Personally, I’m not a golfer, but a good friend and neighbour , Shona, is. I asked her to list her favorite nearby courses – all within 20 minutes or less drive from Mapua. Here they are, with Shona’s comments in italics:
Greenacres on Best Island.
15 minutes max from your place, 18 hole course set right beside the water, welcomes casual players, my favourite local course
Tasman Golf Club at Kina beach
10 mins away, a 9hole course. Very hilly with spectacular views over Tasman Bay, worth a visit for the view alone.
Motueka Golf Club on Harbour Rd
15 minutes away, 18hole course, usually in nice condition, can get rather boggy in winter, but good for the rest of the year
Totaradale Golf Club in Wakefield
20 minutes away, 9 hole course – a favorite course but that is as much becasue of the people I play with there as the course itself