Golfing in New Zealand
Golfing in New Zealand is not hard to find. You could travel the whole of the country and find suitable stops to play throughout your travels, with around 400
courses across the two main islands.
In the North Island, you can play on the cliff-tops at Bay of Islands, or at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawke’s Bay – these are two of the many beautiful golf course locations. Another more prestigious golf course, located just north of Wellington, and one of the most beautiful and historic golf courses in New Zealand is The Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club. This course is regarded by many as one of the greatest links courses in the southern hemisphere, developed in a world renowned layout, and is situated on the undulating dunes land of the Kapiti Coast. The course has hosted the New Zealand Open 12 times. A record unsurpassed by any other New Zealand course. In 2002 it hosted the worlds number 1 golfer, Tiger Woods..
Further south – in the South Island there is a golfing history that goes back over 100 years, when Scottish immigrants pioneered the game in New Zealand, using parkland and farmland courses.
As a destination known for its picturesque nature, and greenery, New Zealand is a golfer’s paradise.
Premium Quality Courses
Golfing in New Zealand is sure to be on the bucket list of any keen golfer, and it is home to 14 Marquee Courses, that are designed by world-class architects. Keen golfers coming to New Zealand to play golf will be impressed by a wide variety of terrain and scenery including, snow-capped mountains, and isolated coastal stretches. Many golf courses can be found associated with great restaurants and/or wineries, and often they are complemented by the incredible cuisine they fine five-star accommodation.
If you pick just one place to play golf, Queenstown is thought to be a must-see, with three world-renowned championship golf courses. Millbrook Resort has
27 holes, with 360 degree views of the mountainous landscape. This golf course also co-host’s the New Zealand Open, along with The Hills Golf Course, an 18-hole course amongst native tussock, with highly expensive sculptural decoration.
In Christchurch, The Clearwater Golf Club at Clearwater Resort hosted the New Zealand Women’s Open, amongst other championships, and fuses Scottish traditions with parkland golf features that evoke images of Florida. Also in Christchurch, you will find Hagley Park, which is the largest urban open space in the region, and home to Hagley Golf Club.
If touring there are a wide range of ‘marquee’ golf and ‘experience’ golf courses, and most are strongly connected to the local communities, providing a varied level of service. These are scattered all over New Zealand
Trueblue Kiwi can arrange personalised golfing tours. This enables you to get the best golfing experience, whilst still ticking off the greatest sights New Zealand has to offer. If there are special golfing events you would like to attend, it’s possible to work those into your trip, as well as discovering hidden gems along the way.
In order to get a fully rounded experience as you travel through the country, make sure to use both marquee and experience golf courses. This will give you a greater taste of New Zealand and its culture, people, and landscapes.