Winter Golf – There's a better way to win

For many club golfers the winter season brings boggy fairways, soft greens and climatic conditions that make you yearn for an armchair by the fire. Those lucky enough to play on a course that’s sand-based and on Northland’s (relatively) sheltered east coast have the best of it – and now have an added winning incentive to get out there and play through winter.

Mangawhai, one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded courses, is just over one hour north of Auckland’s CBD and this popular club is currently offering a further reason for visitors to make this easy trek to a very special destination.

Through the months of June, July, August and September, any NZ-resident golfer (affiliated or non-affiliated, but not Mangawhai members) who plays a paid 18-hole round gains free entry into Mangawhai’s 2019 promotion offering a trip for four golfers to play the beautiful Wairakei course and the Jack Nicklaus layout at Kinloch. Golf (one round for four players at each of these courses), carts and two nights luxury accommodation are included in the prize that has been expertly packaged by Experience Golf.

Visitors to Mangawhai can enter each time they play a paid 18-hole round. The winner will be drawn in early October and Experience Golf will make all the arrangements at a time that suits the winner. The prize is valued at over $3,000 and takes the winning team to enjoy quality golf on two outstanding courses in the Taupo area.

In itself, playing Mangawhai is a prize of great value. The sand-based championship layout offers groomed fairways, natural hazards and large greens that roll out superbly. The course quickly shrugs off even heavy rain, providing firm footing and a standard of winter golf that few others can match. Widely known as “Unbeatable Mangawhai”, the course’s challenge lies in the precise shotmaking required to master many of the holes, every one different in the way in which it rewards well thought out shots.

Mangawhai is always busy so bookings for tee times are necessary on all days of the week. The club has a fleet of Yamaha electric carts, and hire clubs and trundlers are also available from the well-stocked Golf Shop. The club’s Lounge Bar offers a stunning panorama of the course and the Cafe serves an outstanding array of snacks and meals.

For further details and tee bookings contact the Golf Shop at Mangawhai Golf Club, 221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads. Phone 09 4314807 or email