Titirangi Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Titirangi Golf Club Est. 1909

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Titirangi Golf Club: With the honour of being the only Alister MacKenzie design in New Zealand, you'd expect something special at Titirangi, and you won't be disappointed. The great man's philosophy, "retain the environment's natural beauty, utilise its natural hazards and minimise artificiality," is certainly clear to see.

This superbly crafted layout not only conforms to type, but also (in keeping with MacKenzie designs) doesn't reveal all its secrets at a first acquaintance - so don't expect to beat your handicap on a first, or perhaps subsequent visit. Two shortish opening par-4s may look tempting enough, but things get more challenging thereafter, especially as you cross over Golf Road to the longer par-4 3rd and wonderful downhill par-3 4th.

Although located in a busy Auckland suburb, the course maintains a very natural feel, with predominantly tree-lined holes, interspersed with others that exude a more open, almost links-like character. Titirangi's recent bunker restoration programme, in keeping with the original design, has given a wonderfully challenging edge to the holes and created a handsomely attractive appearance throughout. There is plenty of elevation change along the way, while water puts in one or two telling appearances, as at the downhill, doglegging par-4 8th.

Our pick of the holes is the par-3 11th (Redan), not overly long, but one from MacKenzie's top-drawer. Although there is not too much to look at beyond the course, this iconic Auckland layout is up there with the best, guaranteed to keep discerning golfers coming back time and again.

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Making Contact

Titirangi Golf Club
Links Road,
New Lynn, Waitakere, Auckland 0640
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)9 827 5749
Pro Shop   +64 (0)9 826 5580
Fax

  +64 (0)9 827 8125

Email   manager.titirangi@golf.co.nz
Website   www.titirangigolf.co.nz
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Golf Pro
 
Doug White (Golf Director)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Dr Alister MacKenzie redesigned the course (1926), which remains largely the same to this day.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6054 5671 4843
Par 70 70 73
SSS or Slope 71.9 69.7 70.2
 
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How2Get There?

12 km SW of Auckland centre
From Auckland centre travel west on Hwy 16 for approx 5 km, and take exit Great North Road, direction New Lynn. After 1.6 km bear left into Blockhouse Bay Road (Route 11). After 3.6 km turn right into Bolton Street. After 1 km turn right into Portage Road. After 150 metres turn left into Links Road. After 100 metres golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$150 (non-NZ affiliated visitors). Reduced rates for 9-hole rounds, and for juniors and 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; more restricted on 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
Good
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Did you know?

Titirangi has hosted the New Zealand Open on multiple occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Titirangi).

On each of the impressive log-like tee-box markers, some of the golfing greats impart their wisdom. At the 9th, Jack Nicklaus advises us to "learn to manage the game's two main adversaries - the course and yourself". The Maori word "Titirangi" means "long streaks of cloud in the sky", and is sometimes said to mean "fringe of heaven."

Titirangi is the only Alister MacKenzie designed golf course in New Zealand. Its signature par-3 11th is called "Redan," a type of hole most commonly associated with golf architect Charles B. Macdonald. The term "Redan" is taken from a type of military fortification. According to Macdonald's oft-quoted description: "take a narrow tableland, tilt it a little from right to left, dig a deep bunker on the front side, approach it diagonally and you have a Redan". The original "Redan" is the 15th hole on the West Links of North Berwick.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 8th best course of the 400 courses in New Zealand.
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Location

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Latitude: (-36.917012)
Longitude: (174.686603)
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New Haven Motel 
3162 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland
+64 (0)9 827 2013
www.new-haven.co.nz



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Hilton Auckland 4-star
Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland
+64 (0)9 978 2000
www.auckland.hilton.com

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

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