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Local and Northland 18 hole Golf Courses

Visiting Northland and wanting to play a game of Golf? There are a variety of courses ranging from world-class Kauri Cliffs, approx 2 hours drive away to our local 18 hole Parua Bay golf course. This course has the most amazing views of the Bay, Bream Head Scenic Reserve and Mt. Manaia. Parua Bay is a very easy walking course with only one short incline. Clubs and carts for hire. Green fees are very moderately priced. The clubhouse is open daily with catering and bar service. They have regular competitions and also welcome visitors.

Local favourites

Our local course is approx 10 min away and is found at Parua Bay. The Pines Golf Club – Parua Bay

Just 20 mins drive from Ara Roa you’ll find one of the most beautiful, picturesque and friendly courses in the country. Pines Golf Club is nestled directly on the shores of Parua Bay, the magical backdrop of Mount Manaia and Mount Aubrey.

The course itself has been designed to be enjoyed. Measuring 5,350 metres with stunning vistas wherever you are. Greens are generous and true. This club actively encourages visitors to join in for their haggle days. Enjoy the course, meet new friends and have fun…surely that’s what it’s all about.

The Spot-X golfing guide once described The Pines as ‘The most social golf club in Northland’.

Whangarei, Sherwood and Northland Golf Club are a scenic 30 mins drive away.

Day Trips

A trip to either Waitangi Golf Club or Kauri Cliffs Golf Club & Lodge is a must for the serious golfers. Both courses boast incredible views over the water and on a sunny day, it’s just an exceptional experience. World-renowned Kauri Cliffs are also currently ranked #39 in the world.

Contact us if you need advice on booking a game while visiting. We are very happy to guide you on the best course for you.