- Monday8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday9 AM – 5 PM
- Wednesday8 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday7 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday7 AM – 5 PM
- Sunday7 AM – 5 PM
More info He pārongo atu anōVisit website
With panoramic views like Kauri Cliffs, Gulf Harbour Country Club sits prettily on the northern surrounds of Auckland – you can even ferry there from the city. This top-ranked golf course has some serious claim to fame, too, hosting the 1998 World Cup of Golf and designed by world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. It’s even been tapped as a firm favourite for New Zealand superstar Lydia Ko.
Rolling hillside offers plenty of challenges for golfers, who can practise at the on-site driving range. The legendary 16th hole is a tough one to crack, but you’ll be rewarded with incredible views across Shakespear Regional Park and the glittering harbour. Be sure to enjoy a glass of wine or beer at Ferntinental Café, which overlooks the 18th fairway and features an all-day menu – the 'Mighty Beer Burger' is worth the hype.
Location Te wāhi
180 Gulf Harbour Drive, WhangaparāoaPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
It’s around an hour’s drive to Gulf Harbour Country Club from the city. Alternatively, take a downtown ferry to Gulf Harbour, a 19-minute walk from the club.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Gulf Harbour Country Club permits soft spikes only – leave the metal-spiked golf shoes at home.