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09 August 2016

Golf in New Zealand

With courses set against a backdrop of some of the most stunning scenery in the world, New Zealand is fast becoming one of the hottest golfing holiday destinations on the planet. From Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers on the North Island to Queenstown’s incredible Jacks Point and The Hills Golf Club in the South, a golfing holiday to New Zealand has a new adventure for the golf traveller at every destination. Non golfing partners will find an abundance of activities in a country renowned for its adventure, fine food and wine and incredible landscapes.

Take in any of New Zealand’s incredible golfing destinations and the stunning scenery on offer complements the amazing activities at every turn. The local cuisine and wines are world class. Accommodation at the world’s leading hotel chains, exclusive apartments and chateaus or holiday villas provide stays as diverse as the country itself. With a constantly changing dynamic from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South, New Zealand golf continually provides new challenges, and each region, a completely different golfing experience.

The summer and autumn months from November through to April are the best for golf in New Zealand. For those wanting to take in alpine skiing during the cooler months, there is always golf available in the towns surrounding some of the best ski fields in the world.
Taupo, in the centre of the North Island, is home to the spiritual home of New Zealand golf, Wairakei International and the Jack Nicklaus designed Kinloch, one of the Golden Bear’s fiercest links layouts. A two-hour drive to the east brings you to the beautiful Hawke’s Bay region and the world renowned Cape Kidnappers, a course which consistently ranks inside the top 50 courses in the world and one, which many who have played both, rate above the iconic Pebble Beach.

To the South Island where golfers are spoil for choice, especially around Christchurch and Queenstown. Players can be forgiven for losing concentration or even concept of time and space between shots as they take in so much of the amazing scenery encompassing the spectacular South Island layouts.

A day in New Zealand can be filled with the best of golf and exciting outdoor activities. Referred to as the adventure capital of the world, visitors here can relax after a morning round with a ride along a bike trail or choose to take in sky diving, bungy jumping, white water rafting, gold panning or wine tasting.

Whatever golf adventure you dream of, New Zealand can provide you with some of the best courses in the world and the most incredible adventure throughout its amazing towns and cities.

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