Golf Courses in the Cook Islands: The Full List
Take a break from snorkelling and enjoy the array of land activities of the Cook Islands, including golf. That’s right, both the islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki have their own golf courses, while there’s also a mini golf course for some family-friendly fun. Learn more about every single golf course in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands in the list below!
For a more in-depth look at golfing in the Cooks, take a look at The Complete Guide to Golf in the Cook Islands.
Rarotonga Golf Club
Enjoy a round at this casual range where golfers tee off island-style in their shorts and tees. That’s right, Rarotonga has its own tropical 9-hole golf course among swaying palms and with a mountain backdrop! Don’t expect pristine greens here but a basic yet challenging zig-zagging course where radio masts and coconut trees will be your biggest hurdles. Once you’ve done your round at the Rarotonga Golf Club, head to the clubhouse and bar to relax with fellow golfers. Rentals are available from the clubhouse, which are as “pristine” as the greens. This is island-style golf, after all!
Location: Tipani Road, Nikao, Rarotonga. Plan your trip to Raro with The Complete Travel Guide to Rarotonga.
Aitutaki Golf Club
That’s right, Aitutaki too has its own tropical 9-hole golf course among coconut palms with lagoon views. The golf course is just north of the old airfield where you can hire clubs from the airport to enjoy teeing off at your own leisure or join the locals for their Thursday competition starting at 3.30pm-4pm. Needless to say, you can only hire clubs from the airport when the planes are coming in so check out the schedule in our guide, Domestic Flights in the Cook Islands: Your Guide to Interisland Flights.
Location: The northern tip of Aitutaki, above the old runway. Plan your trip to Aitutaki using The Complete Travel Guide to Aitutaki.
Mini Golf Courses in the Cook Islands
Aumata Mini Golf
If you’re not too snobby about golf or you have a young group to entertain, Aumata Mini Golf might just be the best golf course in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands! Enjoy 18 holes of fun challenges under the shade of the mango trees then wrap up the experience with a pizza at the cafe served by its friendly staff. The course is open 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm. See more experiences that are fun for all ages in the 40 Best Things to Do in the Cook Islands with Kids.
Location: Inave Road, Arorangi (well signposted off the main road), Rarotonga.
What About Coco Putt Mini Golf?
The mini golf course at Coco Putt Ale House is no more! All you’ll find if you follow the road signs are overgrown lawns, cows and a family not wishing to be disturbed.
More About Golf Courses in the Cook Islands
That’s it (yes, really) for the best golf courses in Rarotonga and the Cook Islands. For more sports you can get into, check out the following articles:
- The Complete Guide to Golf in the Cook Islands
- 101 Best Things to Do in the Cook Islands: The Ultimate List
- 10 Most Unique Things to Do in Rarotonga & the Cook Islands
And for any part of your trip planning you might have missed, check out The Best Cook Islands Travel Guide.