The PGA-rated Gulf Harbour Country Club is one of those outstanding courses which builds the golfing experience gradually across the course of a round. Gulf Harbour offers spectacular finishing holes, ocean views and rolling terrain, all of which combine to make it one of the most exciting golfing experiences in New Zealand. Laid out across the Whangaparaoa Peninsula with panoramic views across the Waitemata Harbour, Gulf Harbour is just 45 minutes outside of Auckland’s thriving central business district.
The 16th hole known as 'te moko', usually leaves a strong impression with a single bunker protecting the green, from which players can savour the 270-degree sea views. The second shot flirts with the rock cliffs and requires nerve as well as talent making it a true risk and reward hole. A member-owned club since 2008, Gulf Harbour Country Club is considered one of New Zealand's finest – having made Golf Digest's lists for top 100 courses outside the United States as well as the top five in New Zealand. This Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course is the home club of Kiwi Pro Lydia Ko and played host to the 1998 World Cup of Golf and New Zealand Open in 2005 & 2006.
- Year of Opening - 1997
- Designer - Robert T Jones Jr.
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 6013 Yards