Overview

At a Glance

  • When

    Offer valid for stays up to 30th November 2021

  • Package

    4 nights, 3 games

  • Accommodation

    4 nights in a Deluxe Suite at Kauri Cliffs Lodge

  • Golf

    Complimentary golf while staying on site (note: Temporary greens in play)

  • Drive

    Airport transfers to and from the lodge. We can also arrange for car hire if preferred.

  • Pricing

    From NZD$3,595pp (Twin share) for stays up to 15th Oct

    from NZD$5,995pp (Twin share) for stays 15th Oct to 30th Nov

                               ** based on 2 people travelling **


Itinerary Summary

Day Golf Accommodation
Day 1 Arrive The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 2 Kauri Cliffs The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 3 Kauri Cliffs The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 4 Kauri Cliffs The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Day 5
Day 9 Wairakei International Golf Course, Depart

Itinerary Day-by-Day

Day 1
Flights Flight to New Zealand
Fly through own arrangements into Auckland and connect to a flight to Kerikeri.
Transfer to Kauri Cliffs
Accommodation
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs   (Deluxe Suite - Special Offer: Stay 4 Pay 3.) 
Kauri Cliffs consists of eleven outlying guest cottages, each with two guest suites providing twenty-two accommodation units at Kauri Cliffs.
Day 2
Golf
Kauri Cliffs | 10:00 AM tee time TBC ( Complimentary golf while staying on site. Please note that temporary greens are in use. ) 
Kauri Cliffs is one of those surreal golf experiences that avid golfers should experience at least once in their lifetime. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.
Accommodation
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs   
Day 3
Golf
Kauri Cliffs | 10:00 AM tee time TBC (Complimentary golf while staying on site. Please note that temporary greens are in use. ) 
Kauri Cliffs is one of those surreal golf experiences that avid golfers should experience at least once in their lifetime. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.
Accommodation
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs   
Day 4
Golf
Kauri Cliffs | 10:00 AM tee time TBC (Complimentary golf while staying on site. Please note that temporary greens are in use. ) 
Kauri Cliffs is one of those surreal golf experiences that avid golfers should experience at least once in their lifetime. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.
Accommodation
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs   
Day 5
Transfer back to Kerikeri airport
Flights Flight back to Australia
Fly through own arrangements back to Australia via Auckland.
Day 6
Golf
Wairakei International Golf Course | 09:00 PM tee time TBC () 
Wairakei is an international standard golf course located in the beautiful Lake Taupo region of New Zealand. The course sprawls over its expansive property using the natural contours to the fullest. Over 100 bunkers are carefully positioned to catch errant shots and cleverly placed water hazards provide both a visual beauty and challenge. Officially opened in 1970, the course lies on 450 acres of natural rolling countryside and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world class championship competition.

Golf Courses

Kauri Cliffs

Matauri Bay Rd
Matauri Bay, NZNORTH
New Zealand

Region: Northland

Kauri Cliffs

Kauri Cliffs is one of those surreal golf experiences that avid golfers should experience at least once in their lifetime. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland.

Kauri Cliffs is one of those surreal golf experiences that avid golfers should experience at least once in their lifetime. From the moment you drive into the property and head down towards the onsite accommodation at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs you feel as though you are the only person on the planet.

Kauri Cliffs is located four and a half hours north of Auckland in the Bay of Islands region and its absolute ocean frontage ensures uninterrupted views on many of the golf holes as well as from the Lodge itself.

In fact fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs, which plunge into the sea. These spectacular views can help to ease the pain of a bad golf round and you should arm yourself with a camera as countless opportunities arise for memorable photos during the round.

So what about the golf course itself? Well aside from the fifteen Pacific Ocean holes there are 3 beautiful inland holes which wind their way through marsh, forest, and farmland. The eighteen holes combine to form an interesting, enjoyable and sometimes challenging test of golf. The four sets of tees allow the golfer to choose how much fun they would like to have during the round. Kauri Cliffs is a very playable golf course which can be enjoyed by all standard of golfers.

Kauri Cliffs was also awarded Best New International Golf Course 2001 by Golf Digest and recently selected 58th Best Golf Course in the World by the accepted authority, US Golf Magazine.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6510
Architect: David Harman
Design Year: 2000

Playing Tips

1
Par 4, Length 402m

A straight away par 4. A tee shot left centre of fairway gives the best approach into the green. Be aware of the bunker and sever drop off on the left side of the green.

2
Par 4, Length 403m

The rough on the left angles sharply inward. A good drive should be hit just inside the bunkers on the right. Be cautious of the severe drop-offs to the left and back of the green.

3
Par 4, Length 326m

A great "little" golf hole with a wide open fairway. The challenge on this hole is the short second shot to a well guarded, undulating green.

4
Par 5, Length 510m

One of the great par 5's in golf. Aim tee shot inside left hand bunkers. Longer hitters will have the option of going for the green in two. Laying up, be aware of the narrowing landing area and hazard on the right.

5
Par 3, Length 183m

Less adventurous golfers should aim at the small fairway on the left hand side of the green. Consider an extra club, as you cannot afford to be short.

