PGNZ International Golf Destination Series

PGNZ International Golf Destination Series

Welcome to another glorious weekend! If you are in Auckland - have you played any of the following courses - Titirangi, Wainui, Windross Farm or Gulf Harbour? Interested in a day tour to one of these exciting marquee golf courses including a helicopter ride, lunch and a golf travel goodies bag - contact us now!

As it is Saturday we are now into Blog Post #4 of our new PGNZ International Golf Destinations series. Previously we showcased

  • Australia
  • Malaysia
  • Fiji

Today we are going to the other side of the world to the land of fire and ice - the amazingly popular travel destination of Iceland!

Iceland, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, is a geological marvel and creation of million year old underground tectonic movements. It is a living breathing manifestation of the power of mother nature and its many extraordinary landscapes give rise to breathtaking scenery both on land and in the sea.

Volcanoes and volcanic eruptions are common place amongst the extraordinary valleys and snow capped mountains. Glaciers give sparkle to the land and crystal clear lakes and rivers run across the country.

Sparsely populated, Iceland has many golf courses that are located and situated in extraordinary and visually dramatic natural settings. You can even play under the "midnight sun" in the the Arctic Open! Some courses are found on the plains, others in the crater of an extinct volcano, others on the coast in dramatic "volcanic links" style layouts or even in a hot geothermal springs area. Wherever you play, you are in treat for a very unique golfing experience.

Arrive in Iceland on day one of your premium Iceland golf tour and you will begin your stay at either a luxury 5 star hotel such as the Apotek Hotel, the Hilton Reykjavik or the Reykjavik Marina Residence. From here you will experience several days of epic golf rounds at local courses such as the Keilir Golf Course

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Keilir Golf Course

Keilir Golf Course

Spend several days in scenic helicopter rides with packed lunches enjoying heligolfing at stunning golf courses such as Geysir Golf Course or Kidjaberg Golf Course. Include on these trips the opportunity to visiting some of Iceland's most dynamic landscapes and scenery in the central plateau area.

Iceland caters for all levels and desires of travelers and a golfing trip to Iceland is sure to delight, amaze, surprise and fascinate.

Geysir Golf Course

Geysir Golf Course

PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz!

PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz!

TGIF! Thank Golf It's Friday!

Are you excited about the weekend? Where will you be playing a round or perhaps you are in Fiji watching the Fiji International?

Here is this week's PGNZ Par 5 Quiz! All the answers can be found in our blog or on our website. Think you can answer all questions correctly? If you can, send us an email via our contact page!

Tee Shot: Which country and city is home to the TPC KL golf course?

Middle of the Fairway: Which country now famous for its many golf courses is known as the land of fire and ice?

(Alternative Albatross Shot:) Which golf course is the Fiji International golf tournament being played on?

Approach Shot: What dates are scheduled for next year's Open at Carnoustie?

(Alternative Eagle Putt) Who won the Open this year?

Birdie Putt: Who won the PGA Championship this year at Quail Hollow?

Par Save: What two major tournaments will be played in New Zealand over the next three months?

Unique New Zealand Experiences & Tours

Unique New Zealand Experiences & Tours

Thursday is here which means we are two days away from the weekend and our next destination in our showcase of different golf destinations around the world. Where will we find ourselves this weekend? Hint - imagine playing golf in the crater of an extinct volcano!

The Solheim Cup starts today (US time) at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West De Moins, Iowa. Wonderful to see such great golfers from both sides of the Atlantic battling it out for this years honours! Interested in attending next year's event - enquire via our contact page.

A bit closer to home the Fiji International is being played at the Natadola Golf Course. Fiji is one of those beautiful Pacific destinations where the experiences and opportunities for your senses to be invigorated happens on a daily basis. From the luxury accommodation to the cuisine to the idyllic pacific beachside golf courses to the cultural experiences, Fiji is a exciting destination for the modern golf traveler.

With Fiji not far from New Zealand, combine a tour there with a 21 day visit to New Zealand staying at the finest luxury lodges, playing sublime golf and having the unique experiences of a life time.

Wine tours, scenic cruises, hot air ballooning and Maori cultural experiences are just some of the best activities on offer.

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Enquire now for your premium golf tour! 

Luxury Vacations with Golf

Luxury Vacations with Golf

Here at PGNZ we offer premium golf tours that combine golf with luxury travel. However if you just looking at luxury travel to New Zealand or around the world, we are able to assist and create exceptional bespoke tours and luxury vacations.

