Tara Iti has achieved the unthinkable, debuting at No.1 in New Zealand’s Top 40 Courses. Yet Tom Doak's masterpiece is just one player in a superstar team arranged by wealthy owner Ric Kayne for one purpose: offering one of world golf’s best experiences. By Evin Priest
Could Tara Iti Golf Club actually be New Zealand’s best golf course just seven months after opening? Evin Priest visited Tom Doak's latest coastal masterpiece, two hours north of Auckland at Mangawhai, to see what all the fuss is about.
Perched on the edge of the Rakaia River in New Zealand’s oxygen-rich high country, Terrace Downs Resort dishes up world-class play-and-stay golf in one of the world’s most spectacular and largely underrated regions.