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ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND
399 Fenton Street
TEL: +64 (0)7 348 4051
WEBSITE:
www.rotoruagolfclub.co.nz

 

 

          To us, golf is, after all, a game and a pastime, neither so serious that it should take precedence over more important matters of human necessity. It’s not that we play any better on courses laid out on otherwise not-very-productive land that isn’t needed for or is unsuitable for housing or vital human resources. No, we have no interest in being the Jimmy Carters of golf, and we aspire neither to winning the Nobel Peace Prize nor the Skins Game. But we do take good pleasure in playing in a "unimproved" environment, in seeing and understanding what the course architects first saw, in confronting the randomness of the natural hazards, bumps, dips, trees, water, bunkers, and geysers.
          Geysers? Haven’t played Arikikapakapa yet? This unique course in the middle of the sulfur and brimstone thermal zone of Rotorua may not be altered from its natural state by law. Interestingly, with all its underground rumbling, geysers, and boiling mud bunkers, the course tends to reshape itself, turning fairways into hazards sometimes overnight.

Arikikapakapa 14th tee

THE PAR 3, 170-YARD (155-METER) 14TH AT
ARIKIKAPAKAPA: JANUARY CONDITIONS AT
ARIKIKAPAKAPA ARE WARM AND DRY, ALTHOUGH
ITS CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND SETTING NORMALLY
PROVIDES ENOUGH RAINFALL TO PREVENT BROWN
FAIRWAYS. THE BALL WILL ROLL, BUT LIES CAN BE
TIGHT. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR SUNSCREEN ALONG.

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LENGTH: Blues:   6328 yards (5786m)
                Whites: 6104 yards (5581m)
                Reds:     5669 yards (5183m)

PAR: Men:      70 (course rating: 68)
         Ladies:  71 (course rating 70)

Open & Playable Year Round

Greens Fees: NZ$60

Club Rental: from NZ$30

Electric Golf Carts: NZ$40

 

          The Arikikapakapa course at the central North Island town of Rotorua is adjacent to the famed Whakarewarewa thermal area, the Yellowstone Park of New Zealand, a sulfur and brimstone playground of geysers and bubbling mud holes. By law, the Arikikapakapa course may not redevelop its land, itself undermined with thermal activity. There are holes incorporating dormant geysers and sulfur sinks, and pot bunkers which are inactive fumaroles. The fairways rise and sink with mounds and moguls like ripples in a counterpane, making what would be a flat course into an interesting test with few level lies.

 

Nearest HOME AT FIRST lodgings:
    Rotorua Lodge, 20 minutes north of the course.
   
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RESERVATIONS: If you would like to play Arikikapakapa (Rotorua Golf Club) as part of your HOME AT FIRST New Zealand fly-drive vacation, contact HOME AT FIRST and ask us to reserve your tee-time. HOME AT FIRST does not charge for this service.

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