Find out more about our premium golf tours to New Zealand here. Today however we would like to share a couple of international destinations that not only offer world class luxury accommodation and service, but also once-in-a-lifetime type experiences and of course, stunning golf courses!

Iceland:

The land of fire and ice is located northwest of the UK and is fast becoming a popular destination. It's raging volcanoes with their tongue twisting names drive the geography of this unique island and wherever you go, you will find geysers, hot springs, dramatic landscapes, glaciers, tremendous waterfalls, barren windswept hills and amongst all that, a number of wonderful golf courses.

Westmans Golf Course - nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano!

Westmans Golf Course - nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano!

Portugal:

With a rich history including a worldwide maritime empire, Portugal is a located on the west coast of the European continent and is the crossroads of many influences, cultural movements and human endeavours. The Algarve coast is particularly popular with travellers today and has some fantastic luxury resorts and travel destinations. The golf courses are world class and deserve your playing time.

Hotel Ocean View

Hotel Ocean View

Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort

Royal Obidos Spa & Golf Resort

Above are just two popular destinations but equally wonderful travel locations and golf experiences can be found in all corners of the globe. Working with our network of approved IAGTO golf tour operators, we can create your very own once-in-a-lifetime premium golf tour.

Tuesday Travel Thoughts!

Tuesday Travel Thoughts!

Greetings golf travelers! How are you today? Have you been to the course today or is that somewhere that you wish you could be right now?

Every Tuesday, we share our "tuesday travel thoughts" around golf travel and the "Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle".

For many of our clients, golf travel is not just about the opportunity to play golf at the best courses but it is also about wrapping those golf rounds around unique experiences and local activities or attractions.

A 5 star room is not enough anymore, the modern golf traveler is seeking golf and experiences or maybe the other way around.

In this regard, New Zealand offers a fantastic selection of unique experiences from Maori cultural performances to exclusive lodge stays only accessibly by helicopter to popular wine and food festivals to major sporting events to incredible river or deep sea fishing.

All our standard packages can be customised to incorporate unique experiences, experiences that will marvel, surprise and inspire. We work closely with our clients to curate itineraries and vacations that are bespoke and unique. See our testimonials page to see how our clients enjoy their premium golf tours.

Premium Golf Tours & Vacations

Premium Golf Tours & Vacations

Mondays are beginnings! The beginning of a new week that might be full of choices and decisions! If you are considering a golf tour to New Zealand, contact us today.

While Monday mornings are beginnings, they are also, due to the time difference, usually the end of a tournament on the PGA tour! Congratulations to Justin Thomas for winning the 99th PGA Championship and the last major of the year!

What an exciting year of golf it has been! Here in New Zealand we have two major tournaments coming up - the Mckayson New Zealand Women's Open and the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. 

We are also excited to announce that we will soon be adding a new premium golf tour to our collection of international golf tours. We recently showcased Malaysia in our blog series on international golf destinations and later this year we will be embarking on a 14 day tour to this exciting country. Sign up to our newsletter to find out more.

In the meantime, have a watch of the video below from TPC KL! What a course and venue.

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

Sunday is here again! Have you been watching the PGA Championship? Some great golf being played and also some great sportmanship on display! Are you keen to see next years PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, St Louis, Missouri? Enquire today about golf tour options for you and your family or friends.

Have you been out on the course today? Below is a picture we posted on our Instagram account on a typical golf scene in New Zealand. With it being winter here at the moment, the backdrop is a classic winter look but with spring not too far away, this scene will soon change and more and more golfers will be hitting the courses.

Today's reading is all about Malaysia. PGNZ will soon be offering an exclusive 14 day tour to Malaysia in November led by our Director of Golf, Haldane Lee. Stay tuned for more details soon.

In the meantime have a read about three of Malaysia's best golf courses here.

PGNZ International Golf Travel Destinations

PGNZ International Golf Travel Destinations

Welcome to another weekend here in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand! Talking of weekends, the second round of the 99th PGA Championship being held at Quail Hollow is almost over and we will soon see who has made the cut ready for two exciting weekend days of top level competition. Who will be the 2017 champion?

Next year is the 100th PGA Championship to be played at Bellerive Country Club, St Louis Missouri. Interested in attending? Contact us now to be added to our mailing list to receive more information.

Every Saturday we showcase a new destination in our 18 post series of International Golf Travel Destinations. Previously we showcased Australia and Malaysia, today we will be showcasing the beautiful Pacific island of Fiji.

Fiji is a beautiful tropical archipelago of islands and an excellent golfing destination with several championship golf courses that are must play courses. 

