With over 400 golf courses, New Zealand is a golfer’s paradise. Regardless of your budget or handicap, New Zealand has something to offer every golfer.
If you’re mad on golf, you’ll know that it’s impossible to go somewhere without looking for a course. In New Zealand they’re everywhere; from the big cities to the smallest country towns. Best of all, they’re accessible. Green fees are remarkably reasonable and visitors are always welcome.
Golf is the highest participation sport in New Zealand and the country has produced such notable players as Sir Bob Charles and Michael Campbell, while this year’s US Amateur Champion, Danny Lee, looks destined for greatness.
Every year, thousands of golfers from around the world come to experience the unique attractions that New Zealand has to offer. And the golf industry in New Zealand continues to grow and develop. A number of new resort courses have been carved out of the dramatic landscape to complement the already impressive selection of courses around the country.
If it’s a special experience you’re after you could play at Carrington
in Northland with vineyards on one side and the sweep of the ocean on the other. Or at Kauri Cliffs
, Matauri Bay, just north of the Bay of Islands - a par 72 championship course that winds through marsh, forest and farmland. Six of the holes are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea – so don’t lose your ball. And at Lakes Resort in Coromandel’s Pauanui, you can play on one of New Zealand’s top 10 courses that meanders its way through pristine native wetlands.
These are just some of the golf courses waiting to be discovered in New Zealand. What will be your favourite course?