Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Even have your picture taken with the US OPEN TROPHY

The famous Kauri Tree from which this course is named.

Now every Golfer will in one book or other have seen some pictures of this unique course right at the Top of New Zealand. With 12 holes facing out to the Pacific it is one of the most pictured and written about courses in the entire world and I am no different, this facility of excellence will feature strongly in the next book with a full explanation of how I struggled around this unbelievable terrain. Perennially rated in the worlds top 100, it did not fail to deliver as did the whole Kauri experience. he course due to the hot summer was according to the locals too dry but to me it played more like a true links, but this is more than a golf course its an experience with nature, a tantalising visual delight which quite frankly made it easy to forget the game and the score.

As stated earlier, I will be producing a chapter on this and its sister course at Cape Kidnappers when I hope to do true justice to this magnificent resort in a setting supreme and in a truly wonderful country.

Finally, a mention to Jason Henderson, another Canadian who played with me and despite a roller coaster round this competent player, here celebrating his 40th, finished birdie, par and eagle to show the course was responsive to good play. Jason like me now moves onto the Cape and is very well travelled in the Social Golfing Sense so I hope for his input in assessing the merits of both set ups and in comparison to other resorts.

I leave with a few pictures to hopefully wet your appetites, get here and enjoy the time of your life. Hope some of you get the opportunity to live this dream.

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