Recent comments from visitors keep endorsing the unbeatable quality of our course.
This is from one of our members (and every club knows how had members are to please), Paul Ogilvy, just in from a quick 9 holes on a mid-Winter Sunday morning:
“This course is absolutlely fabulous! I’ve played golf for 43 years, around the world, and I don’t believe I’ve played anywhere better than Mangawhai. The greens are exceptional, the whole course is brilliant!”
“This is just a quick line to thank yourself and the rest of the members and staff we meet while on holiday and playing 9 holes last Sunday week the 12th of April, you may remember our four, all from Redland Bay Golf Club.
“We all four agreed that your course was by far the best we played in the North island, the hospitality we received was second to none and if yourself or any of your members are ever in our area please feel free to contact myself or our club pro Len Beck so we can hopefully return the hospitality.
Redland Bay Golf Club, Queensland
From Phil Tataurangi, one of NZ’s finest amateur and professional golfers:
“I’ve had the good fortune to play some of the best courses in the world and I’ve become kinda picky. A bit selective and some what critical in my own mind on what stimulates my golfing brain and what kind of bores me a bit to distraction. Mangawhai was far from the later and in fact, is very much the former. In my view this course has some of the most fun and unique golf holes I’ve played anywhere. “.
(See the full piece from Phil on our “Noticeboard” page, under “Items & Issues”)
From Jeff Bertch, Professional Golfer, Kauri Cliffs:
Thank you so much for the hospitality you showed us today. It was a truly great experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed Mangawhai Golf Club. From the sand-based, rolling terrain to the fast, undulating greens, Mangawhai proves to be an excellent golfing experience. It is top 10 in New Zealand for me and is one of the best values in golf, here or abroad. Loved the natural look and the way the holes worked with the sand dunes. It was a good challenge as well. Hope to see you at Kauri soon! Thanks again.
Chrissy Burrows, Momentous Consulting Ltd
” I am absolutely loving the club and have met many new friends and golfing companions. The women’s initiative put together by Geraldine has certainly helped to get me going and I thoroughly enjoy Terry’s novice coaching session each month. Everything has surpassed my expectations and I will most certainly be renewing my membership when my current one expires. Well done to all those friendly individuals who keep the club running.”
From John Lister (NZ Pro): “Absolutely brilliant. Your second hole is still the toughest par 4 in New Zealand. The whole course is outstanding.”
From Gary Parkinson (NZ Pro): “I love coming here. Your greens are brilliant and the course overall is a great test of golf for anyone.”
From Murray Deaker: “I play here a lot and rate it as one of my very favourite layouts.”
From Vicki (Winning Post Sports Bar): “We had a great visit and you’re top of the list for a return. The course was great, everyone so friendly and welcoming.”
From Kadin Neho (winner of the First National Mangawhai Invitational and current NZ Matchplay Champion): “The course was in brilliant shape. The greenstaff did a terrific job on the greens – super fast and tight pin placements.”