Your Central North Island golfing holiday will be enhanced by rich Māori cultural experiences, geothermal wonders and world-class fly fishing.
The Central North Island features Lake Taupō as the centre point. With three Marquee courses and five Experience courses, there is a plethora of great golf to be played.
The Kinloch Club in the lakeside settlement of Kinloch near Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Wairakei + Golf Sanctuary is a parkland course with native plant and birdlife. Less than 30 minutes apart, the two courses provide a beautiful contrast to each other. With the 36-hole Taupo Golf Club close by, and easy day trips to geothermal Rotorua Golf Club and the seaside links of Ohope, the region offers fantastic variety.
About 90 minutes southeast of Lake Taupo is Hawke’s Bay. Known for its artisan food and world-renowned wineries, this coastal region offers superb cycling, art deco tours and a chance to see the largest gannet colony in the world.
The golf on offer in Hawke’s Bay is equally stunning, with Cape Kidnappers - Tom Doak’s cliff-top masterpiece (currently ranked #16 in the world by Golf Digest) - just 15 minutes from the centre of Napier. Hastings Golf Club serves as the region’s Experience course.