Augusta National Chairman Mr. Fred Ridley recently played Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club along with the Captain of the R&A, Mr Bruce Mitchell, accompanied by members of the Asian Confederation during their visit to Wellington for the Asian Pacific Amateur.
Paraparaumu club members acted at caddies for the distinguished guests, and a great day was had by all.
Mr Fred Ridley commented;
“Golf is a great pathway to friendship.”
Another visitor this year to Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club was Mr David Davis from respected ratings site, top100golfcourses.com following his enjoyable experience at PBGC Mr Davies said;
“I can’t help feeling that Paraparaumu Beach remains one of the world’s most underrated golf courses.”
“I strongly believe that it is indeed where it belongs, in the World Top 100.”
The top100golfcourses.com list is compiled by an enthusiastic bunch of well-traveled and golf educated individuals that spend their free time in pursuit of great golf.
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club has indeed returned to the Top 100, at #97, a huge fillip for the club, it’s members and management team, lead by Mr Leo Barber.
Mr Fergal O’Leary, a self-confessed golf course addict, who completed playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the United States in just 4 years at 28 years of age, and also a course rater, played here in 2016;
“Everything about the club is humble and unpretentious and fits every element of a golfing gem.”
“If you are looking for a course which will examine how accurate you are from the tee, then you’ve met your match.”