The Bay of Islands, one of New Zealand 's most scenic areas now has a golf course of world class. Without doubt one of the most spectacular and superbly designed golf courses in the world to come up in the last 20years.
American owner Julian Robertson commissioned David Harman of Golf Course Consultants Florida to design and build the course. Harman, who has worked on more than 200 courses world wide with the Arnold Palmer's design company, has done a brilliant job. Set on 4000 acres of rolling coastal farmland near Matauri Bay, Northland, Kauri Cliffs was constructed to harmonise and blend with the natural features of the land.
Six holes are played alongside cliffs, which plunge into the sea. Altogether there are fifteen holes with views of the Pacific Ocean that span from the Cavalli Islands south to Cape Brett. The blend of holes that form the inland transition in the course are equally dramatic. The par 72 championship course measures 6510 metres / 7119 yards from the championship tees, although there are five sets of tees to challenge all skill levels.
Enormous international accolades include Kauri Cliffs currently being rated 18th in US Golf Magazines Top 100 golf courses in the world.
The golf complex includes a world class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop and lady's and men's locker rooms.
The Lodge accommodation has 22 guest suites, and a Two Bedroom Owner�s Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean.