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Wairakei International Golf Course

State Highway 1,

Taupo, Waikato 2730

  • Office

    +64 (0)7 374 8152
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)7 374 8152
  • Fax

    +64 (0)7 374 8289
  • Golf pro

    Steven Jessup
  • Academy

    Wairakei School of Golf

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.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6444
5853
5084
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.3
70.0
71.5

At the same location:

9-hole Resort course

Location

Latitude:

-38.636869

Longitude:

176.087816

How to get 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.

Wairakei International Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1970

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.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$175.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 7th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Wairakei Resort4-star

    State Highway 1, Taupo

    +64 (0)7 374 8021

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Wairakei Intl.

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Taupo

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Outrigger Terraces Resort

    80 - 100 SH5 Taupo

    +64 (0)7 378 7080

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Taupo; Wairakei Intl.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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