Carrington Estate

Located on a massive resort on the Karikari peninsula this course is both modern in length and design

Set on the picturesque Karikari Peninsula, Carrington is located close enough to the ocean to experience on-shore winds but far enough away to be more of a wetlands course in design. The open layout provides holes with sweeping views of the nearby beach as well as dense flax and challenging bunkering.

For those who may have played this course prior to the Matt Dye (nephew of Pete Dye) 2003 redesign you may not recognize much from the past. The back nine of the course underwent significant changes and, as a whole, this track now plays at a very modern 7200+ yard length, while offering the ability to accommodate tee boxes for players of all abilities.

Located within a resort between bodies of water this course actually plays as an inland course with a view. It encompasses a variety of terrain (although not links style) and features the challenge of water throughout. A claim to fame is that this track boasts both one of the longest and shortest holes presented in the country, however the views of the ocean, wetlands and beach are enough to keep one's attention. No gimmicks needed.

In 2015 Shanghai CRED announced plans to develop conference center, ships and a large hotel on the premises. If you are interested to play this course in its current configuration we would suggest to do so quickly.

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Signature Holes:

7th: A perfect microcom of Carrington Estate GC as a course, this par-3 begins with a 180 yard tee shot from a raised box over water that at first seems benign. Yet with a green slopes back-to-front severely many players will be baffled by its deception.

14th: This 622-yard monster is one of the longer holes one will ever play.

15th: The approachable par-4 provides a bit of respite after 14th- with a tee shot that first carries a bush-clad ravine and flies then downhill. All abilities can feel super-human with their first swing on this hole. From the elevated position this hole demonstrates Carrington's potential. The beautiful Ranganunu Bay and nearby Mount Camel offer the beauty of the Northland perfectly.

Customer reviews

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

I can’t thank you enough for your help planning a truly memorable vacation. Yuliya and I had an amazing time. Two definite highlights were the sailboat charter and the Marlborough Lodge. Nik and his girlfriend Natalie were such a pleasure to meet and spend a perfect day with. The Marlborough Lodge is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed. From the room, to the staff and the exquisite food it was top notch. I have referred you to a couple of my friends who are planning trips next year and when We make it back, you will be our first call. Thank you again for everything.

—Matt & Yuliya B., Long Beach, CA