6
Par 4, Length 370m

A tee shot aimed to the left centre of the fairway leaves the best approach to the green. The green is elevated and very deep; so take this into consideration when selecting a club.

7
Par 3, Length 201m

Club selection is crucial on this demanding par 3. Don't let the views distract you.

8
Par 5, Length 493m

Aim your tee shot to the left centre of the fairway. A very long, narrow green greets you, fiercely protected by bunkers on the left.

9
Par 4, Length 353m

A severely uphill par 4 completes the front nine. Don't let the gully "bully" you, for a good tee-shot will easily carry. The tendency is to under club the second shot. This is a deep green where an extra club won't hurt.

10
Par 4, Length 333m

Aim tee-shot right centre of the fairway. Be aware of the hazard on the left of the fairway, which wraps around the back edge of the green.

11
Par 4, Length 385m

Aim tee-shot right centre of sloping fairway. A precise approach shot is necessary to this well guarded "island like" green. Shorter hitters should lay up short of the marsh.

12
Par 3, Length 192m

Anything short or left spells trouble on this wide, shallow, two tiered green.

13
Par 4, Length 390m

Aim your tee-shot right of the Totara trees in the far distance. This landing area will provide you with a good look at the well bunkered green.

14
Par 3, Length 211m

This long downhill par 3 overlooks the Cavalli Islands. The green is protected by deep bunkers on the right and a severe drop off on the left.

15
Par 5, Length 498m

The cliffs on the left and narrow fairway demand an accurate tee-shot. Longer hitters can reach this green in two.

16
Par 4, Length 335m

A tee-shot on the right hand side of the fairway leaves a short downhill approach. Very long hitters may risk the hazards and drive the green.

17
Par 4, Length 432m

On the tee, don't bite off more than you can chew. The large deep green will readily receive a long iron or wood.

18
Par 5, Length 493m

Drives to the left spell trouble here. Continue to favour the right side of the fairway but be mindful of the bunker 110 meters out.

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Wairakei International Golf Course

State Highway One
Taupo, NZNORTH
New Zealand

Region: Taupo

Wairakei International Golf Course

Wairakei is an international standard golf course located in the beautiful Lake Taupo region of New Zealand. The course sprawls over its expansive property using the natural contours to the fullest. Over 100 bunkers are carefully positioned to catch errant shots and cleverly placed water hazards provide both a visual beauty and challenge. Officially opened in 1970, the course lies on 450 acres of natural rolling countryside and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world class championship competition.

The Wairakei International Golf Course was built by the New Zealand government's Tourist Hotel Corporation, set midway between Auckland and Wellington, in the heart of the spectacular scenery of the Lake Taupo region. Built as a green fee facility, rather than a club facility, the course is open to all who spend their holidays in the neighbourhood of Lake Taupo.

Officially opened in 1970, the course lies on 450 acres of natural rolling countryside and was developed to meet the rigorous design standards required for world class championship competition.

The end result is a course that sprawls over the property using the natural contours to the fullest. This coupled with the 6429 metres from the championship tees and 108 large well placed bunkers, has lead to worldwide acclaim. In January 1996 US Golf Digest rated Wairakei 17th best golf course outside of the USA. This plus featuring in publications like the World Atlas of Golf, enhance our growing reputation but really it is the natural beauty and sheer experience of the property that makes Wairakei a must for both serious and casual golfers. A don't miss experience.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR: 72
Length (m): 6429
Architect: Commander John Harris, Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge
Design Year: 1970

Playing Tips

1
Par 5, Length 462m

The first and shortest of Wairakei's par 5's. A straight forwarded hole provided you avoid the 11 bunkers scattered up the fairway and around the green. Use the course guide to lay up short of the fairway bunkers close to the green or carry them if you dare. A two-tiered green places importance of distance control for your approach shot.

2
Par 3, Length 131m

The first of Wairakei's 4 very special par 3's. An intimidating tee shot from the blue tee of some 215m across a gully to a large moderately bunkered green. Check the flag location from the front tees, as the length of the green is deceiving. In all cases avoid the deep greenside bunker to the left.

3
Par 5, Length 493m

a. A par 5 which gets more demanding the closer you get to the green. A tee shot down the right hand side will generally kick back into the fairway. b. The second shot requires good placement to enable as easy shot as possible to the green. There is more room down the left side, take advantage of it to avoid the deep gully on the right. Ensure you are short or wide of the single bunker in the middle of the fairway. c. The first truly demanding approach shot. Both distance and direction are important. The green is protected by a gully on the right and large bunker to the left. The two-tier green makes for a difficult two putt if on the wrong level.

4
Par 4, Length 325m

a. A short par 4 that requires two well played shots. The tee is demanding, avoiding the large pine tree to the left is crucial. Driver is not always the club of choice as the two fairway bunkers to the right are reachable, either lay up short or shape the ball right to left. b. A difficult green to hit sitting diagonally to the fairway set in front of a spectacular old oak. Don't get carried away with the scenery a shot which is not accurate with both distance and direction will leave a different chip up to a flat green.

