About Tairua Golf Club


The Tairua Golf Club was formed in 1965 when a group of enthusiasts met to consider making a golf course and club available in Tairua. A founding committee was formed and with much volunteer labour a nine-hole course was developed on a Lands & Survey block at Hikuai some 10 miles from Tairua. The club opened for play on Easter Sunday March 26th 1966.

In 1970 the club relocated to its present site in Tairua township and established a new nine-hole course, which was ready for play by Christmas of that year. Further holes were added and the course was extended to twelve holes by 1974. In 1973 the club changed its name from the Tairua Golf Club to the Tairua Country Club in order to better recognise the three sporting codes which were to be catered for on the site – golf, bowls and eventually croquet. In 1994 the golf course was extended to a full 18 holes and the club now provides an 18-hole golf course and 4 lawn croquet green.


About Tairua


Tairua is a picturesque seaside village on the Eastern Seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula and is only 1½ to 2 hour drive from Auckland or the Waikato.  From Mt Paku (at the entrance to the Tairua Harbour) there are magic views along the Coastline, Tairua Ocean Beach, Tairua Harbour, across to Pauanui, The Coromandel Ranges and out to to the Alderman Islands, Slipper Island and beyond. Being centrally located on the Coromandel Peninsula we are only the proverbial “hop, step and jump” to Whitianga, Cooks Beach, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Whangamata and a little further away Matarangi, Kuotuna and Coromandel.  The Tairua Country Club is located on the Main Highway and almost in the centre of town. We are only a short walk to the town centre and only minutes away for those golfers who wish to walk play their Golf or Croquet.

We welcome all – members and visitors alike to join with us at the Tairua Golf & Country Club to play your sport and enjoy the fellowship afterwards in our friendly club rooms

Significant Club Dates


1965  First Committee formed 
1966 9-hole course opened for play at Hikuai 
1970 Course and clubhouse relocated to Tairua 
1973 Change of name to Tairua Country Club 
1974 Course extended to 12 holes 
Bowling green opened on half green
Old schoolroom donated for expanded clubhouse 
1975 Full bowling green completed 
1976 Clubhouse extensions completed 
1977 Bowling pavilion completed 
1984 Croquet commences on bowling green 
1994 Full 18 holes open for play 
1997 Croquet green formed 
2010 NZ Mens’ Vet Championship November
‘A Pictorial History of Tairua Golf and Country Club‘ published – author Ross Cambie. (insert link to book – on main computer) 
2011 Memories of Tairua in 1930s – Golf Club Prize Giving Guest Speaker, Bill Darrah (link) 
2012 Fund raising for club house extensions 
2013-14 Work starts on redeveloping Fairway 1, 17 & 18 using fill from Tairua Marina in August
Card Machine installed 
2017 Bowling green close, members join Tairua Bowling Club
First Club Manager, Raj Gourdon employed 
2018 Music Club relocated to Tairua Bowling Club
Name changed to Tairua Golf and Country Club and governing body structure changed from Executive to Board of Management
2020 Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary

Upcoming Events


Please find information about Club and Golf upcoming Events.

Business House Poster 2024.pdf
Flyer 2024 25 Feb Outdoor Area Grand Opening.pdf
Flyer for 9 Hole Tournament 10 May 2024.pdf
golf roast.pdf


Contact Us

283 Main Road, Tairua
Coromandel Peninsula
New Zealand
07 864 8416