Whilst Rarotonga and the Cook Islands may be renowned for the crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beaches, there’s more to the island than kicking back and relaxing. For the golf enthusiasts out there, Rarotonga has its own beautiful nine hole golf course, which is a great way for the avid golfer to spend a couple of hours. Set amongst tropical trees and palms, this well-manicured course is a test for golfers of all levels. The course is relatively flat and open, making it a good place for beginners; however the tricky greens and tight bunkers make this a good challenge for the regular club golfer.
The Rarotonga Amateur Golf Open
If you are a bit more serious about your golf and fancy playing somewhere a bit different this year, why not plan your trip to Rarotonga during the annual Amateur Golf Open held at the Rarotonga Golf Club. This World Amateur Golf Ranking Tournament is one of the highlights of the annual calendar for many amateur golfers, as they get to combine their passion for golf with a wonderful week in Rarotonga.
This year, the Rarotonga Amateur Open will be held from Tuesday 30 May through to Saturday 3 June. There will be a prize giving evening with a meal and entertainment following the final round on the Saturday. The competition is open to all amateur golfers in the following categories:
- Senior, Intermediate and Junior Men
- Senior and Junior Ladies
- Veterans (60+)
A friendly welcome
Whether you are coming for the amateur golf open or you just fancy nine holes as part of your holiday to Rarotonga, one thing you are always guaranteed is a warm and friendly welcome. The course tends to be fairly quiet during the week so this is a great time to get out and play. They have special packages for visitors which include club hire, balls, tees, a trolley and your green fee starting at $45, which is pretty awesome.
The gold course is located close to the picturesque Black Rock lagoon and is a great place to spend a few hours. After your round, you can grab a drink and a bite to eat in the clubhouse or head to the water for a swim to cool down.
If you are keen for a game, make sure you ask our reception staff about the course and how to get there – they will let you know which stop to get off at if you are catching a bus or where to head in your rental car or scooter.
Click here for more information on the Rarotonga Amateur Golf Open.