Many find sanctuary on a golf course but it is rare to find a golf course that is a sanctuary. But that is exactly what owner Gary Lane achieved with help from England’s leading golf course architect, John Harris, Michael Wolveridge and Australian Peter Thomson - 5 times winner of the British Open. Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is situated in the Wairakei Tourist Park which is an extraordinary geothermal area in the heart of the spectacular scenery of the Lake Taupo region between Auckland and Wellington.
Worldwide acclaim has been given to the sprawling golf course that lies on 180 hectares of natural rolling countryside and uses natural contours to the fullest with 108 large well placed bunkers. In 2010, Wairakei was voted New Zealand’s #1 golf course by Golf Update readers and also in a survey of golf industry leaders. It is the natural beauty and sheer experience of the property that makes Wairakei a must for both serious and casual golfers.
- Year of Opening - 1970
- Designer - John Harris, Michael Wolveridge & Peter Thomson
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 7065 Yards