Do It Yourself Golf Travel
Golf Tourism in NZ
Do it yourself golf travel in New Zealand – PaR nz Golfing Holidays, voted New Zealand's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2022, can help you with your itinerary and all bookings so that you can ‘Do It Yourself’ – travelling and playing at your leisure.
New Zealand present’s the best of dramatic scenery, greenery, long stretches of coast and soaring mountains. ‘Kiwi’ golf presents a natural playground for golf with more than 400 golf courses – these a a new golf course to try around every corner.
Here’s some ideas … but in essence, PaR nz Golfing Holidays can tailor anything to make your time in New Zealand ‘Golf-Special’!
The ‘Starter Package’ for that quick break away to Queenstown, New Zealand's premier golf destination, and a 5 Star package! Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s premium tourist destinations, with picturesque mountain vistas, stunning lakes and streams, world-class wineries and restaurants, and home to Lord of the Rings movie sets. Queenstown is recognised as an action-adventure centre along with some of the best golf that this country has to offer.
This package includes world-class championship golf at 5 top resorts and clubs – a 5 Star package! The five courses offered include Jacks Point, 2 rounds at Millbrook over their 27 holes complimented with rounds at Queenstown and Arrowtown, or Cromwell or nearby Wanaka. These are a mix of resort type courses and memberships clubs, presenting a range of challenges and scenery.
The best in the region is The Hills – a private member course that can be included in this tour. It is an expensive day-play package that includes food and beverage on a course that is always prepared to an exceptionally high standard. The Hills is always in the top ten courses in New Zealand – current ranking 6, as published in December 2018 by a panel of New Zealand Golf experts and identities (Including PaR nz’s Denise Langdon). The Hills is offered as an optional course.
'Little More Time To Spare' Package
If you have a little more time up your sleeve, this luxury 8 day North Island package may be just the thing! Playing 6 rounds of golf, including one night at the acclaimed Cape Kidnappers Farm Lodge with two rounds playing the Cape Kidnappers course designed by American golf architect, Tom Doak in 2004. Cape Kidnappers is an exceptional course with spectacular views, many holes bordering on threatening cliffs 500 ft. above the sea!
One round is included at Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary – one of New Zealand’s oldest recognised resort courses. Opened in 1970, Wairakei was designed by a 3-man consortium that included the late Peter Thomson. The course today is an absolute treat to play with much native wildlife and birdlife seen throughout the course, protected by a fully fenced predator-free enclosure.
Golf is also offered on the Hastings Golf Course, often referred to as Bridge Pa, and either Napier or Maraenui Golf Courses as alternative challenges in this wine Mecca area of New Zealand. The final round is scheduled for The Kinloch Club, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature course in New Zealand. A must play with a variety of tees giving you a multitude of links challenges, as you would expect. The opening holes set you up for a great round, with the back nine offering many great views over New Zealand’s largest lake, Lake Taupo.
'Paradise with 14 days!' Package
Golf and New Zealand are now synonymous with world class facilities and our North Island has no shortage of golfing greats. Play 8 rounds of world-class golf on this 14-day North Island package Includes golf in Auckland, the Bay of Islands, Taupo, the Hawkes Bay, finishing on Wellington. Starting in Auckland city, play golf on Windross Farm – Auckland's latest course that hosted the 2017 New Zealand Women’s Open.
Spend 2 days in the Bay of Islands with golf at Gulf Harbour on your way north (a past NZ Open venue and host of the 2002 World Cup of Golf), and a round at Kauri Cliffs voted New Zealand’s 3rd best course! Kauri Cliffs also made the Golf Digest 2019 Top 100 list coming in at 37th place.
We then suggest 3 nights in Taupo – travelling by car (or you could swap for a domestic flight). Two exceptional golf fairways await – The Kinloch Club and Wairakei International Golf & Sanctuary. Wairakei is a special treat playing in and around numerous protected bird and wildlife in this predator-free fenced private course.
Cape Kidnappers is a must before heading to Wellington to finish with Paraparaumu Beach Links and Royal Wellington. Paraparaumu, host of many New Zealand Opens including the infamous 2002 Open where Tiger Woods just made the cut in, gives you a unique links challenge. Royal Wellington has been recently renovated, hosting the 2017 Asia Pacific Amateur Championship and the 2018 Annika Sorenstam Invitational.
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