Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards/ 6,510 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #80 in the world on the Golf Magazine World Top 100 list.
The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and mens’ locker rooms. Premium ladies’ and mens’ rental clubs are available. In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs hosted the Kiwi Challenge, a PGA TOUR Challenge event featuring four of the top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30.
Kauri Cliffs and its sister property Cape Kidnappers topped the "World’s Best Awards" in the top 15 Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific as voted by distinguished Travel & Leisure Magazine readers - USA.
"What I consider “the best little golf resort in the world” and the course is fun, challenging and gorgeous! Ranked #74 in the world by Golf Magazine, it is certainly top 10 in the scenery category. You can’t go to New Zealand and not play here! " - Bill Hogan