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Our Story

Real golfers with a passion for travel

PaR nz Golfing Holidays, Denise & Kim, has grown to become one of the largest and most respected golf holiday and golf event companies in our home country New Zealand, and  internationally. Everywhere we go we are known as ‘the golfing girls’.


With global partnerships throughout all sectors of the golf industry, we are a fully integrated travel, marketing, and events management team. PaR nz Golfing Holidays is the only company in New Zealand that is an approved Authorised Provider to The Open. And, yes, we play golf and have a huge passion for travel! Welcome to our story.

PaR nz Golfing Holidays was founded in August 2000. Since our beginning, we have seen some wonderful golf and met some fabulous people. We are delighted to have kept PaR nz on the golfing map - even after the unique lockdowns we all experienced - and are  still here to tell the story 22 years+ on!  Our goal has always been to offer golf events and international golf travel experiences that are ‘wow’, professionally organised and, above all, fun.  


As a member of IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) we have developed extensive international networks to organise golf holiday experiences of a lifetime. We plan our tours to  traditional, cultural and emerging golf destinations. We play championship and famous courses, coincide with attending golfing majors, stay in luxury hotels and enjoy an array of unique tourism and cuisine experiences. 


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Memberships, Partnerships & Sponsorships

Denise & Kim are both members at Windross Farm Golf Club (Host of the 2017 LPGA NZ Ladies Open). We are golf fanatics and with a busy event calendar we have played many courses around New Zealand.  


Benn Ashford, who hails from the UK and based in Wanaka, is another passionate golfer, working with us on specifical projects and tournaments.  In addition Benn is the Volunteer Manager for the New Zealand Open, and runs the New Zealand arm of Golf Jobs – a specialist worldwide golf recruiting company.


We are proud of the golfer return rate we get and the industry awards gained; 4 x Best Inbound Operator, 5 x Best Outbound Operator Awards and an Outstanding Service Awards (IAGTO).  With our clients, friends and travelling golfing mates, we enjoy the social networking that comes with this great game.


Along with our IAGTO membership, PaR nz is an Official Partner to Golf New Zealand and The PGA of NZ, managing many of their national amateur tournaments. PaR nz has had extensive background and experience with previous contracts to many large corporations and charity groups creating and professionally managing their golf days.  PaR nz Golfing Holidays is a member of the Tourism Industry of New Zealand and NZGIC (New Zealand Golf Industry Council) of which Denise is a current Board Member.


PaR nz Golfing Holidays is proudly sponsored, and is a significant corporate client to Titleist FootJoy the No.1 brand in golf and has partnerships with 5 golf clubs around New Zealand - Millbrook, Queenstown, Paraparaumu, Hamilton and North Shore.  PaR nz Golfing Holidays remains connected to the community through its sponsorship and support of two key charity organisations.  A member of the Sir Douglas Robb Society - Auckland University Chancellors Circle for philanthropic work towards the research into a cure for Motor Neuron Disease, donating over $205,000 so far to the Centre for Brain Research.   PaR nz Golfing Holidays also works with the B&W Trust specifically to raise funds for women to develop in sport and leadership, under the Susie Simcock Leadership Award.   Past golf days and work have included The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, North Shore Hospice, Melanoma Foundation, Leukaemia Foundation, NZ Men’s Health, The Hugh Green Foundation and The Malaghan Institute Research Trust.


It’s been a journey, and we are delighted to go on…


Thanks so much, and Ka kite


Denise, Kim & Kris

Proud winners of the World Golf Awards

2023 Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator - World Golf Awards

2022 Best Outbound & Inbound Golf Tour Operator – World Golf Awards

2021 IAGTO Outstanding Service Award

2020 Best Outbound & Inbound Golf Tour Operator – World Golf Awards

2019 Best Outbound & Inbound Golf Tour Operator – World Golf Awards

2018 Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator – World Golf Awards

2017 Best Outbound Golf Tour Operator – World Golf Awards

2016 Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator – World Golf Awards


Aug 2022 - Fiji

“I have been away on many trips overseas and in NZ with PaR nz. Absolutely recommend to everyone. Attention to detail and organisation skills are 10/10. Already looking forward to the next trip."


June 2022

"Denise and Kim are fantastic! Such brilliant organisation of tours and and golfing events...highly highly recommend. Call now! For your next golfing adventure!"


June 2022 - Canada

“Just concluding the PaR nz Canada Tour...could not have expected it to be any better...great scenery, interesting golf courses & lots of bears! Thanks Denise for your expert leadership​!”


Nov 2022 - Tasmania

“A note of thanks for all your personal help to me during our trip to Tassie. What a great trip!!! We had a ball and with great organising you made the trip one of the best. Top marks to PaR nz Golfing Holidays. We look forward to the next one.”

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