Overview of golf course named Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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Holes

18

Par

71

Built

1949

Type

Seaside, Links Course

Architect

Alex Russell

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club was established around 1920, but the current course was designed by Alex Russell of Australia, who was a colleague of Alister Mackenzie when the famed Scotsman was creating his revolutionary layouts—and revolutionary bunkers—in the "Sandbelt" around Melbourne. The terrain may or may not have been under the waves at some point, but it nevertheless shapes a links course. The stiff breeze off the sea is a nearly constant factor, but the holes vary widely in orientation so it doesn't always play the same way, and the layout is spacious enough to allow for low greenward shots, short pitching and the occasional necessary run-on. The tight fairways are perfectly balanced by the diminutive greens, and students of golf history will appreciate the length of less than 6000 meters. Paraparaumu Beach has hosted the New Zealand Open Championship no less than a dozen times.

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31 August
After playing KC and CK, I did not expect this course to be that good! The clubhouse is not great, and I had to rent one of the worst set of clubs one could imagine. The fairways were not in great shapes and the round promised to be late and slow... and rainy! Yet, I had a fabulous time. The greens were as good as it gets, and the layout is just brilliant. It really reminded me one of these Irish/ Scottish courses were each approach shot has to be hit purposely or the ball won't hold on the green. I really am a sucker for this type of courses were strategy is more important than pure power, and I had a hell of a time playing Para!
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