Tara Iti Golf Course
100 kilometres north of Auckland on the east coast. Designed by renowned American architect Tom Doak, it has been compared to Cypress Point by some architecture critics.
There is not a single ordinary hole and the highlights are plentiful. The par threes are fantastic as a set and individually, with the 15th the best of the bunch. It has two superb short par 4s – the devilish seventh and uphill 13th. Both entice golfers to throw caution to the wind by grabbing driver when a more sensible lay-up is the better play.