Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. Par 72 championship golf course measures 7119 yards / 6510 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of whom played alongside cliffs that plunge into the sea. Beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked # 39 in the world by Golf Digest’s Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.
Kauri Cliffs has recently undergone a renovation of the world-renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Holes 5 receive a complete redesign and changing from a long, uphill, par-3 was forced to carry for short “drop shot” par-3. Another important change is the addition of tee on the 2nd and the 9th hole and bunker renovations on the 4th hole.
Golf complex includes a variety of world-class practices, putting and chipping greens, a golf shop well stocked, and the ladies and mens’ locker rooms. Premium ladies ‘and mens’ club rentals are available.
In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs host Kiwi Challenge, we PGA TOUR Challenge event featured four top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30. Hunter Mahan won the event in 2008, beating Anthony Kim in a playoff. In 2009, Anthony Kim in a playoff win over Sean O’Hair. Kauri Cliffs also hosted “Shell Wonderful World of Golf” match in 2003 between the iconic Kiwi Michael Campbell and American legend Fred Couples.