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Rotorua Golf Club - Arikikapakapa Course

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Address: 399 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-7-348 4051
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Description: The Rotorua Golf Club is situated on the thermal Arikikapakapa reserve in...
The Rotorua Golf Club is situated on the thermal Arikikapakapa reserve in Rotorua, New Zealand. Rotorua Golf Club consists of an 18 hole, par 70 course - 5,800 metres providing variety and challenge, with many holes played over and around both dormant and active thermal areas.There is a choice of four different tee placements and players of all levels will find enjoyment.
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Played 18 holes on a Friday morning. The shop staff were friendly and we hired a cart. The course is of a good standard with some challenging holes. My wife and I partnered up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Kevin R
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Played 18 holes on a Friday morning. The shop staff were friendly and we hired a cart. The course is of a good standard with some challenging holes. My wife and I partnered up with a local couple towards the end of the round and we went to lunch with them in the clubhouse. Food was good quality and service... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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40 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Played here with 5 mates during the RWC. We were a little early for the bar and a local lady heard our Australian accents. After chatting about her previous life running a pub in Queensland we went to tee off, and she told us to give her a wave when we were on the 5th. "The house with the New... More 

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Newark, California
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I played 18 holes on a Monday morning and had to rent a full set of clubs and a golf cart. The staff were friendly and accommodating. It's a challenging course that will test your accuracy. There are fantastic views and plenty of geothermal activity and I enjoyed my round on a sunny Rotorua morning.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I am a member of this club and rate it very high for its interesting views of geothermal activity and also its interesting course lay out.

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is one of my favourite club courses in NZ. Where else do you get to play over and around thermal activity while enjoying a well laid out course. The 14th to 17th holes is not only a true test of golf, but throw in the thermal lakes and it makes for a grand final few holes to challenge the... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I played the Rotorua course with three local club members. Thankfully I was able to benefit from the local knowledge of my fellow golfers. Course is quite interesting particularly where it passes by the thermal pools. Fairways are reasonably forgiving, while the greens are quick with some challenging pin placements. Pace of play was steady and we completed our round... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I spent two days in Rotorua for sightseeing. The weather was quite good on the third day. I decided to play a round of golf nearby my Hotel. The golf course layout is so so. The most interesting part of this golf course is about the thermal steam. It is quite different than all the golf courses which I have... More 

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Rotorua Golf Cl... A, Manager at Rotorua Golf Club - Arikikapakapa Course, responded to this review

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback and the great images you have added. We are glad you found our course interesting, but disappointed that we could not offer you enough of a challenge as we have members and other visitors play the course. We take pride in the unique geothermal features that our golf course has to offer. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We feel being discriminated at this golf course, as if you are from Rotorua-the green fees $30 in large on the advertising,but if you are from Hamilton just a few kilometres away-it is $45.00. I jus wonder why do we pay New Zealand golf afilliation fees if we can be so discriminated against Rororua's golfers. Course is nothing special, hilly,the... More 

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Rotorua Golf Cl... A, Manager at Rotorua Golf Club - Arikikapakapa Course, responded to this review

We are very sorry you felt discriminated against, as we welcome guests from around New Zealand and across the globe. Our green fees and local rates are in line with the national average and what is expected from our local players as a local golf club. Thank you for letting us know that you couldn’t follow the signage, we will... More 

Warkworth, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

about 40 of us played on saturday as a group. the new pro was frendly and helpful, all the carts were charged and ready,the course imaculate so that most of us played to our handicaps we had no rain that was forecast thank god, this course is a challenge and the landscape is thermal, beware if the ball goes in... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

For a first time golfer the staff made me feel very welcome. We had a great afternoon here and loved the geothermal activity around the course. We will recommend to anyone visiting Rotorua who wants to do an relaxing outdoors activity.

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