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Green Restoration Project Update (16-8-2019)

We were deeply affected by the damage inflicted upon our greens in May, the messages of sympathy and support has been overwhelming, thanks to all our faithful customers.  During these months we have intensively researched a variety of remedial plans, focusing on the best solution for the future of our greens and we have decided the right choice is to resurface.   


This restoration project will involve substantial earthworks to every green, so we have designed a provisional course layout with 18 temporary greens that will be similar in length to the existing course.  Preparations for this alternate course have started and will be in play from Wednesday 6th November 2019 until mid to late March 2020.


Although we don’t want to disrupt any bookings the nature of this project will necessitate closing every Monday and Tuesday from 4th November until 3rd December.  Once the groundwork and contouring are completed, we will sow with Pure Distinction bentgrass.  Unlike typical bentgrass species, Pure Distinction is not grainy, produces a smooth and true putting surface that has exceptionally strong resistance to diseases, heat, cold and wear. 


Well known golf courses such as Royal Auckland GC(NZ), Cypress Point GC(USA), Bel-Air CC(USA), Oakland Hills CC(USA) and Adare Manor(IRL) have recently changed their greens to Pure Distinction with remarkable success and tremendous feedback.


We are confident that once our greens have recovered, we will be able to offer an exceptional putting surface all year round.

Visit Our Pro Shop

At Wairakei we have a fully stocked Pro Shop with leading brands like Callaway, Taylormade, Adidas, Footjoy, Oakley, and more.  An excellent selection of mens and ladies Wairakei branded clothing, caps and visors.  A variety of shoes, golf balls, putters, bags and accessories are also on offer.  Everything a golfer needs.

We sell gift vouchers that can be purchased for specific items, such as an 18 hole green fee, Wairakei cap  or a half hour golf lesson.  If you can't decide on an item, vouchers can also be purchased for any nominated dollar value for the recipient to choose their gift.  Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase and we can post them to the buyer or recipient.  Please give us a call, send an email or drop in to see us.


It's all about the experience, and when you arrive at Wairakei it is our aim to make your golfing experience a memorable one.