PAR 72


  • Designed by Peter Thomson
  • Rated no.1 course in NZ in 2011
  • by a NZ readers choice survey


Best time of year

  • November -- April


All amounts are in $NZ and include GST


  • New Zealand Affiliated - $260
  • Australian Affiliated - $295
  • International Affiliated - $345
  • NZ Affiliated: Second Round Green Fee (within 7 days) - $225
  • Australian & International Affiliated: Second Round Green Fee (within 7 days) - $270
  • Junior Golfer (U18) - $80
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Many find sanctuary on a golf course, but it is rare to find a golf course that is a sanctuary - Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is thought to have scored a world first. Skillfully designed to blend with the natural rolling countryside and developed to meet the rigorous design standards for world class championship competition. Navigate your way through 18 testing holes of exceptional beauty, listening to the cacophony of birdlife, the meandering streams, the delightful waterfalls. Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary is a truly unique golfing experience that cannot be missed.

The Golf Course

Par 72, 18 hole championship golf course, 3 Tees

Signature hole

The short Par 4 8th (Farmer's Folly) and the long Par 5 14th (The Rogue)

NZGA slope 123 - 140 132 - 143
Course rating 67.5 - 74.5 72.6 - 77.1
Course length(meters) 5091 - 6460 5091 - 5853
Course length(yards) 5600 - 7106 5600 - 6438



  • 18 hole championship Golf course
  • Fully stocked golf shop
  • Two on course professional golf coaches
  • Full fleet of golf carts
  • Executive hire clubs, shoes and trundlers
  • Practice tee, short game area & putting green
  • Fully licensed Clubhouse
  • Lessons available


  • Championship golf course
  • Predator free sanctuary
  • Number 1 ranked golf course in New Zealand (P.G.A survey & NZ Golf magazine readers choice)

Opening Times


Pro Shop (Starters office)


Club House

8.30am. Club times are from 12pm - 2pm on Wednesday & Sundays

Members days and Maintenance

Closed for maintenance one week in March and September.


Wairakei Drive, Wairākei, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Taupo Airport is 19 km south of Wairakei, approximately 16 minute drive.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Coach terminal is 6 km south of Wairakei, approximately 7 minute drive.
decisions Proximity to town:
Taupo township is 6 km south of Wairakei, approximately 7 minute drive.

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