Along the banks of the mighty Waikato River is New Zealand’s latest golf experience.
The new Tieke Golf Estate is now open for play. This truly unique championship course has been built using the natural river sand which is a real feature of the construction. It truly is a sandy riverbed masterpiece and there is nothing else like it in New Zealand. The fine fescue turf and creeping bent grass putting surfaces are also not often found in this part of the country. These surfaces complement the free draining soils and reward a running ball across the turf. The intention is for the ground game to be considered where a well-played “bump and run” shot will be equally rewarded as a skilfully played lofted wedge. The style of golf akin to what’s played on a coastal links despite being more than 50 kms from the nearest beach. The visual appearance of the expansive sandy wastelands adds a striking and very distinct character to the course that is a nod to the whakapapa or history of the land.