Golf experience at Eagles Nest, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand


Eagles Nest is positioned offering easy helicopter access to the five local golf courses. Each of which offers superb views and wold-class courses.

Waitangi Golf Club – 18 Hole Par 70 Course, The course not only provides an exciting and ever changing challenge to the golfer but also the most tremendous panorama of sea and island views over the Bay of Islands, Russell, river and estuary views over Waitangi and Opua and rolling bush and forest views inland over Mount Bledisloe and Puketona. These views complimented by well groomed greens and fairways surrounded by areas of flowering native trees which provide sanctuary for many varieties of native birds. The Pro-Shop is well stocked with the latest golf must haves and also has a quality range of hire equipment. Finally end your day with a lovely meal and drink from the Club cafeteria then sit back, relax and just enjoy the views.

Kauri Cliffs – 18 Hole Par 72 Championship Course. Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The course measures 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Currently ranked among the 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World by Golf Magazines World Top 100 Course Ranking panel. The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf ship, and ladies and mens locker rooms. Callaway ladies and mens rental clubs are available.

Keri Keri Golf Club – 18 Hole Par 73 Championship Course, The course is a meticulously maintained 6101 metre championship golf course in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The course makes wonderful use of the contours sculpted by the Puketotara Stream and the Kerikeri River and provides beautiful views of the New Zealand native bush and birds. The signature 13th hole is a 120 metre par 3 over a steep drop to a generous green well protected by bunkers and water hazards with a sweep of the river at the back of the green. The course opened in 1973.

Carrington – 18 Hole Par 72 Championship Course,  The golf course at Carrington Resort is sited so as to provide a variety of vistas to the golfer. The course is located with sweeping ocean views to the north and east, and hill side vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south. Spectacular views of the golf course, wetlands, beach and ocean beyond are visible from the clubhouse and lounge complex. The clubhouse is sited on a high ridge in the middle of the golf course in order to take full advantage of the unique combination of vistas. The championship standard course was designed by American golf course designer Matt Dye.