About the Course

The Tapora Golf Course was established in 1964. Located a 1hr 30 minute drive from Auckland, it sits proudly on the undulating sand dunes of the Kaipara Harbour. In early 2023 the grounds underwent a major refurbishment including the installation of New Zealand's first synthetic greens, new tee blocks, water hazards and cart paths. The nature of a links style golf course combined with synthetic greens enables it to be dry and open for play 365 days a year. This all ability course is both trundler and golf cart friendly.


The Tapora Golf Course is a 9 green, 18 hole golf course.

What does this mean?

It means that we are not a ""little"" 9 hole golf course. We utilise 9 greens but each hole throughout the front 9 is completely different to the back. Each of the 18 holes has its own set of tee blocks and pin positions which create very different lengths and angles into each green.


The Course offers a par 72 for men and an N.Z. course rating of 71.7 with a slope rating of 121. For women a par 74 with an N.Z course rating of 74.2 and a slope rating of 124. The blue tees are 5990m and the yellow tees are 5373m.