5
Par 3, Length 135m

A demanding par 3 from all tees choice of club is crucial to this very shallow green. If in doubt with club selection, take an extra one. Check wind direction by looking at the tree tops and flag as the tee can be deceptively calm. The problems don't stop there, the green slopes from back to front making a long two putt tricky.

6
Par 4, Length 401m

a. Yes the hole is as impressive as the view from the tee. The tee shot needs to be well struck with length more important than direction on this reasonably wide fairway. b. Your course guide and pin placement sheet will be of assistance to this elevated green. You will be well advised to avoid the deep bunker cut into the front of the green. The green itself is generous in size and flat, the hard part is getting there.

7
Par 4, Length 300m

a. A good tee shot sets up this hole well. A drive close to the right hand side of the first fairway bunker is ideal. Shape the tee shot left to right if you wish, avoid going left at all costs. b. Providing you've found the fairway your left with a straight forward shot to a large flat green. A hole most players feel they can get a shot back on, don't get lazy as the 2 bunkers will catch anything a little short.

8
Par 4, Length 323m

a. Arguably one of the most demanding holes on the course. Finding the fairway is essential for a good score on this hole. You can bite off as much as you dare down the right hand side although the risk does not always match the reward, any shot from the upper area of fairway leaves a short iron to the green. b, c & d. A second shot across water often makes for some interesting swings. The back portion of the green is a good target. A forward pin placement requires an accurate shot to avoid the water and two bunkers set into the side of the green. Regardless of your result, enjoy the scenery.

9
Par 4, Length 376m

a. A long par 4 well protected down the right with 6 fairway bunkers. A well struck tee shot shaped right to left down the fairway leaves you in good position for your second. b. Usually a longer iron is required for your second to another large green sloping slightly from back left to front right. Again two large greenside bunkers protect the green left and right with not a lot of room between them in front.

10
Par 3, Length 156m

The green is set into the side of a hill, getting wider further up the green. The hole generally plays longer than it looks as anything short will feed into one of three deep bunkers guarding the front of the green.

11
Par 4, Length 307m

a. The hole is broken into 2 segments by a small creek running across the fairway short of the green. A shot played to the same side of the fairway as the pin is on often leaves an easier second shot. b. A demanding shot is asked of the player here. The green is kidney shaped and very narrow in the middle. Distance control is essential with a deep bunker short and gully back of the green. Not a long shot but the more height the better.

12
Par 4, Length 261m

a. The second of 2 short par 4's in succession. Again requiring an accurate second shot. Not a lot to be gained with the tee shot, so long as it is not in the pond to the right of one of the 4 fairway traps you are in good position. b. Like the 11th green distance control is essential 2 bunkers cut into the hill protect the elevated green. Although the green is flat it is shallow and split into 2 sections left and right by a slope you should try to avoid.

13
Par 4, Length 356m

a. The 13th plays as one of the longest par 4's on the course. The fairway is generously wide however a tee shot down the right side provides the only direct line to the green. b. A difficult approach shot, the green is protected by a large pine tree short and left often requiring a shot to be played with right to left shape. The green is long and thin rolling off on both sides to deep greenside bunkers. Use the pin placement system to determine how far up the green the hole is. A truly challenging hole.

14
Par 5, Length 471m

a. The tee shot played down a narrow chute needs to be long and straight. Beware of the fairway bunkers left and right. b. The second shot again needs to be well struck, the decision to play left or right of the big pine should be determined by the hole location, so check your guide. c. You will have done well to be playing your 3rd from good position on the fairway but the challenge isn't over yet. The elevated split level kidney shaped green provides many problems to overcome. The left side of the green provides a larger landing area but you must be on the same level as the hole. Par on the hole is a good score in anyone's book.

15
Par 3, Length 136m

A dramatically different hole from all 3 tee locations and the last of the testing par 3's. Like most of the holes at Wairakei club selection is important, the green is large but the penalty for coming up short is heavy. The deepest part of the green is the middle and generally a good place to aim regardless of the pin position.

16
Par 4, Length 341m

a. A straight forward hole although you cannot see the landing area for your tee shot, a shot down the right hand side will generally feed back onto the fairway, however a shot pulled left leaves you struggling to find the green for 2. b. Again a large green which slopes a little right to left. The green is a lot larger than it apprears from ground level. Beware of the sucker pin back left.

17
Par 4, Length 345m

a. One of the most demanding tee shots from the blue tees, requiring a long well positioned ball. The tee shot is blind generally the right side of the fairway is preferred as it opens up the green. b. A shallow wide green can have several different pin positions. Anything left of the centre needs good distance control and the ball to stop quickly once on the green. A bail out option to the right side of the green is available however make sure the range finder on the putter is working if choosing this option.

18
Par 5, Length 482m

a. The final hole again has a well protected fairway with 3 bunkers waiting to catch a wayward drive. The length of the tee shot will determine the strategy for the rest of the hole. b. An attempt at the green can be make from a well struck drive however if you choose this option a large bunker stretches from the right side of the green out onto the right edge of the fairway so beware. A lay up over the second series of fairway bunkers leaves a short approach to the green. c. The forward half of the green slopes gradually down to the front edge while the back position is generally flat. Another large green so choose your final club wisely.

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