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William_G

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2023, 09:46:50 AM »
Kevin,
I donít think it is a second Bandon but a first Te Arai. You need to see it!


similar to Bandon for remoteness, links golf, and difficulty in finding qualified employees to service a huge and very high end golf resort


different than Bandon in many ways... pricier, private mansions on site, there are "members", ocean front dining and lodging, pickelball/tennis adjacent to the 11th tee on the South to name a few


it's only just begun


great place and would go back!
It's all about the golf!

Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2023, 02:54:07 AM »
I've recently returned from NZ and will post some photos soon.


First impression = as equal if not better than Bandon.


If one includes Tara Iti - I would suggest the rota of three in NZ are better than any 3 at Bandon (I haven't seen Sheep Ranch).


The place was busy the two days I was there. There wasn't many people staying onsite - probably the price has something to do with it. It seemed people were staying nearby or coming up from Auckland for the day as once the sun went down there weren't many around. The food and accommodation were very good.


Infrastructure is booming - more accommodation / clubhouses / restaurants currently WIP but also a lot of housing going in as well.

Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2023, 09:03:04 PM »
2 = P3



« Last Edit: December 06, 2023, 09:18:17 PM by Kevin Pallier »

Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2023, 09:21:35 PM »
4 = P4



Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2023, 09:23:14 PM »
6 = P4

« Last Edit: December 06, 2023, 09:24:45 PM by Kevin Pallier »

Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2023, 09:26:13 PM »
10 = P4



Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2023, 09:28:27 PM »
16 = P4



Kevin Pallier

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2023, 09:29:25 PM »
17 = P3 (reminds me of 11 Pacific Dunes)



William_G

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Re: Te Arai links
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2023, 08:17:20 AM »
like I said, this is not Bandon Dunes golf resort......

please get over it


it is Te Arai Links, 2 courses, North and South and a large putting course


it is a great place, and none of the holes reminded me of anything Bandon


housing, lodging, and restaurants on the beach


more stuff for family


Bandon has five 18 hole courses and no pickleball LOL


there is no 80 foot bluff


semi-private and each course closed for public play every other day


Tara Iti is private




It's all about the golf!

Michael Moore

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Re: Te Arai links New
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2023, 04:57:08 PM »
17 = P3 (reminds me of 11 Pacific Dunes)

If P3 is "reminds me of 11 Pacific Dunes", what is P4? You sank my battleship?

PS - I get it now, "P" is an abbreviation for the burdensome "par"  . . .  carry on.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2023, 05:03:33 PM by Michael Moore »
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