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New Zealand is home to a stunning array of golf courses set in incredible locations.

New Zealand is simply an amazing golf destination. It has some of the best golf courses I have ever played. It should be a must-visit place for golfers from all over the world. You won’t be disappointed.

Lydia Ko New Zealand golfer

New Zealand has a long golfing history as Scottish pioneers introduced the game over a century ago. In recent times, New Zealand has become home to world class courses and state of the art facilities.

With dramatic scenery, greenery, long stretches of coast and soaring mountains, New Zealand is a natural playground. Marquee golf courses such as Kauri Cliffs and Jack’s Point have been designed to make the most of the natural terrain and to show off the best scenery.

Accessibility really sets New Zealand apart from other countries, with a new golf course to try around every corner. Travel from alpine areas to idyllic beachside locations within a few hours. It’s no wonder that golf is the sport with the highest participation from New Zealanders, for both men and women.

New Zealand has more than 400 golf courses. A selection of these have been hand-picked by industry experts and categorised into Marquee Courses and Experience Courses. Marquee golf courses are highly aspirational, with much international interest. Experience golf courses are clustered around the marquee courses and have a fantastic local vibe and charm.   

Our recommended golf itineraries – New Zealand Golf Tour, North Island Highlights, South Island Highlights – will lead you to the best courses in New Zealand and highlight other great activities within the area. The golf courses within these itineraries will test a wide variety of shots and have been training grounds for our top golfers including Michael Campbell, Sir Bob Charles, Greg Turner, Phil Tataurangi, Frank Nobilo, Danny Lee and Lydia Ko.

A golf holiday in New Zealand is guaranteed to impress. Come for the golf and stay for a while to experience exquisite food and wine, adventure activities, quiet nature and seamless hospitality.

Click to download the Top Golf Courses of New Zealand e-book.

Recommended Golf Trips

New Zealand Golf Tour

Auckland Central to Arrowtown

2229 km
10 Days
  • World ranked courses
  • Breathtaking locations
  • Accessible

North Island Golf Highlights

Auckland Central to Wellington Central

1305 km
8 Days
  • Clifftop courses
  • Diversity
  • Delicious food & wine

South Island Golf Highlights

Auckland Central to Central Queenstown

22 km
6 Days
  • Dramatic golf holes
  • Championship courses
  • Stunning locations

Click to download Top Golf Courses of New Zealand e-book to plan your next golfing adventure.

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