Gulf Harbour Country Club

This championship course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and has hosted the New Zealand Open

Gulf Harbour CC

Designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., Gulf Harbour was opened in 1997 and hosted the 1998 World Cup of Golf. The course features significant changes in elevation and magnificent sea views, with the back nine offering superb vistas of the Hauraki Gulf.

Located on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, only 40 mins outside of Auckland's downtown area, the "Trilogy" of 15th, 16th and 17th challenge golfers of all levels when the winds are blowing.The front 9 of this course has more hills than the back 9, which moves toward the water.

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Signature Holes:

7th, Par-3: This 328 yard par-4 is a superb risk/reward hole which showcases Jones' excellent use of water. A dogleg flanked by a lake tempts long hitters to go straight at the green.

16th: A par-4 dogleg right winding along the cliff tops. Measuring 460 yards, long hitters will be tempted to shortcut across the water and onto the green. Failure to carry the distance risks the ball landing on a downslope off of the green toward the cliff face. Success however is measured with an Eagle attempt.

17th: Par-5 552 yard hole follows the edge of a cliffside high above the breakers.

Customer reviews

We are near the end of our New Zealand trip. It has been terrific and amazing. Each stop was unique. First at Tara Iti... now Cape Kidnappers. It is perfectly designed and managed. Great staff and service.The golf course is beautiful and the Kiwi hunt very special... Thank for your help in all the planning.

—Jay K., Jackson, WY

My wife and I, along with Sandy and George, arrived home about two weeks ago from a trip to New Zealand that you facilitated. The four of us have been traveling together for 47 years after meeting in a small Bed & Breakfast in London in 1971.  We have traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, United States, and South America.

New Zealand was a distant stretch for us, and then we asked Julie for help on the recommendation of friends and she took us to you.  And that was our lucky day!

The five weeks we spent in New Zealand were possibly the most seamless, best organized trip we have ever experienced.  The accommodations were outstanding, everyone of them. The accommodations fit very well with the itinerary that we gave to you. Each and everyone exceeded our expectations from Auckland to Invercargill.  The people we met in the B&Bs were very accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. We did not consider them as hosts but rather New Zealand friends.  The food was excellent.  Tour suggested excursions were always right on target.

I believe the only thing that would have made the trip better was to stay longer.  This was meant to be a onetime experience, but already there has been suggestions of a return.

Thank you for your part of this fantastic adventure!

—Carol and Bob P., PA, USA