Three hours from Auckland, fours hours from Brisbane, Australia, five hours from Hawaii and ten hours from Singapore, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Fiji is very accessible with major airline carries flying to and from Nadi International Airport.

Catering for all travelers, Fiji offers an excellent selection of world class luxury accommodation including the exquisite private island retreat of Dolphin Island. This exclusive property allows a maximum of 8 guests so privacy, intimacy, style and premium experiences are all presented magnificently. With excellent premium helicopter transport options, this is the perfect place for the discerning golf traveler to base themselves in Fiji.

Fiji has a number of golf courses including two major championship golf courses. 

Next week the Fiji International Golf Tournament will be played at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. This championship course is located on the west coast of Fiji's main island Viti Levu and has stunning views across the Pacific Ocean.

Natadola Championship Golf Course

Natadola Championship Golf Course

Closer to the capital city of Nadi, the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club is home to Fiji's premier championship golf course. Located as part of the Sheraton Fiji Resort the course is lined with coconut palms and presents a number of water hazards which requires thinking and a solid game to navigate by.

Fiji not only has exclusive accommodation and championship golf courses, it also has a myriad of unique experiences on offer. Here is a small selection:

  • Beautiful sunny beaches and warm water experiences
  • Premium yacht cruises amongst the Pacific Islands
  • Diving into a world of soft coral reefs
  • Fijian cultural experiences that are rich in heritage
  • Fijian festivals and major sporting events
  • Delectable cuisine with earthy Pacific flavours
  • Rejuvenation and Spa treatments
  • The perfect location for large family gatherings, weddings and other important occasions.

Fiji is a beautiful island ready for your next International premium golf tour.  

    PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz!

    PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz!

    TGIF! Thank Golf It's Friday!

    Well, it's another Friday and the year really does seem to be flying by!

    Are you planning your next trip to the 2018 US Masters or the British Open? We have tours that cater for your very own particular golf travel needs and desired experiences, whether it is just 3 days (Sunday at the Masters anyone?) or a whole 14 - 21 day premium country tour!

    Here is this week's PGNZ Par 5 Quiz. All answers can be found reading through our blog and on our website.

    Tee shot: Which Asian country did we showcase last Saturday?

    Middle of the fairway: What is the name of Europe's most famous river where we offer a luxury cruise and golf tour?

    (Alternative Albatross Shot:) In which country would you find the Paneti golf resort?

    Approach Shot: When is Father's Day this year? Have you got him a present yet?

    (Alternative Eagle Shot:) Where is this year's PGA Championship being played?

    Birdie Putt: Who won last year's PGA Championship?

    Par Save: Where is New Zealand's premier golfing destination?

    Kauri Cliffs

    Kauri Cliffs

    New Zealand Golf Courses

    New Zealand Golf Courses

    Welcome to another Thursday! With it being NZ time, we are a day ahead of the first round of the last Major golf championship of the year - the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. Who are you predicting to walk away as the 2017 Champion?

    On Saturday we will be showcasing a new country in our ongoing series of International golf destinations. We have showcased both Australia and Malaysia - where will we be going this weekend?

    On Thursdays we usually share some information about one of New Zealand's many world class golf courses. Today's golf course is Paraparaumu Golf Club, one of the best links courses in the world.

    New Zealand Golf Tours

    New Zealand Golf Tours

    The middle of week is here and only a couple of days left before another exciting weekend of golf and our next international golf destination showcase! We are also just a couple of days away from the opening round of the last Major of the year - the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. Who will be the 2017 champion this year?

    Are you considering some golf travel to New Zealand? 

    Here at PGNZ we can help you understand where are the best courses to play in New Zealand, where to stay and the best travel options whilst in New Zealand. From self-drive tours to arranged or guided tours we cater for all golf traveler needs and can help you have some of the most unique golf travel experiences on the planet.

    Kauri Cliffs - New Zealand's premier golfing resort.

    Kauri Cliffs - New Zealand's premier golfing resort.

    We have four standard tour packages around New Zealand's main regions and best selection of marquee golf courses. All tour packages can be customised for any group size or desired location to create your ideal golf vacation. See our testimonials page to see how much our clients have enjoyed their premium golf tours.

    Are you keen to head to Queenstown, New Zealand's most popular tourist destination and home to three of the world's finest golf courses - The Hills, Millbrook and Jacks Point. We organise tours to Queenstown - see here for more information.

