Whakatane Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Whakatane Golf Club Est. 1932

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Whakatane Golf Club: Sheltered from and out of sight of the sea, Whakatane feels and looks more like a parkland layout than a traditional links course - you'll see farmland views rather than sea views from the course. The terrain is very gently undulating, easy walking, with a nice variety of trees and flowers adorning the course - the trees never too dense to make ball-finding difficult. The combination of taller, more mature trees on the back nine, and a more interesting layout gives the back nine the edge over the front in terms of golfing interest and challenge - even though it is a par-34 to the front nine's 36. Straight hitting would definitely help your scoring here, with the first five holes all gun-barrel straight, and several later holes as well. Greenkeeping is generally very good, the greens even-paced and not too slopey, with good bunkering around them.

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Making Contact

Whakatane Golf Club
Golf Links Rd,
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)7 308 8117
Pro Shop   +64 (0)7 308 7921
Fax

  +64 (0)7 308 0247

Email   info@whakatanegolf.com
Website   www.whakatanegolf.com
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Grant James
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6018 5676 5166
Par 70 70 71
SSS or Slope 71 68.8 71.8
 
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How2Get There?

72 km E of Tauranga
From the western side of Whakatane take direction Tauranga / Airport. Approx 4 km outside Whakatane turn right into Thornton Road. After o.5 km turn right into Golf Links Road. After 1.5 km turn left into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$35. Reduced NZ Golf affiliated rates. [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.  Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Whakatane is a place rich in Maori history, known as the birthplace of Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud). It was here that the great Polynesian navigator Toi te Huatahi first landed. The remains of his pa (fortress), on the highest point of the Whakatane Heads, is now the site of the Wairaka Marae. Two centuries later, another great Polynesian canoe, Mataatua, landed here bringing with it the kumara plant. This was to become the staple diet of the Maori throughout NZ and is still a popular vegetable today. With magnificant beaches and bays, Whakatane, enjoys a reputation as one of the three sunniest spots in the country. Whakatane is pronounced "Fuckatanee" - no kidding !

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Location

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Latitude: (-37.930236)
Longitude: (176.939229)
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Barringtons Motor Lodge 
34 Landing Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
+64 (0)7 308 4273
www.barringtonsmotorlodge.co.nz



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Tuscany Villas Motor Inn 
57 The Strand, Whakatane
+64 (0)7 308 2244
www.tuscanyvillas.co.nz



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