The Pupuke Golf Club was established in 1914 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Auckland region. At the time it is doubtful that the Clubs founding members could have possibly envisaged the North Shore as we know it today, or the significant benefit the club contributes to the social fabric of what has become one of New Zealand largest cities.
The original course was developed out of straggly grassland and secondary bush on undulating to difficult terrain, not ideally suited to playing golf. However the clubs pioneers, with a vision and a “can do” attitude, over many years of hard work and endless hours of volunteer labour by its members, created a delightful golf course. Hundreds of trees were strategically planted and the land contoured to create an interesting and challenging layout. The course has been further developed and improved over the years and today provides an excellent golfing experience in a picturesque setting with outstanding views to the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf.
Importantly, the golf course forms the greater part of “Centennial Park” which is a Recreational Reserve and a rare oasis of open space on what is otherwise a closely developed urban environment. It provides recreational opportunities not just for golfers but also the wider community, with walking tracks through regenerating native bush with flourishing birdlife. Few golf Clubs enjoy such a magnificent parkland setting.
Every effort is made to enhance your golfing experience at Pupuke. We are known as “the friendly club” with social events and golf activities that are the envy of other clubs. Sometimes unfairly “branded” as a difficult course, the layout cleverly negotiates its way around the steeper parts and through the trees and has a slope rating of only 117. A bad shot might penalize you with a visit to the bush or some of the more ‘interesting’ terrain but you will soon be back on gently undulating fairways. You will quickly develop your skill level and become an accurate golfer.
Come and experience Pupuke for yourself. If you possess a reasonable level of fitness you will find it “just a stroll in the park!”