History

110623171233BALXWXEUTCC ClubhouseThe 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.

Number 6 greenIn 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, a full bowling green and 4 lawn croquet green.

Significant club dates

  • 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
  • 1974          Bowling green opened on half green
  • 1974          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.  Click here for photos taken at book launch 12 December
  • 2012          Fund raising for club house extensions
  • 2013-14  Work starts on redeveloping Fairway 1, 17 & 18 using fill from Tairua Marina in August

Memories of Tairua in 1930s’ – Golf Club Prize Giving Guest Speaker 2011 (4 videos)

Tairua Country Club, The Home of Tairua Golf, Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula, NZ. Sports codes: Golf, bowls and golf croquet.