Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club

30 Hospital Rd,

Otahuhu, Auckland 1640

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 276 6149
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 259 8204
  • Fax

    +61 (0)9 276 1529
  • Golf pro

    Marcus Wheelhouse (PGA, Director of Teaching).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original design at this location was by the club's professional Fred Hood, with bunkering advised by D.G. Souter. Significant subsequent alterations were made by English course architect C.H. Redhead (1924), Peter Thomson (1975, 1989, 2002) and Mike Wolveridge (1984). RAGCC's new 27-hole course was designed by Nicklaus Design.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6207
5517
5097
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.0
69.1
72.2

Location

Latitude:

-36.959014

Longitude:

174.839177

How to get there:

16 km SE of Auckland centre

From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel south on Hwy 1 for approx 15 km, then take exit 441 (Princes St / Otahuhu), and follow Princes St direction Otahuhu. After 1 km turn left onto Atkinson Ave. After 1 km turn right onto Mangere Rd. After o.6 km turn left into Hospital Rd. After o.6 km (just after Kings College) golf is on your left.

Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1894

Royal Auckland & Grange Golf Club (aka "Middlemore"): Once separated by a creek (a tributary of the Tamaki River), the historic golf clubs of Royal Auckland and Grange initiated a bold merger in 2017. From their combined 36 holes, a new 27-hole course emerged, with 13 holes on the Grange side of the creek, and 14 on the Royal Auckland side. Two bridges sit between the two sections of the newly merged Nicklaus Design 27-hole layout.

The pre-merger Royal Auckland layout was an outstanding example of a gently undulating, tree-lined, parkland golf course. It was granted its "Royal" prefix in 2010, and remains one of the most private clubs in Auckland.

The immaculate fairways, on which you are hard pressed to find a single weed, are lined with a splendid variety of trees, large and small. These same fairways are generally wide enough to invite use of the driver from the tee, provided you hit reasonably straight. The terrain here is gently undulating and gives plenty of character to the well-crafted holes.

The par-3 7th, played from tee-to-green across water, is one of the layout's most memorable. The start of the back-nine, with a short and heavily bunkered par-3, and two short par-4s, is where the best birdie opportunities occur. Elsewhere, and especially if playing from the back tees, you'll need to work for those pars and birdies, and beware the hidden dips in front of several greens. The good-sized and reasonably fast-paced putting surfaces will thoroughly test your skills with the "short stick."

Legendary golfer and course architect Peter Thompson made several enhancements to the Auckland course since the 1970s. His changes ensured Middlemore continued to provide an excellent golfing challenge, as well as a thoroughly enjoyable walk in an immaculately presented parkland oasis. Always a Royal by nature, since 2010 a Royal by name as well.

List of courses: Around Auckland

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club, with very restricted outside visitor play. Overseas visitors should contact the Club regarding playing possibilities.

Green fees

International visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Oct thru' June): NZ$425; NZ residents (non-Auckland) NZ$300. Golf cart fee NZ$60 (per cart).

Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Royal Auckland & Grange is one of two golf clubs in New Zealand honoured by exercise of the Sovereign's royal prerogative. Queen Elizabeth II conferred the Royal titles on Wellington Golf Club in 2004 and Auckland Golf Club in 2010.

Royal Auckland GC has hosted many top level national competitions including the New Zealand Open on several occasions. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Royal Auckland GC.

Published ranking

New Zealand's 15th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2023/24).

Where2Stay

  • Hilton Auckland4-star

    Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland

    +64 (0)9 978 2000

    Visit website

    Fabulous harbour views and located in the heart of Auckland's busiest tourist area - Princes Wharf.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Royal Auckland GC; The Grange; Titirangi; Manukau

  • Quality Inn Manukau

    447 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland

    +64 (0)9 277 7320

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Auckland GC; The Grange; Manukau

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Formosa Auckland; Titirangi

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