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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 dally 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

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$55.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

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, where, in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by up to 50 Maori chiefs and representatives of the British government. In exchange for giving Queen Victoria the right to acquire land, the treaty provided the Maori population with many of the rights and protections of British subjects. Not surprisingly however, with separate Maori and English language versions, the Treaty became a source of considerable further discussion and subsequent legislation. A trip to the Visitor Centre is recommended if you want to understand this key part of New Zealand's history and current race relations policies.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 44th best course in New Zealand.


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