Best golf courses: Around Auckland

Around Auckland: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
On application
Auckland
Hood & Souter

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Auckland

Designer

Original design at this location was by the club's professional Fred Hood, with bunkering advised by D.G. Souter. Significant subsequent alterations were made by English course architect C.H. Redhead (1924), Peter Thomson (1975, 1989, 2002) and Mike Wolveridge (1984). RAGCC's new 27-hole course was designed by Nicklaus Design.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Visitors welcome

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Auckland

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Dr Alister MacKenzie redesigned the course (1926), which remains largely the same to this day.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2015)
Auckland
Various

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(Closed in 2015)

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Auckland

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Recent alterations designed by Greg Turner (1998) and Chris Pitman (2006).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Merged in 2007)
Auckland
Unknown

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(Merged in 2007)

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Auckland

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Unknown

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Bourke, Glasgow & Sim

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Auckland

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John Bourke, Alex Glasgow & Malcolm Sim

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Babbage, Harold

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Auckland

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Original course dates from 1934. Current layout resulted from a significant redesign by Harold Babbage (1968).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Auckland

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Robert Trent Jones Jr

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Eccles, Jack

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Auckland

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Jack Eccles and the original Whitford Park Development Committee laid out the course.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Puddicombe, Grant

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Auckland

Designer

Canadian course architect Grant Puddicombe of Puddicombe Golf.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Thomson, Brett

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Visitors welcome

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Auckland

Designer

Brett Thomson (of RBT Design) in collaboration with course consultant Phil Tataurangi.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Charles, Bob

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Auckland

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Bob Charles

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Unknown

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3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Auckland
Unknown

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Auckland

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3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Auckland
Unknown

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