Rotorua Golf Club, also known as Arikikapakapa, is one of New Zealand's leading Golf Courses. Set among thermal activity this course is one of a kind.
Make a visit to one of the most unique tourism sites in the world, Rotorua, more especially, the Rotorua Golf Club, one of New Zealand’s leading golf courses. It was recently ranked in the top 25 golf courses in New Zealand.
Arikikapakapa, as the Rotorua Golf Club is commonly known, translates into boiling mud pools. And the thermal activity is the defining feature of this course. It makes playing there like no other place on earth. You are playing in a volcano making this golf course simply one of a kind. This is one golf course where you don’t want to try and fetch your ball from the lakes.
Established in 1906, it’s the longest running club in town. The pumice ground allows for rapid drainage after rain, so players are rarely deprived of play and greens recover in a few minutes after rainstorms.
Arikikapakapa is a full 18 hole all-weather links-style golf course. It’s a relatively short course, yet difficult to beat, as the fairways are rarely flat because of Rotorua’s unique geographical features. A hot water stream runs right across the fairway of the third hole. The tightly-bunkered greens coupled with steam vents and natural hazards like bumps and hollows, create a sense of fun and adventure.
The Rotorua Golf Club is fully equipped with a professional golf shop, golfing rental equipment, licenced bar, restaurant, changing room and showers. Casual players and visitors are always welcome here.
Rotorua is a great place for a weekend road trip. The course is situated near major Rotorua hotels and motels and sits directly opposite the famous Whakarewarewa thermal area.
The geothermal activity of Rotorua is world famous and you can enjoy it up close on your round at Arikikapakapa. It’s a remarkable site to behold. The course is scenic and beautiful and one that you have to experience for yourself.