Wainui Golf Club

35 Windmill Drive,

Wanui, Auckland Region 0992

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 444 3437
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 444 3437
  • Golf pro

    Mike Duncumb (NZPGA, Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes.

  • Designer:

    Canadian course architect Grant Puddicombe of Puddicombe Golf.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6485
5519
4532
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Wainui course. Also at Wainui is the 9-hole Orchard course, which comprises par-3s of 80 to 130 metres, and on which Footgolf can be played.

Location

Latitude:

-36.606850

Longitude:

174.623256

How to get there:

7 km NW of Silverdale / 36 km NW of Auckland.

Wainui Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1955

Wainui Golf Club: starting out in 1955 as the Peninsula Golf Club, the club moved from its original Red Beach location to a new 27-hole set-up in 2015. The club also underwent a name change at that time. It is now home to the 18-hole Wainui championship course and the nine-hole Orchard course, both set against an iconic New Zealand rural back drop.

The 18-hole Wainui course is laid out through a pleasantly natural environment of rolling hills and streams, the holes framed by 80-year-old pines as well as strategic bunkering. Both the par-4 9th and 18th holes play back up to a large hour-glass double-green in front the modern two-storey clubhouse. Unusually for the holes here, both bring water into play as they close out each of the well-crafted nine-hole loops.

List of courses: Around Auckland

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Oct thru' April): NZ$125.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Did you know?

Originally located closer to the coast in Red Beach, the club moved to its current location with the new course opening in 2016. Coincident with the move, the original name of Peninsula Golf Club was changed in favour of Wainui, meaning "big water" or "big bay". The area around Wainui was occupied by British and Irish settlers in the 1850s.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 43rd best course in New Zealand.

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