    Are you looking for the ultimate golf tour to New Zealand, then enquire about our 21 day premium New Zealand golf tour. Traveling around the country in a helicopter, staying at luxury lodges and playing golf at the best courses in New Zealand is a golfer's dream come true.

    Watch the video below from New Zealand Tourism on New Zealand's Courses of Nature to begin visualizing your premium golf tour to New Zealand.

    Tuesday Travel Thoughts

    Tuesday Travel Thoughts

    Another week is trucking along! The weeks really do seem to be flying by. Before you know it, we will begin to see Christmas signs out in the shops!

    Fathers Day is coming up though on Sunday September 3rd. Why not celebrate the day with your golfing father or grandfather out on a golf course. We offer customisable day and weekend trips that would be excellent surprise presents. Start off in Auckland with a helicopter ride to Kauri Cliffs, a round on one of the top 100 golf courses of the world, (every golfer's bucket list) and then a return trip home. No matter where you are based in New Zealand, we will be able to arrange an excellent golfing "present" for your father. Enquire now for more information.

    The view from the 7th hole at Kauri Cliffs

    The view from the 7th hole at Kauri Cliffs

    Luxury Golf Tours

    Luxury Golf Tours

    Mondays! Are they full of "pars" or possible bogeys for you?! Or do you look at it positively and tell yourself that you are now one day closer to your next premium golf tour?

    Imagine yourself on a beautiful golf course in a beautiful country!

    Imagine yourself on a beautiful golf course in a beautiful country!

    What better way to spend quality time with your loved ones, family and friends than on a premium golf tour where you all get to play golf together on stunning golf courses, stay in luxurious accommodation and have unique travel experiences that will be talking points for years to come. See our testimonials page from our previous clients who have enjoyed their premium golf tours with us.

    With the end of year holidays coming up and 2018 just around the corner, now is the time to plan and book your tour.

    Alongside our signature collection of tours in New Zealand and around the world, here are two now very exciting golf tours that we are now delighted to be able to offer. Contact us  if you would like more information.

    European Luxury River & Golf Cruise:

    Experience European elegance and luxury on a 7 day cruise of the Danube river from Budapest in Hungary to Passau in Germany via in Austria. Stop off and play four rounds of golf at exclusive and private clubs. Enjoy the finest cuisine daily and consume the finest wines while all importantly spending quality time with your family and friends. Taking bookings now for 24th May - 31st May 2018.

    Exclusive luxury European River and Golf Cruise

    Exclusive luxury European River and Golf Cruise

    Round the World Global Golf Excursion:

    Flying in a private jet, this luxury global golf excursion will have you fly around the world staying in 5 star (sometimes 7 star!) hotels and playing golf on some of the world's best golf courses. Starting off in Dusseldorf in Germany, Europe, the first destination is Abu Dhabi staying in the 7 star Hotel Emirates Palace. You will play the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and then the next day make a visit to the Sheihk Zayed Mosque. The sophisticated and premium level of accommodation plus spectacular golf and outstanding tourists attractions will continue as you "golftrot" around the world to Singapore, Sydney, Fiji, Hawaii, California, Florida and then return to Dusseldorf in Germany. What a trip. With a starting date early November 2019 this is one golf tour you will want to be on. Contact us to add you to our growing list of interested clients.

    Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

    Sunday Reading & Golf Travel

    Welcome to another Sunday! Have you been out on the golf course working on that handicap or perhaps you're enjoying some relaxing time at home with a glass or two of wine and a bit of Sunday reading?

    Yesterday we published our second post in our 18 post series of 18 different international golf destinations. Read the post here and find out more about this great destination on our dedicated Malaysia page here.

    Imagine staying here on a 9 day golf tour of Malaysia..

    Imagine staying here on a 9 day golf tour of Malaysia..

    If Malaysia is not your cup of tea, then perhaps a 7 day luxury river and golf cruise on the Danube from Budapest in Hungary to Passau in Germany might be.

    Exclusive European golf excursions are always worthwhile and memorable. Experience a luxury 5 star river cruise and golf tour from Hungary to Germany along the Danube in May 2018. Embrace European heritage while savouring world championship grade golf courses, gourmet European food and delectable wines to tickle all discerning taste buds! A tour of this style and magnificence would make for a stunning Fathers Day present. Use our contact page to enquire and find out more.

    PGNZ International Golf Travel Destination Series

    PGNZ International Golf Travel Destination Series

    The weekend is here! Great to see Michelle Wie set a new course record in the first round at the Ricoh Womens British Open currently being played at Kingsbarns Golf Links, Scotland. Later this year we will see many of world's greatest female golfers on the planet playing in the McKayson New Zealand Women's Open which will be held September 29-October 1st at Windross Farm. This will be one of the biggest golf events ever to be held in New Zealand.

