Great Golf, Fine Wine and Breathtaking Views
New Zealand is a compact country of two main islands stretching 1600 km (north to south) and up to 400 km (east to west). With a relatively small population of just over 4.5 million people, there’s plenty of room in this green and pleasant land for fairways and greens.
All told, New Zealand has over 400 golf courses and with the thin coastal topography of the land coupled with its hilly interior has produced a rich legacy of varied courses.
Over the past 20 years, the New Zealand golfing landscape has been greatly enhanced by the work of world-class architects such as Tom Doak, Robert Trent Jones Jnr and Jack Nicklaus.
Strategically located near either snowy capped mountains or isolated coastal stretches (and in some cases both) these locations provide not only superb natural backdrops for playing golf but the added bonus of breathtaking scenery.
This is one of New Zealand’s – and the world’s – most acclaimed golf courses. Fifteen of the 18 holes afford sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, and golf writers describe it as a ‘must see, must play’ course. Kauri Cliffs consistently rates in the world’s top 50 golf courses as selected by golf publications and websites.
The Tom Doak designed Cape Kidnappers is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular and challenging golf courses. This cliff-top beauty on the North Island’s rugged east coast, has been described by a leading US golf writer as “one of the most compelling modern layouts in golf with unforgettable coastal views.”
Golf Magazine rated it as the 38th best course in the world in 2013, while Planet Golf described it as one of the most compelling modern layouts in golf with unforgettable coastal views.
On the shores of Lake Taupo, Kinloch was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Often referred to as ‘the thinking golfer’s course’, players are advised to bring their A game. Kinloch is ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world outside the USA.
Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
Long recognised as the best links layout in New Zealand, Paraparaumu – just north of Wellington – has a rich collection of classical links holes, especially par threes. The course is right beside the beach and the prevailing westerly wind provides added interest.
A short drive from Queenstown, Jack’s Point is the #1 ranked course in the South Island .Jacks Point is renowned for its outstanding natural landscape and impeccable presentation, offer all golfers a fun challenging experience whilst embracing the outstanding scenery of Lake Wakatipu and remarkable mountain range which enclose the course.
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