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.
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
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
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