    Last Saturday in our first post of our new series on international golf travel destinations, we showcased Australia. Have a read here and see our dedicated Australia page here.

    This week, we are excited to showcase a new destination that PGNZ will be visiting next year with a new tour offering.

    Malaysia, "Truly Asia", is a tropical country north of Singapore and south of Thailand. With over 200 high quality golf courses and a rich history of tourism, Malaysia is somewhat of an intriguing and rewarding golf travel destination. With Thailand and Vietnam nearby as exciting golf destinations, Malaysia is the gateway to a dynamic beautiful region, full of golf courses and unique travel experiences.

    The best way to think of "golf in Malaysia" is the variety of golf course locations. 

    You can play in a rainforest, such as at the Ernie Els designed Teluk Datai Course.

    Els Teluk Datai

    Els Teluk Datai

    You can play on a beachside course, such as the Els Club Desaru Coast 

    You can play in the mountains above the clouds, such as at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort

    You can play amongst the limestone hills such as at the Templer Park Country Club

    And you can play at TPC grade courses in heart of Malaysia's capital city. See the video below.

    Combine these exciting choices with luxury resort style accommodation, a very high level of service, luxurious transport, mouthwatering cuisine plus the opportunity to experience Malaysia's finest tourist attractions, a premium 9 day golf tour of Malaysia is a wonderful introduction to "golf in Malaysia"

    Golf in Malaysia, truly Asia!

    In September, PGNZ will be hosting a Malaysia Golf Experience night to showcase our exciting upcoming tour. Contact us now to be added to the list of interested golfers keen to participate in this event.

    PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz

    PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz

    TGIF! Thank Golf It's Friday! The weekend is almost here. Are you watching the Ricoh Women's British Open at Kingsbarn Golf Links? Who will be the 2017 champion?

    Here is this week's Par 5 Quiz! All the answers can be found on our blog or on our website.

    Tee off: Which luxury New Zealand golf resort was recently voted best in New Zealand and Australia by Travel + Leisure Magazine?

    The Lodge at .......?

    The Lodge at .......?

    Middle of the fairway: On which continent full of Kangaroos and Koalas can you find the Hamilton Golf Club (See picture below)?

    Hamilton Golf Club

    Hamilton Golf Club

    Approach Shot: Where is the highest golf course in the world?

    Birdie Putt: Which is New Zealand's only Dr Alistair McKenzie designed golf course?

    Par Save: What are the dates of our next UK Heritage tour and also The Open tour?

    Think you go them all right? Contact us via our contact page and see if you are a quiz genius!

    Tomorrow we will be showcasing our second destination in our new series of international golf destinations. Where will be it? Our first post in the series was Australia.

    New Zealand Golf Courses: Titirangi Golf Club

    New Zealand Golf Courses: Titirangi Golf Club

    Are you considering a golf tour to New Zealand?

    It is important to know which are the best courses to play and where they are. Queenstown for example is one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations and with its three marquee golf courses of Jack's Point, Millbrook and The Hills, it is easy to understand why those intending on visiting book well in advance!

    New Zealand has a number of marquee and experience golf courses right around the country that are "must play" courses on any premium golf tour.

    Today we would like to share a video of Titirangi Golf Club, a must play course located in West Auckland. Titirangi is a marquee golf course that is New Zealand's only Dr Alistair McKenzie designed golf course.

    Read more about our North Island tours which include Titirangi. 

    Tomorrow we will have our regular PGNZ Friday Par 5 Quiz and then on Saturday we will showcase our second international destination as part of our new series on international golf destinations.

    Premium Golf Tours Around the World

    Premium Golf Tours Around the World

    How is your week progressing? Are you scoring "eagles" and "birdies" or is it  just another par week? Perhaps you are in need of some inspiration.

    Another glorious summer here in New Zealand is only a few months away now and a number of clients are either booking or confirming their tours for upcoming visits to New Zealand. Make sure to book your premium golf tour as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Many places have limited availability during the months from November through to March.

    Perhaps you have already visited our beautiful islands and golf courses and now in search of other golf experiences. Or perhaps you are a kiwi golfer keen to play golf in another country.

    Here at PGNZ we offer a number of premium golf tours around the world including to the US Masters and the Open. However we are not limited to tours to the traditional golfing destinations, we also offer and organise tours to places right around the world.

