Founded in 1932 and designed by Charles Redhead, Whakatane golf course is set close to the sea, overlooking Moutohora Island or Whale Island. 

The club dates back to 1914, Charles Redhead the famous golf course designer got around a few courses in the area. In 1932 this course was formed in this wonderful location.

The course is a par 70 and plays at just over 6,000 metres from the back tees. There are some demanding par fours on the card, but perhaps the best hole at Whakatane is the one-shot 16th, a 194-metre beast from the tips, with a medium-sized green surrounded on four sides by bunkers.

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Come and enjoy our hospitality at Whakatane Golf Club's championship course 

 A true test of golf on one of the most picturesque and well-groomed courses in the Bay of Plenty region.

Our course is 18 hole easy walking, and we are open to carts all year round.

We proudly host the following National Golf Tournaments:

  • North Island Stroke Play Championship / Bay of Plenty Open 
  • BOP Men's Masters 

alt text An aerial photo of Whakatane Golf Course taken in 1955

alt text  Club members 1930

alt text Charles Redhead 1873 - 1968 (aged 95 years)