Manawatu

Having hosted a number of elite golfing events for the country this parkland course is a piece of New Zealand history as it is the oldest on the North Island.

Manawatu GC

Considered the oldest course in New Zealand Manawatu's history dates back to 1895. This parkland course plays at a shorter 6600 yards but still provides a challenge through its tight fairways and fast rolling greens. White sand bunkers protect greens throughout, and golfers will noticed that the grounds are beautifully manicured.

Located near Palmerston North, Manawatu Golf Club winds along the Manawatu River, and its seasonal rhododendron bushes color the landscape in pinks, reds and yellows.

Info Play and Signature Holes

4th: Called "Devil's Own", this par-3 hole chases 133 meters of bunkers and coastline.

10th: Par-4, dogleg left demands a well placed approach mid-iron to an elevated green which slopes back-to-front.


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Customer reviews

Frank. Debi and I thank you for our wonderful trip to NZ. You and Bill are special people, and we look forward to keeping you as extended family! You are certainly welcome back anytime, and we will look forward to seeing your wonderful family if/when we get out to LA-- maybe Clippers in the playoffs? Blessings to your family.

I will get with Debi, and see which pictures make us look the youngest! If you need any "references or testimonials" that I could share, just let me know how I can help.

—Carlan and Deb Y., Oklahoma City (2016)

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean S., Chapel Hill, NC