    Consider a tour where you will play golf at the 18 best golf courses in 18 different countries while staying in luxury accommodation and flying between countries in a private jet. If your spouse or partner does not play golf, then a number of activities can be arranged as part of this tour. These sort of tours are the greatest way for couples to go on a once-in-a-lifetime tours around the world and let you both enjoy everything on offer. Keen for some more information? Enquire now via our contact page.

    All countries around the world have noticeable geographic features such as majestic towering mountains. New Zealand is no exception!!

    Terrace Downs in the foothills of New Zealand's southern alps

    Terrace Downs in the foothills of New Zealand's southern alps

    Imagine taking yourself on a tour playing golf under the following mountains:

    Playing at the 9 hole Black Diamond golf course in Alaska at the Black Diamond Resort with views of Mt Denali and a moose passing you by!

    Playing at the beautiful Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate with the famous snows of Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance.

    Playing at the southern most golf course in the world surrounded by impressive Argentinian Patagonia mountains

    Playing at 10000 feet in the mountains of Peru at the La Paz Golf Club.

    Would you like a bucket list type tour of all these golf courses and more? What about playing the ten longest golf courses in the world? Or playing the top ten shortest golf courses in the top ten smallest countries. Or perhaps playing golf in countries that begin with the letter "G". Golf in Germany, Georgia, Greece and Ghana anyone? As a golf tour agency, it is our mission to organise premium golf tours for all our clients to New Zealand and around the world. 

    Enquire now to begin planning your very own special premium golf tour around the world. Only you can create the greatest golf trip memories of all time. We will help you get to them!

    Tuesday Travel Thoughts

    Tuesday Travel Thoughts

    Tuesdays are when we like to share some of our travel thoughts.

    Are you considering a golf tour, whether it is to our beautiful islands here in New Zealand or another destination around the world? Check out our New Zealand golf tours page here and our World tours page here.

    According to the (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) UNWTO, more than 1 billion people are now travelling per year. A growing percentage of these travelers are golfers who are seeking the opportunity to play golf in a number of destinations. Spain for example is a popular destination for European golfers as it is close to home, provides excellent weather, superb golf courses, excellent accommodation and delectable food and wine.

    While the main driver of golf tours is still primarily to play golf and to see tournaments such as the Open or the US Masters, there is also a desire for golfers to have unique travel experiences. Often we see our clients wanting to incorporate a local experience such as winery visit or fly fishing or a cultural experience. This way they can maximise their time in a country that might be considered a long flight time away.

    When we talk about unique experiences, New Zealand offers many golf courses that are in unique settings such as along cliff tops or in geothermal areas or incredible alpine links style settings. These dramatic landscapes all add to the wow factor and help traveling golfers to appreciate the true magic of New Zealand. Combine that with the finest luxury accommodation, food and wine plus some local tourist experiences, then one's time spent on a premium golf tour to New Zealand is well worth the time and money.

    Why do you travel and where would you like to play golf?

    Beautiful clear skies, tremendous golf courses and unique experiences

    Beautiful clear skies, tremendous golf courses and unique experiences

    New Zealand Golf Tours

    New Zealand Golf Tours

    New Zealand is a country blessed with an excellent selection of golf courses (more than 400 in fact!), stunningly beautiful landscapes, vistas and fascinatingly wonderful geological features, modern amenities, luxury accommodation and travel options to suit all discerning golf travellers.

    Beautiful views from the Par 3 8th hole at Gulf Harbour

    Beautiful views from the Par 3 8th hole at Gulf Harbour

    With a small population and relatively low human impact on the land, New Zealand is unspoiled in many ways and provides a unique haven for those seeking to relax, rejuvenate, experience and most importantly play golf!

    With two main islands, New Zealand has many different and distinct regions for you to explore and experience but wherever you go, a golf course will not be too far away. Some of these golf courses are known as hidden gems because they are not so well known but offer tremendous golf experiences. One example is Omaha Beach Golf Club in Matakana, north of Auckland. See their website here.

    Other courses are ranked in the top 50 of the world such as Cape Kidnappers, a truly spectacular golf course in the Hawkes Bay.

    The view from the 15th green at Cape Kidnappers

    The view from the 15th green at Cape Kidnappers

    Here at PGNZ we offer four standard New Zealand golf tour packages including to the ever popular Queenstown. We also offer an ultimate 21 day New Zealand tour package. However as we like to work with our clients to curate itineraries that suit their tastes and desires, we offer customised and bespoke packages. See our testimonials page to see how our clients have found their premium golf tours.