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2024 Copthorne Bay of Islands
4 Course Golf Classic

27 - 31 May 2024

Copthorne Bay of Islands 4 Course Classic

Welcome. We invite golfers from New Zealand, Australia and international seeking the chance to tick Kauri Cliffs from their ‘Bucket List’ and play in the 6th annual Copthorne Bay of Islands 4-Course Golf Classic.



We invite golfers from New Zealand, Australia and further afield seeking the chance to tick Kauri Cliffs from their ‘Bucket List’ and play in the 7th annual Copthorne Bay of Islands 4 Course Golf Classic. 


Stay at the tournament hotel for the week at the Copthorne Bay of Islands Resort, our naming sponsor and tournament hub. The Resort is a 4-star property located right on the harbour with ocean views and is central to the 4 golf courses, cafes, restaurants and local tourist attractions. Competitive rates are offered.


We welcome back our GOLD SPONSOR for the tournament week – Karikari Estate Wines from the Carrington Resort along with supporting sponsors, Charlottes Kitchen and Duke of Marlborough Hotel and the No.1 brand in golf Titleist FootJoy.


An extensive tournament package includes 4 rounds of spectacular golf playing one of New Zealand’s best courses, Kauri Cliffs in carts (#37 in Golf Digest World Top 100 Greatest Golf Course Rankings), Waitangi, Bay of Islands Kerikeri and Whangaroa. The 4 rounds of golf will be played over 5 days, Monday to Friday with a rest day scheduled on the Wednesday so you can explore the region. 


Our programme is action packed for the week! 

  • We start the week on Sunday 26 May with Registration, wine tastings and ‘Flavours of the Pacific’ canapes at Charlottes Kitchen Restaurant on the Paihia Wharf. 

  • We finish the week on Friday 31 May at the Copthorne Resort with a Prize Giving Dinner included in your package.

  • Buffet lunch included after your round at Kauri Cliffs with a glass of wine overlooking the Pacific Ocean – can’t get much better!

  • In 2024 we feature 3 optional extra functions: -

    • Monday night 27 May is our ‘Fish & Chips’ Pub Quiz Night at the Copthorne Hotel. Your chance to dine on some great local seafood with your team of 4 for a bit of trivia fun!

    • Tuesday night 28 May try the ‘Asian Fusion Menu’ at Charlotte’s Kitchen

    • Mid-week on Wednesday 29 May join us on the Russell Ferry to visit the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel for dinner. This will be a wonderful dining experience in New Zealand’s oldest hotel (Established 1827).


Limited to the first 240 golfers entered, the tournament is open to men and women golfers, ages 20+, maximum handicap limits of 36.0 for men and 40.4 for women apply. The competition format is single Stableford, playing in handicap divisions with an added Gross competition for low markers. There are fun daily prize giving as well as an overall prize table.


  • Entries open 20 October 2023

  • Register online now with an NZD$200 deposit. CLICK HERE.

  • Full tournament entry is NZ$742pp

  • Balance due by 25 April 2024. Invoices will be sent out March / April 2024. Please refer to our full Booking Conditions at the time of entry online.


Copthorne Hotel Bay of Islands tournament specials from NZD$441pp twin share to stay 6 nights. Receive a complimentary glass of Karikari Estate wine on your first night.


Let us know with your entry if you are travelling with friends and we will ensure you play on the same course rotation across the week. For the daily draws all players are mixed up. For your special round at Kauri Cliffs, we will draw you with your friends / partners.


On your journey north to the Bay of Islands why not try out New Zealand’s two new courses – Te Arai Links South (Coore & Crenshaw) and North (Doak). Or visit the far north to play Carrington Resort.


Activities available on the rest day include a Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise, a Cape Reinga Day trip with Fullers Great Sights and the opportunity to visit the fascinating Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the new Māori War Museum. Try a ferry day trip, dolphin watching to Otehi Bay on Urupukaka Island. 


Enter now, and travel to the Bay of Islands to enjoy some of the best golf Northland has to offer.


