Takaka Golf Club

Golden Bay, New Zealand

Course Development

Takaka Golf Club origins - contributed by John Falconer in August 2001

Golf was first played in Takaka before World War 1 on the Baigent property, Fairholm, at East Takaka. The original course was on both sides of the road.

In later years a nine-hole course was laid out on Tui Baigent's farm which was memorable for the influence of the totara trees and stony ground. One hole had a tiny green surrounded by trees. It was a par three and the tee shot was like lobbing a ball into a bird's nest...

Read John's contribution in full (HTML format)

Tree Removal and Replacement Plan - Takaka Golf Club - August 2009


The committee has approved on an "ad-hoc" basis the removal of trees that are:

  • Dead or dying
  • Blown down
  • Affecting greens either by shading and/or roots encroaching into greens

This plan sets out the steps in identifying additional removals as well as replacement tree planting.

Read this plan in full (HTML format)

Development Reports

(downloadable PDF format)

Takaka Golf Club Origins - John Falconer - August 2001 (33Kb)

Tree Removal and Replacement Plan August 2009 (57Kb)

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