Whangarei Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Whangarei Golf Club Est. 1907

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Whangarei Golf Club: Although the front nine at Whangarei (also known as Mount Denby) has its moments, it sometimes comes up a tad short of expectations, with several small, unbunkered greens, and a couple of fairly weak holes at the par-3 4th and par-4 9th. Other holes make a better impression, not least the undulating par-4 6th. Standing alongside the 6th tee is the most extraordinary Norfolk pine, its two trunks spiralling skywards in all manner of directions - a remarkable tree, famed throughout Whangarei. The elevated 6th green provides terrific views back over Whangarei before a certain level of mediocrity takes over again, but only up to the 10th. The back nine could be a different course altogether. Full of interesting holes, a downhill par-5 to start, then a more twisting par-5. The 12th, 13th and 14th are all excellent par-4's and the par-3 15th over water is terrific. If ever there was a course of two halves, then perhaps this is it, but its the twin-trunked pine that really steals the show.

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Making Contact

Whangarei Golf Club
Denby Crescent, Tikipunga,
Whangarei, Northland 
New Zealand
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Office   +64 (0)9 437 0775
Pro Shop   +64 (0)9 437 0775
Fax

  +64 (0)9 437 1984

Email   mtdenby@paradise.net.nz
Website   www.whangareigolfclub.co.nz
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Golf Pro
 
Neil Van Vliet
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside and residential.
 
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6023 5656 5073
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 71.1 69 72.8
 
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How2Get There?

4 km N of Whangarei
From Hwy 1 at southern end of Whangarei, turn right into Tarewa Rd, direction City Centre. After 1.5 km at roundabout take Bank St. After 2 km at traffic lights keep right and follow Mill Road direction Tikipunga. After 3 km turn left into Denby Crescent direction Golf Club. After 1 km where road bends sharply right, turn left into golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: NZ$60. 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
Excellent
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Did you know?

Whangarei GC (originally known as Marsden GC), moved to its current Mount Denby home in 1916. Since that time the present 18-hole layout has steadily been created. | Nearby Whangarei Harbour was originally known in Maori as Teranga Paraoa (water in which whales run). As European settlers arrived, the name Whangarei was adopted, combining Whanga (harbour) and Rei (cherished possession). | At the heart of Whangarei is an award winning waterfront development, a popular haven for visiting yachts. The development includes the popular Claphams Clocks collection, art and craft galleries, speciality shops, cafes and restaurants. | Whangarei Falls, located 5 km northeast of the city, is a popular tourist attraction. | Whangarei is pronounced "Fungerai"; in NZ place names "Wh" is pronounced "F".

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Location

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Latitude: (-35.685152)
Longitude: (174.320626)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Kingsgate Hotel 3-star
9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei
+64 (0)9 438 0284
www.kingsgatehotels.co.nz



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Whangarei; Sherwood Park
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Golf within 30 km No
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Pohutukawa Lodge 
362 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei
+64 (0)9 430 8634
www.pohutukawalodge.co.nz



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Whangarei; Sherwood Park
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Golf within 30 km No
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