  • Tournament entry to the 2024 Copthorne Bay of Islands 4-Course Golf Classic

  • 4 rounds of golf at 4 courses 

    • Kauri Cliffs with cart

    • Bay of Islands GC, Kerikeri

    • Waitangi GC

    • Whangaroa GC

  • Welcome function with wine at Charlottes Kitchen in Paihia on Sunday 26 May

  • Prize giving dinner at The Copthorne Bay of Islands Resort on Friday 31 May

  • Lunch included with wine at Kauri Cliffs after your round 

  • Players pack gift

  • Daily fun prizes, lucky draws, as well as an overall prize table



  1. ‘Fish & Chips’ Pub Quiz on Monday 27 May at the Copthorne Resort @ $50pp

  2. ‘Asian Fusion Menu’ on Tuesday 28 May at Charlottes Kitchen @ $55pp

  3. Mid-week dinner on Wednesday 29 May at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel @ NZD$85pp

    1. Ferry return tickets included @ $16pp (from the hotel or Pahia Wharf)

  4. Non-golfer partner final dinner @ NZD$70pp

  5. Non-golfer partner Kauri Cliffs Lunch with wine @ $60pp 

  6. Tournament shirt @ NZD$75 (including logo) 

    1. Men’s Colour: TBA / Women’s Colour: TBA

  7. Tournament jersey @ NZD$99 (including logo)

    1. Men’s Colour: TBA / Women’s Colour: TBA

  8. Trundler or Push Trolley hire 

    1. $10 per course 

  9. Cart hire 

    1. $25 half share each course 

    2. (Please note carts are already included for all players at Kauri Cliffs)

    3. In the event where carts are oversubscribed, priority allocation will be given to those with medical needs. Players may be asked to produce a medical certificate upon request. Please note on your entry if your request for a cart is medical or preference.

  10. Kauri Cliffs practice round special rate @ NZ$275 including a cart (available Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 or Wednesday 29 May 2024 in tee times from 9.00am – 10.00am. Pre-bookings via PaR nz Golfing Holidays

  11. Karikari Estate Wines – Syrah, Pinotage, Merlot, Sparkling Rose @ $28 per bottle

  12. Calypso Wines – Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Rose @ $22.50 per bottle

  13. Tourist activities in the Northland region upon request

  14. Practice rounds at each course, contact the golf clubs direct



A waterfront location nestled in 60 acres of subtropical gardens, within the Waitangi National Trust Reserve. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is a harmony of nature and spacious comfort. Each room features its own patio or balcony, assuring great views of the bay, harbour, or garden. Outside, a lagoon style swimming pool and rock pools of cascading water set the mood. Relax by the pool or get competitive on our tennis court. 


  1. Standard Plus Garden View        

    1. NZD $441pp for 6-night package (twin share)

    2. NZD $848pp for 6-night package (single)

  2. Superior Harbour View             

    1. NZD $509pp for 6-night package (twin share)

    2. NZD $983pp for 6-night package (single)

  3. Superior Sea View                     

    1. NZD $627pp for 6-night package (twin share)

    2. NZD $1220pp for 6-night package (single)


Booking Details

·     Special tournament rates available with a wine voucher per person

·     Tournament packages 6 nights with check-in Sunday 26 May and out Saturday 1 June 2024

·     Option to add extra nights pre and post tournament 

·     Rooms can be offered as single, twin share or double

·     Option to add full cooked breakfast @ $30pp per day 


Hotel Cancellation Policy 

  • Hotel bookings are secured with an NZD$100 deposit paid online with your entry 

  • An invoice will be issued for the full amount due by 25 April 2024 (30 days out from the tournament) 

  • Hotel bookings may be cancelled for any reason up to 30 days prior to 25 April 2024 – we will refund your deposit less 10% 

  • If you cancel your hotel booking within 30 days of the tournament, (after 25 April 2024) all deposits and balance amounts are non-refundable. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. 

  • All cancellations must be in writing. 

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