural environment have slowly grown. Previously it was used as a small timber port by early settlers. Before that its notoriety came from being the first place where a major battle between Maori tribes was decided through the use of muskets.

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Location

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Latitude: (-36.098718)
Longitude: (174.586562)
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Mangawhai Lodge 
4 Heather Street, Mangawhai Heads, Northland
+64 (0)9 431 5311
www.seaviewlodge.co.nz



Golf at this hotel No
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Milestone Cottages 
27 Moir Point, Mangawhai Heads
+64 (0)9 431 4018
www.milestonecottages.co.nz



Golf at this hotel No
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