Wairakei International Golf Course


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Wairakei International Golf Course Est. 1970

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Wairakei International Golf Course: A bunker-strewn par-5 gets you underway on this superbly presented and excellently maintained Top 10 New Zealand golf course. The general environment is pine-forested hills, although many other species also adorn the mainly tree-lined fairways, including palms, birch and several more exotic bushes and grasses. The layout includes many elevation changes, which adds to the character and definition of each hole, as well as providing for several wonderfully elevated tees, and occasionally some great views onto the surrounding hills. Water hazards in the form of small lakes and streams play their part in creating a very attractive golf setting, and excellent (ponga-walled) bunkering provides the final touches. The greens, although good, seemed a bit slow and bobbly when we played the course, but did not detract from the overall highly pleasurable experience of playing at Wairakei.

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

Wairakei International Golf Course
State Highway 1,
Taupo, Waikato 2730
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)7 374 8152
Pro Shop   +64 (0)7 374 8152
Fax

  +64 (0)7 374 8289

Email   info@wairakeigolf.co.nz
Website   www.wairakeigolfcourse.co.nz
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Golf Pro
 
Steven Jessup
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Academy
 
Wairakei School of Golf
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and open countryside.
 
Designer: Collaborative design by Cmdr John Harris, Mike Wolveridge and Peter Thomson.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6444 5853 5084
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 70.0 71.5
 
At the Same Location:
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How2Get There?

7 km N of Taupo
From the centre of Taupo head north on Hwy 1. After 7 km Wairakei International golf is on your left (and Wairakei Resort accommodation is less than 1 km further on, on your right). 3.5 - 4 hours drive from Auckland.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$175 (non-NZ affiliated visitor). Reduced rates for replay rounds, and for 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
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Wairakei International was commissioned and built by the New Zealand Government's Tourist Hotel Corporation as a green-fee paying golf venue, which would be of international standard and be available to all golfing visitors to the area.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 7th best course of the 400 courses in New Zealand.
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Location

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Latitude: (-38.636869)
Longitude: (176.087816)
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Wairakei Resort 4-star
State Highway 1, Taupo
+64 (0)7 374 8021
www.wairakei.co.nz



Golf at this hotel Wairakei Intl.
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Outrigger Terraces Resort 
80 - 100 SH5 Taupo
+64 (0)7 378 7080
www.outrigger.com



Golf at this hotel No
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