Considered by a growing number of serious golfers as a hidden treasure in New Zealand, the 18 hole, par 70 Omaha Beach Golf Club is less than an hour's drive from central Auckland or an hour and a half from Auckland International Airport, but a world away from the frenetic pace of the city.
It's a links style resort course, crafted by its designers to make the most of its stunning seaside location and the gentle, undulating roll of the rural landscape into which it neatly sits.
Bordered by the sea on one side and a natural estuary on the other, it is a course that offers some unique and pleasant surprises as you travel around it; a Totara Grove adjacent to one hole, a stand of Kaihikatea providing shelter to a boardwalk that delivers you to another, and with the estuary itself providing a new landscape, and challenge, as you progress around the course.
Significant work has gone into Omaha over the last five years to deliver a near all seasons course that is now gaining growing recognition for its stunning beauty as much as its challenges for all levels of golfer.
Which means we can promise at least two things: the warmest of welcomes and a day to remember.