A disappointing turnout from locals but a very healthy response from visitors resulted in a successful Dunes Challenge on Saturday. The spoils were taken by North Shore visitor Dennis Ebert with 39 points scored in trying, cold, windy conditions. Second was Tony De Coek (celebrating his birthday weekend with a[…]
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Wednesday is men’s day at The Dunes Golf Resort. Today’s Russian roulette turned out to be a successful day with 26 men entered.
Dunes greenkeeper Tom Van Kan won his second consecutive senior title at the 2015 Club Strokeplay Championships over the weekend of August 29/30 with rounds of 81, 80. He was 14 shots clear of former champions Stewart Green and Craig Bunyan who were second and third. A total of 41[…]
Scott Corbett, winner of last year’s Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Award is the new face in the kitchen at The Dunes. And it is a return home for the 28-year veteran of well known restaurants such as Peppertree in Coromandel and No8 in Whitianga who spent a year in[…]
Matarangi Fire Chief Stu Arnold is the latest Dunes member to register a hole in one during competition. He did it with a perfect shot on the 5th while playing with Tony De Coek in the Russian Roulette drawn pairs on July 8. While Stu (pictured here receiving his trophy[…]
Another successful Meat Pack Haggle was held on August 1 with 26 entries including six visitors from Omokoroa Golf Club. The men’s division was a closely fought affair with the first three on 37 points. The winner was our own Tony Cotton from Keith Cullum with Lance Douglas (Omokoroa) third.[…]
A class of English language students from Evakona Education in Whitianga visited us on Thursday last week. The students spent about an our with our extremely patient green keepers team practicing golf. It was a fun afternoon for all of them on the 3rd fairway.
Winter draped its shimmering, silver cape over The Dunes on Saturday and Sunday, covering the course in frost and delaying tee off until 9.30am. The official temperature slid to minus 0.7 (the lowest recorded in the past 13 years). This picture was taken by Shopi at 7.30am on Sunday.
A good field of 26 players entered the July Meat Pack Haggle on Saturday in clear, chilly conditions after a frost delayed tee off until 9.30am. Paul Shaw won the first division with 37 points on a countback from Keith Cullum. Tony Cotton won the second division with 36 points,[…]