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PaR nz Spring Blog


‘Spring is in the air’ and like you, the Team from PaR nz is looking forward to a ‘dry’ and bumper summer of golf. For us, it has been a very very busy 2023 hosting our Kiwi and Aussie clients around the world. Now that international borders are fully open and golfers are mad keen to get travelling – we of course are delighted to get our travel business going again and sincerely thank those clients who have stuck with us. Hope you have been following our numerous golf journeys on FaceBook. Count to date this year has Denise and I each playing 62 overseas golf courses!! WOW!! At PaR nz we have been humbled this year to receive international awards and honours. We have been awarded New Zealand’s Best Inbound and Outbound Tour Operator now seven times in a row. Denise has continued her role on the Board of the NZ Golf Industry Council and PaR nz our partnership with Golf NZ. For our charitable work for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), we were inducted into the Chancellors Circle of the University of Auckland late in 2022 and continue to promote awareness of this terrible disease. To squeeze in by Xmas, coming up around NZ, we have 4 great tournaments – 2-4 October 2023 our Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay 54-Hole Classic in support of our golfing friends from this flood affected region, 10 places remaining. Labour Weekend 21-22 October is the Golf NZ Mixed Foursomes @ Boulcotts Farm – Division 1 is off the stick, other Divisions by handicap – grab your partner come play this popular match play tournament. Rolling into November we have our Millbrook Masters sponsored by the newly launched Mora Wines and the Golf NZ Senior Foursomes at Fairview GC. Both these events are sold out but look out for 2024 dates. To complete the year – our 2023 Spain Portugal Morocco Tour starts in Madrid in October – highlight of that tour will be playing Valderrama and the Solheim Cup Host Venue – Finca Cortesin along with 12 other world-class courses. Barnbougle is always the buzz and will be a highlight on our tour to Tasmania in December – if you missed out this year, register for 2024. For 2024 we have a HUGE international programme and its great to see our PaR nz travellers enjoying new destinations and playing great golf courses once again! In April to coincide with the cherry blossom season we are hosting our first tour to Japan – journeying to 4 fabulous cities playing 8 championship courses – sorry 2024 is sold out but let us know if you are keen to join us in 2025. May 2024 our Golf & Safari Tour to South Africa including Kruger National Park and Rovos Rail is sold out but you can register for 2025. We celebrate going back again to Canada in June 2024 – this is our 22nd tour to the Canadian Rockies – anticipation awaits the release of new inclusions for Canada 2025 including Jasper. Places are limited on our Tour to Ireland in July 2024 coinciding with the 152ndOpen at Royal Troon. We are also taking registrations of interest for the 153rd Open @ Royal Portrush. For July/August 2024 we are very excited to shortly release our 2024 France & Paris Olympics Tour – don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime event. Yes, we have tickets to 3 days at the Olympics to watch golf and in fact play Le Golf National as well! Plus 20 days sampling everything that you dream about a golf holiday to France in the Northern regions. We will be back to Fiji in August/September 2024 – our Denarau Women’s Golf Classic will celebrate its 20th year anniversary and the competition will be hot once again for our Sheraton Fiji Villa Teams Challenge. Vietnam is back on our calendar in October 2024 – look out for the Danang Sixes! Around New Zealand we are back hosting our ever-popular multi-course tournaments. In January 2024 is the Barfoot & Thompson Bay of Plenty 5 Course Classic – we are aiming to top our 340 numbers from 2023 with a lot of interest from the Pacific Islands and Australia. In May is the 2024 Copthorne Bay of Islands 4 Course Classic – back for its 7th year! Rolling into October and November will be our Trinity Hill Hawkes Bay 4 Course Classic hopefully celebrating the return of Napier GC and our Mora Millbrook Masters playing the 2 courses at Millbrook and Jacks Point. New on our 2024 calendar will be The Te Arai Links Invitational playing the new North and South Courses. For Golf NZ we’ve had a fantastic year hosting 5 long-standing national tournaments – the NZ Mid Am, NZ Women’s Senior Matchplay, NZ Autumn Foursomes, NZ Mixed Foursomes and NZ Womens Senior Foursomes. These events are back on our calendar once again in 2024 – look out for the Mid Am @ Hamilton, Women’s Senior Matchplay @ Rotorua and other venues to be announced. Keep in contact with us via our e-newsletters or FaceBook and we’d love to see you on tour or at a tournament in 2024 or even 2025.

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