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
With dramatic scenery, greenery, long stretches of coast and soaring mountains, New Zealand is a natural playground. Marquee golf courses such as The Hills, Millbrook Resort, 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.
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“New Zealand, despite and maybe because of its remoteness, is at the center of the golf world today. The stunning architecture of its new courses are the talk of every traveling golfer, and it’s become one of the game's top destinations. So it’s with great pride that we announce our new digital edition in New Zealand and look forward to growing our partnership with golfers in the South Pacific."
Jerry Tarde, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Golf Digest.