top of page

Copthorne Bay of Islands 4 Course Classic - Released

2023 Copthorne Bay of Islands 4 Course Classic

Dates: Monday 1 May to Friday 5 May 2023

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. 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 included for most so you can explore the region.

Stay for the tournament 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 and a complimentary glass of wine.

Our programme is action packed for the week! We start the week on Sunday 30th April with Registration, wine tastings and ‘Flavours of the Pacific’ canapes at Charlottes Kitchen Restaurant on the Paihia Wharf. In 2023 we feature 2 optional extra functions - on Monday night 1st 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! Mid-week on Wednesday 3rd 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). Included in your round playing Kauri Cliffs is a new ‘Food Truck’ experience this year. We finish the week on Friday 5th May at the Copthorne Resort with a Prize Giving Dinner included in your package.

Limited to the first 250 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 28 November 2022. Full tournament entry is NZ$699pp

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

  • Balance due by 1 April 2023. Invoices will be sent out mid-March 2023. Please refer to our full Booking Conditions at the time of entry online.

Copthorne Hotel Bay of Islands tournament specials from NZD$369pp twin share to stay Special booking bonus is a welcome glass of wine at the hotel bar.

We also welcome 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.

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 we will mix you up but for your special round at Kauri Cliffs we will draw you with your friends/partners.

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.

The region has lots of wineries to visit and if you are after more golf, what about a day trip to play Carrington Resort or even add-on a stay pre or post tournament.

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


bottom of page