Golf Course

The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland

Golf Course

Annual Golf Course Shutdown: The golf course and clubhouse at Kauri Cliffs will be shutdown from June 6th thru the 26th. The course and clubhouse will re-open on the 27th of June. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but all facilities in relation to the course and lodge will be unavailable during this time frame. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you on the course soon.

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course will begin their annual greens coring on the afternoon of September 18th, 2016. We expect the greens to heal in approximately four weeks and are happy to provide updates during this process. We will be offering a reduced rate during the recovery process. Please see the applicable rates below:

September 19th - 30th - $150.00 Green Fee
October 1st – 16th – Low Season Rates (See rates below)
From October 17th – High Season Rates (See rates below)

If you should require any clarification or have any questions, please email

Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards / 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #39 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.

Kauri Cliffs recently underwent a renovation from world renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The 5th hole received a complete redesign and was transformed from a long, uphill, forced carry par-3 to a short "drop shot" par-3. Other notable changes were the addition of tees on the 2nd and 9th holes and a bunker renovation on the 4th hole.

The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and mens’ locker rooms. Premium ladies’ and mens’ rental clubs are available.

In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs hosted the Kiwi Challenge, our PGA TOUR Challenge event featuring four of the top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30. Hunter Mahan won the 2008 event, beating Anthony Kim in a playoff. In 2009, Anthony Kim was victorious in a playoff over Sean O’Hair. Kauri Cliffs also hosted the “Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf” match in 2003 between Kiwi icon Michael Campbell and American legend Fred Couples.

Click here to go to the Cape Kidnappers website.

Course Topography
Course Topography

On the Course with the Designer

Watch David Harman comment on the course at Kauri Cliffs.

Course Fly-Over

Watch a fly-over video of the Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Course Guide

Click the notebook below to download the yardage guide for the Golf Course.

Robertson Properties Factsheet (Chinese)
Putting Green
Putting Green
Hole 9
Hole 9
Golf Green with Cavallis
Golf Green with Cavallis

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