Mahia Golf Club.
Winners of the Whakaki Marae findraiser held on Saturday January 30th, were locals Tegal Smith and Materoa Dain. ***CONGRATULATIONS!!***
The story behind each hole:
No.1 KAIWAITAU: 452 metres Par 5. ( named after the block of land leased to the club). A superb starting hole with tiger country on the left of the fairway. Turn the dog leg to catch a view of the green with undulations surrounding the back of the green. Lateral water hazard to the right.
No.2. MOUMOUKAI: 133 metres par.3. ( named after a landmark mountain at Morere). Elevated teeing ground, water hazard on right, hilly if you are out the back of the green.
No.3 BLUE BAY: 370 metre Par.4. ( named after the bay at Opoutama, and a once popular camping ground.) Nice view of the beach and Mokotahi and the village of Mahia from the tee. Lateral water hazards on both sides of fairway. Cut the corner and you are in the drink! Green surrounded by out of bounds.
No.4. DEVILS ELBOW: 327 metres Par 4. ( named after the well known area of road between Wairoa and Napier) and reflects the angle of the hole. Once again lateral water hazards on both sides of the fairway.
No.5 MAHIA: 404 metre par 4. Heading back towards the clubhouse. Straight hole, but still a little tricky.
No.6 THE BEACONS: 190 metre Par.3. ( so named because in the early days when locater beacons for the ships were on the hills behind the green). A testing par 3 with a Lateral water hazard on the left.
No.7 PAHNUI: 295 metre Par.4. (Named after the station where the Mahia Golf Club was originally located). Dog leg with “rough” hills on left and Lateral water hazard on right.
No.8 LUPIN LANE: 436 metre Par 5. (naturally coverd in lupins from day one). Out of Bounds from tee to green, lateral water hazard on right. Slight dog leg.
No.9 THE CLEAVAGE: 308 metre Par 4. so named from the two strategically located “breasts” at the entrance to a two tiered and elevated green. Out of bounds on left.
The history of the Mahia Golf Course:
The Old Course: The club was formed in 1974 by a few keen locals and the land was lent by Captain Nigel Johnston at Pahnui Station, Mahanga Beach. The terrain was very undulating and as the course was being developed, we had two club lengths placing in which to find a nice spot to position your ball. The emphasis was on “fun” in those days.
The New Course: In 1984 the club was given lease of the Kaiwaitau Block opposite the beach at Mahia. After a great deal of fundraising we are now the proud owners of a well manicured golf course with a wonderful two storied Clubhouse which is a huge asset to the district. The course was planned by a professional, but the hard yard was done by the club members themselves, who chipped away at blackberry, loaned machinery and gave their time to get the course up and running. After22 years it is commonly referred to “as the best nine hole course around”, and is a "true links course".
The course (5812 metres over 18 holes) is nestled among natural sand dunes, with elevated tees, dog legs. The greens have a new watering system and the fairways are all mown.
* Green fees: $10.00 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes.
Mahia Golf Club Tournaments
Up and coming Events
Mahia Golf Club Directions:
Travel on the road to Mahia from the roundabout at Nuhaka. 12km’s of picturesque driving past the famous surf beach , Black’s Beach, through the village of Opoutama ,and you will find the clubhouse on the lefthand side located on the waterfront at Mahia Beach.
* Parking available for two self contained Motorhomes. Pack in / pack out. Enjoy!
* The clubhouse is also available for hire. Wedding & Birthday functions plus much more.
For any enquiries:
Contact: Lil Morgan
Phone: 06 -8375696