The Dunes Golf Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Dunes Golf Resort Est. 1988

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The Dunes Golf Resort: The beachfront development of Matarangi boasts a championship golf course, which is somewhat schizophrenic in character. The front nine starts with two very good, tight tree-lined par-4's, and then becomes rather American in character. The outward holes weave their way inbetween new real estate that is springing-up fast, with water hazards on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th holes. On the 4th and 5th holes there is the possibility of momentarily halting your game should light aircraft be landing or taking-off from the adjacent grass-strip runway. The back-nine however is dramatically different, and thankfully will stay that way. Located at the far-end of a sand spit, it comprises several excellent holes in a compact and natural area of high pine trees, with wonderful views onto the Pacific and into the Matarangi inlet and Whangapoua Harbour. The views and surroundings at the 11th tee are a real touch of paradise. Throughout, the fairways are well maintained and the bunkering not overdone, although you may find the greens a tad on the slow side.

At this Stay & Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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Making Contact

The Dunes Golf Resort
Matarangi Drive, Matarangi RD2,
Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula 3592
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)7 866 5394
Pro Shop   +64 (0)7 866 5394
Fax

  +64 (0)7 866 2852

Email   thedunes@matarangi.co.nz
Website   www.thedunesmatarangi.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Seaside and residential.
 
Designer: Bob Charles
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6176 5778 5341
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 72.8 70.9 73.8
 
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How2Get There?

180 km W of Auckland
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 turn left (and stay on Hwy 25) direction Coromandel Town. After 55 km turn right direction Whitianga (still on Hwy 25). After 21 km (of very twisting roads) turn left direction Matarangi. After 1 km enter Matarangi Resort. After 3 km golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$70 (non-NZ affiliated visitor). Reduced rates for NZ-affiliated golfers. [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
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

A plaque at the 2nd tee reminds us that the course is dedicated to greenkeeper Peter Moore-Jones and his assistant Peter Ansin who constructed this layout, but both tragically died in a helicopter accident in 1994.

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Location

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Latitude: (-36.729639)
Longitude: (175.646195)
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Matarangi Beach Estates 
Matarangi Drive, Matarangi, RD2 Whitianga
+64 (0)7 866 5395
www.matarangi.co.nz



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