Waitangi Golf Club

Tau Henare Drive, Paihia,

Bay of Islands, Northland

  • Office

    +64 (0)9 402 7713
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)9 402 8207
  • Fax

    +64 (0)9 402 7713
  • Golf pro

    Alex (Bonno) Bonnington

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, rural countryside and seaside.

  • Designer:


SSS or slope






How to get there:

70 km N of Whangarei

From Auckland Harbour Bridge travel north on Hwy 1 for approx 210 km, then turn onto Hwy 11 direction Paihia / Bay of Islands. After approx 16 km turn off Hwy 11 (north of Paihia) and follow direction Waitangi. After approx 3 km (and after crossing narrow bridge over the Waitangi River) golf is on your left.

Waitangi Golf Club

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

Est. 1947

Waitangi Golf Club: Although not of championship length, nor perhaps championship quality in all areas, the Waitangi course is still a hot favourite with locals and visitors alike.

After a very pleasant parkland front nine, with lightly tree-lined undulating fairways, the back-nine is immediately more open, more wind-prone and wonderfully more photogenic. Just about every hole has spectacular views of the Bay of Islands and the Pacific Ocean.

At the tee-boxes of the par-3 12th and short par-4 15th you'll be down at the waters edge, with the group behind hoping you don't delay too long while admiring the superb vista.

Sometimes regarded as a great "holiday" course, Waitangi is more than that. Players of all levels will enjoy playing here - while the memory card in your camera better have plenty of capacity before you start the back-nine!

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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.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Very close to the golf course are the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds. It was here in 1840, that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by 50 Maori chiefs and various representatives of the British government. The treaty provided the Maori population with many of the rights and protections of British subjects, in exchange for giving Queen Victoria the right to acquire land.

Not surprisingly however, the Treaty became a source of considerable further discussion, conflict and legislation, especially as separate Maori and English language versions of the Treaty were drawn up. A trip to the Visitor Centre is recommended if you want to understand this key place in New Zealand's history.

Published ranking

New Zealand's 50th best course (Australian Golf Digest, 2023/24).


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