Hotel Rating

4 Star


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (Free)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Location Rating



  • Beachlands

Suitable for

Check in

  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am

Rydges Formosa Golf Resort Review


Purchased by the New Zealand Superannuation fund and reopened in November 2020 under the Rydges brand this stunning location is finally getting some experienced property management and much needed capital investment. It’s a magnificent location with stunning views of the Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island. The Bob Charles designed course was once world class and genuine test for championship golfers. It’s been poorly maintained for many years due to lack of funds but is rapidly improving now that the new owners have put experienced managers and the money required to bring out the full potential of the golf course and the hotel, restaurant and bar, and get this back to being one of the best golf courses in Auckland. If not one of NZ’s 10 best golf courses. This is a great value spot for couples. even if you don’t like golf – it’s beautiful and quiet.


The location is a 10/10 for tourists and locals. It’s miles away from the CBD but there is a ferry from pine harbour 2 minutes drive away that can take you to  the CBD in 40 minutes. The views are spectacular. And aside from the occasional golfer it’s really quiet.

Restaurants & Bars

Nineteen Restaurant and Nineteen Bar aren’t very imaginatively named but the menu offers an excellent selection of New Zealand’s finest produce, and some tasty looking vegan offerings too.

Accommodation Standard

This was originally built as a super luxury club, so it’s got good bones. It’s a 4 star with a 5 star view.


  • Golf Course is still being brought back to its full glory (you can’t fix a golf course in a day)

Outstanding Features

  • Location
  • Views
  • World Class Golf Course (this will only get better with more time)

Address: 110 Jack Lachlan Drive, Beachlands, Auckland 2571

Phone: 09-218 3870