PAR 72


  • Ranked no. 49 in the world
  • Spectacular cliff top golf holes
  • Best golf resort in Australasia by Golf


Best time of year

  • Open year round
  • Best season October - April


All amounts are in $NZ and include GST

New Zealand Affiliated $322 $230
International Guest $649 $400
In house guest 10% discount
9 Holes refer to website


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Kauri Cliffs features 18 holes of golf designed by David Harman. 15 holes have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, 6 of which are played alongside cliffs that plunge to the sea. Both the Cavalli Islands and Cape Brett provide additional backdrop.

The course played host to the 2003 ‘Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf’ match between Fred Couples and Michael Campbell, and the PGA Tour's Kiwi Challenge in 2008. It has received numerous accolades and awards including being ranked among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.

The course is attached to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, a luxury Relais & Chateaux Lodge featuring 22 suites and a two-bedroom Owner's Cottage. The property has three private beaches with multiple activities available.

The Golf Course

Expected playing time is 4:15
Tee time interval is 15 minutes
5 sets of tees

Signature hole

The par 3 7th hole, named Cavalli. The hole plays high atop the ridge line with the Cavalli Islands in the background.

NZGA slope 135 - 144 115 - 137
Course rating 69.7 - 74.8 67.4 - 73.2
Course length(meters) 5560 - 6510 4476 - 5261
Course length(yards) 6081-7220 5223-5754


  • Walking caddies
  • Forecaddies
  • Electric Club Car golf carts
  • Trundlers
  • Premium rental clubs


  • Best New International Course, Golf Digest 2001
  • #1 International Golf Resort, Golf Digest 2008
  • Ranked #39 in the world by GOLF Magazine 2013-2014
  • Ranked #19, "Top 100 Courses in the World Outside the USA" by Golf Digest 2012-2013

Opening Times

7:00am - 7:00pm

Pro Shop (Starters office)

7:00am - 7:00pm

Club House

7:00am - 7:00pm

Members days and Maintenance

No members. Annual greens coring typically occurs in early September


139 Tepene Tablelands Road, Matauri Bay, New Zealand.

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