Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club Est. 1929

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Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club: Here among the sand dunes behind the beautiful Paraparaumu beach, all the challenge and thrill of links golf is contained in these 18 excellent golf holes. Forested mountains on one side and the sea (never clearly in view) on the other, sets the context for this wonderful layout. Often found in World Top 100 rankings, make no mistake, this is a superb layout that will test every part of your game. Set amongst the natural and open contouring of the dunes, the fairways pitch and roll in every direction; but you'd best not stray too far from the short stuff - deep grassy rough awaits wayward drives. Bunkering is mainly used to guard the well-paced greens, with steep run-offs also found beside many of the putting surfaces. If two holes can be highlighted amongst such links riches, then the blind-drive par-4 15th is very special and the short par-3 16th is an absolute gem (modelled it would seem on Royal Troon's famous 8th - the Postage Stamp). The world's best courses have a habit of attracting the world's best players - no wonder this is where Tiger Woods choose to compete in his debut New Zealand Open.

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Making Contact

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
Kapiti Road,
Paraparaumu Beach, Wellington 5252
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)4 902 8200
Pro Shop   +64 (0)4 902 8216
Fax

  +64 (0)4 902 8201

Email   office@paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz
Website   www.paraparaumubeachgolfclub.co.nz
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Kevin Smith
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Links-style.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential setting.
 
Designer: Current design by Alex Russell (1949).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6014 5490 5198
Par 71 71 73
SSS or Slope 72.1 69.6 73
 
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How2Get There?

50 km N of Wellington
From Hwy 1 in the centre of Paraparaumu, turn into Kapiti Road at traffic lights, direction Paraparaumu Beach. After 4 km golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$150 (non-NZ affiliated visitors). Reduced rates for NZ residents, NZ-affiliated golfers and juniors. [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. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Despite its relatively short history, no other golf club has hosted more New Zealand Opens than Paraparaumu Beach. Among the many big name winners of this Championship who have triumphed on Paraparaumu's links, are no lesser names than Peter Thomson (Aus), Corey Pavin (USA) and home-grown talent, Michael Campbell - see Tournaments section (by Venue). A plaque on the 18th fairway marks the spot from which Grant Waite, in the 1992 NZ Open, scored an albatross two, hitting a 2-iron into the cup from well over 200 metres out. Many Kiwis, rather than saying every vowel of "Parapara-umu" abbreviate this Maori name to "Parapa-ram" - a tad easier to say and remember. From the beach at Paraparaumu you can see nearby Kapiti Island and the distant capes and inlets at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 6th best course of the 400 courses in New Zealand.
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Location

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Latitude: (-40.892178)
Longitude: (174.984060)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Raumati Sands Resort 
4 - 8 Matatua Rd, Raumati Beach
+64 (0)4 299 0155
www.raumatisands.co.nz



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Copperfield Seaside Motel 3-star
7 - 13 Seaview Rd, Paraparaumu Beach
+64 (0)4 902 6414
www.seasidemotel.co.nz



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